On My Heart - Current Affairs

How Daniel Holtzclaw Gave Me My Voice Back!

Admittedly, I’ve been silent the last few weeks.  I’ve been overwhelmed into silence with the constant onslaught of the inequities perpetrated against black people in this country.  Then you add the extra layer of Hispanics, Muslims and so on.  The images running through my mind of black children, black men and black women being mistreated… Continue reading How Daniel Holtzclaw Gave Me My Voice Back!

Mommyland · On My Heart - Current Affairs

First Day of School: Happy Times for some and Sad Times for others…

It’s after the morning drop off for the first day of school. It’s a short day and I’m at my usual spot, Starbucks, that’s right around the corner from my little guy’s school.  As I’m sipping my yummy spiced pumpkin latte and enjoying my spinach feta wrap, I am overcome with so many emotions about… Continue reading First Day of School: Happy Times for some and Sad Times for others…

On My Heart - Current Affairs · Political Pearls

The Biggest Loser of the #GOPDebate – Black America

For the GOP Debate to be hosted in the Cleveland, the very city where #TamirRice was murdered and the state where #SamDuBose and #JohnCrawford were murdered and only one question about police killings of unarmed American citizens is insulting and proves exactly what this country thinks about Black People.  Or, at the very least, it… Continue reading The Biggest Loser of the #GOPDebate – Black America

On My Heart - Current Affairs

Surely, White Churches will NOT be Silent on the #CharlestonMassacre…

Tomorrow is Sunday.  This nation’s most segregated day of the week.  However, there are a few Christian churches that are multiracial.  For the most part, the multiracial Christian churches that have black pastors will say something about current events that take place in the black community.  They will ask for prayer, moments of silence or… Continue reading Surely, White Churches will NOT be Silent on the #CharlestonMassacre…

On My Heart - Current Affairs

Murderous Cops – Why Training is NOT the Answer!

At least not the only answer. Neither is stopping racial profiling nor training black sons and daughters how to act when they have the unfortunate opportunity to encounter the police.  And the notion that we need more jobs and economic opportunities, while all true, is not the only answer. The truth of the matter is,… Continue reading Murderous Cops – Why Training is NOT the Answer!

Mommyland · On My Heart - Current Affairs

Who Will Protect My Handsome, Brilliant Son?

With the recent “death by cop” news on South Carolinian Walter Scott, I am reminded of one of my previous blog posts - Black People: Let’s Stop Pointing Fingers. In that post, I focused more about starting a social media campaign to raise awareness. However, today I want to ask the question, who will protect… Continue reading Who Will Protect My Handsome, Brilliant Son?

On My Heart - Current Affairs · Political Pearls

Dear Republicans: Here’s your mandate, Pass Legislation!

Dear Republicans, While the Democrats lost the election this cycle, it doesn’t mean you have a mandate on your policies.  In my opinion, the Democrats lost because they ran away from being Democrats and embracing their true ideals of what it means to be a liberal.  As Al Sharpton said on MSNBC “you have to… Continue reading Dear Republicans: Here’s your mandate, Pass Legislation!