Tag: Trump

A letter to "President" Trump about his "listening" session

“President” Trump, I haven’t written in awhile because really what is there to say to you. I felt compelled to write you today because yesterday I watched you during your “listening” session with the victims of the Florida shooting. I couldn’t watch the whole thing. It made me too angry. What I did see made... Read more »

I am the proud daughter of Haitian immigrants

I am the proud daughter of Haitian immigrants
I wrote this essay when the earthquakes happened in Haiti on January 12, 2010; 8 years ago today. “I am Haitian: second generation: one hundred percent. My parents have inhabited this country for forty-five years but they are Haitian to their core. Not an ounce of them reads American. Their accents are strong, their French... Read more »

I tried to defend Omarosa Manigault but I just can't

I tried to defend Omarosa Manigault but I just can't
I was going to try and defend Omarosa Manigault the soon to be if not already former member of Trump’s administration. The reality star who Trump “fired” on Season 1 of the Apprentice was hired by Trump to help “get the Black vote” during the election. Once he was elected she became Director of Communication... Read more »
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5 things I've done since Trump got elected

I wasn’t surprised that Trump won the election. I had a feeling of dread leading up to November 8, 2016. Pantsuit Nation; a Facebook group started to celebrate Hilary Clinton’s “pending win” kept popping up in my feed with pictures of folks dressed in pantsuits flashing “I Voted” stickers . I did not feel encouraged.... Read more »

Dear Mr. Trump

Mr. Trump, Well, it looks like I’m going to be writing an ongoing series of letters to you the next 4 (hopefully less) years. Today I’m writing you about your words about Black History Month. I didn’t write you about the Muslim Ban because that is so colossally wrong, so beyond measure that a letter... Read more »

Trump Diet

So it’s the first 100 Days of the Trump Presidency. There was no last minute call that changed the trajectory of our future and unseated him from the most powerful position in the world before he got there. I am emerging from my state of paralysis and deciding what ways I can contribute to solutions... Read more »
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Dear Mr. Trump

Dear Mr. Trump, I use to watch you on the Apprentice. I thought you were funny and business savvy and self-important but in a cartoon-funny kind of way. I thought you were harmless. I even remember thinking that the whole Rosie O’Donnell feud was not so bad because she started the fight by mocking you... Read more »