Tag: murder

I Could Have Been Sandra Bland

I Could Have Been Sandra Bland
by A Comeaux I’m feeling a collection of emotions and none of which are rational. I’ll articulate my rage the best I can in order for my plea to be effective. I know there are responsible police officers that live up to their oaths to serve and protect, and YOU know this is not about... Read more »

How Can My Black Child Protect Himself Against a Cop?

How Can My Black Child Protect Himself Against a Cop?
By A Comeaux I am the mother of a Black male child. A precocious, outspoken, intelligent and spirited 8-year-old who America is conditioned to fear. My child resembles what SOME modern-day and yesteryear people believe is worthless. By way of systematic oppression and character assassination, black men are seen as violent, angry and simply guilty.... Read more »

An Open Letter to My Black Son

An Open Letter to My Black Son
by A Comeaux An Open Letter to #mySun At 8-years-old you still believe in superheroes and friendly neighbors. You see the world with love in your eyes and no color-lines in sight. I love that about you. I’m sorry it’s not awesome in today’s world. I’m sorry that you will be judged by your skin... Read more »
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Anatomy of A Facebook Killing

Anatomy of A Facebook Killing
By Zondra Hughes Picture two girls arguing on the playground. They stand nose-to-nose, hurling insults. Deep down inside, neither girl really wants to fight; neither girl wants to be known as the girl that doesn’t want to fight either.  As the crowd builds around them, waiting to see (or in this case, tape) the fight,... Read more »

6 Questions to Ask Before Allowing Your Boyfriend to Babysit

 6 Questions to Ask Before Allowing Your Boyfriend to Babysit
By Zondra Hughes My heart goes out to the family of the murdered 5-month-old Zion baby, Joshua Summeries. Momma, baby. Poppa? Maybe. It’s an old wives’ saying that served for many as a warning to young women: Your baby is your business, your priority, your responsibility, because the father of your child may or may... Read more »