Posts in category "Society"

Rumored Illinois Bill may deem fatherless children ineligible for birth certificates

Rumored Illinois Bill may deem fatherless children ineligible for birth certificates
Until today, I was under the impression that a birth certificate was something every child was given as a result of birth. I have one, my parents have them, my child has one as well. I can’t say I’ve ever met anyone who doesn’t have one. This may soon not be the case in Illinois... Read more »

Play your part, Bully Prevention Starts at Home

Play your part, Bully Prevention Starts at Home
I’ve been meaning to write a post about bully prevention in recognition of National Bullying Prevention Month. I saw a video this morning from Fox 2 Detroit that captured a few adults playing their part, to prevent a young girl from being bullied is what inspired me to get it done. In the video, what... Read more »

Round-up of Million Man March coverage for those who missed it

Round-up of Million Man March coverage for those who missed it
Yesterday, thousands gathered in Washington D.C. to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Million Man March, this time under the theme #JusticeorElse. It’s been talked about for months, many have recollected on their involvement in the original march, or at least where they were at the time. I remember being a 10 year old little... Read more »
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Why I didn't give my child a "ghetto" name

Why I didn't give my child a "ghetto" name
The internet has been buzzing all day due to the discriminatory comments Raven-Symone made about people with nontraditional, often referred to as “ghetto’ names. It all started when one of her co-hosts, Whoopi, brought up the topic of people being discriminated upon based on their names. This was a finding from a recent study, that... Read more »

What #BlackGirlMagic means for our daughters

What #BlackGirlMagic means for our daughters
Last night was an amazing time to be a Black woman, or woman of color in general. Not one, or two, but three Black women walked away with awards. One of them, even made history by being the first African American woman to win in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category. All... Read more »

Hey ladies, can we NOT act like "baby mama's" in 2015?

I’ve drafted a post on this topic at least twice this year, but never finished it out of concern that I’d ruffle too many feathers. I’ve mentioned before that I strongly dislike the terms “baby mama” and “baby daddy.” I actually cringe whenever someone feels the need to refer to me as such, especially since... Read more »
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Target's Jedi Mind Trick About Gender Labeling for Kids

Target's Jedi Mind Trick About Gender Labeling for Kids
Nearly two years ago, I wrote a post titled, “There’s no girl or boy in toy.” On that post, I was in agreement that little boys or girls should be encouraged to play with toys they find interesting without being concerned about gender. I still agree with that to this day. Fast forward to today... Read more »

Officer Friendly vs. Stranger Danger: How we teach our children about the police

Officer Friendly vs. Stranger Danger: How we teach our children about the police
When I was growing up, my perception of the police was mainly based on Officer Friendly and McGruff the crime dog. I didn’t know much about racial profiling, or police brutality. Obviously, it was an issue, but the only case I can actually recall at the moment is the Rodney King case. Nowadays, our children... Read more »

Little Black Boys, Guilty From Birth

I try not to pull the race card much, mainly because I feel that it is often overused. But, I can’t help but wonder at times, if little Black boys are viewed as being guilty from birth. Controversial cases related to Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis, Mike Brown and countless others have made it clear that... Read more »
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Toya Graham became the world's most loved and hated mom

Toya Graham became the world's most loved and hated mom
Toya Graham definitely has quite a few people singing her praises while others are begging to differ. It all started when a video surfaced of her giving her 16 year old son a frantic beat down for participating in the Baltimore riots.  She was crowned a hero by those who felt that she was doing... Read more »