Defend Black Lives: The Grim Relief of The Chauvin Verdict

Accountability. Guilty on all 3 counts. I didn’t watch the entire Chauvin trial. I feared that history would repeat itself. That those 10 hours of deliberation would lead to more pain. Tears filled my eyes when the judge went through each verdict form. “Guilty,” he said not once, not twice, but three times. I was …

Dear Meghan Markle

Thank you for sharing your experience, reminding us that history does repeat itself. And, for women of color, it can go completely unnoticed. Thank you for “spilling tea” gracefully instead of maliciously. When you shared your suicidal thoughts, it forced me to reflect on my current mental health situation. I’ve been a fan of yours …

Binging During Black History Month

Do the right thing by supporting diverse talent. Throughout Black History Month, I decided to support more Black artists. Although I am good at watching diverse work, I could be better. So, I started binging my main man’s work, Spike Lee. You cannot categorizes Lee. He can make anything from thrillers to powerful civil rights …

All That I Missed

My dear blog, oh how I miss writing you. Recently, I’ve been too exhausted to be personally productive. This means I am not working on myself. Household chores are neglected, self-care isn’t touched, and exercising becomes a distant memory. I told my therapist how I haven’t been meditating or practicing any mindfulness. But, I wasn’t …

Diversity Reflection

Looking back, I heard some pretty problematic shit. Childhood. When I was 9 years old, I experienced racism for the first time. After school, I rode the bus home from school. My sister had a play practice or she would have protected me from this little bully. Alas, I had to learn how to protect …

Ohio’s Voter Suppression Issue

The 2020 Presidential Election showed voter suppression all across the country. However, Stacey Abrams, demonstrated how to overcome that suppression. If you haven’t already, then check out All In: The Fight for Democracy on Amazon Prime and Abrams’ book, Our Time is Now. Both of these explain voter suppression. Ohio is one state notoriously known …

Domestic Attack at the Capitol

Now that I’ve had time to reflect. Let’s not call them protestors. Let’s not call them pro-Trump supporters. Let’s call them what they really are: domestic terrorists. Domestic terrorists who support President Donald Trump We saw this coming. We all knew Donald Trump was capable of bringing his supporters together in violent ways. I’m angry …

How I Survived 2020

Bring it, 2021. I think it’s safe for me to say that everyone had a shitty year. We lost many greats and were exposed to many horrible leaders. Some of our favorite icons lets us down, while others inspired us. Our nation is not only divided politically, but morally. We saw how our morales intertwined …

In Defense of the White Male Celebrity

Made you look with that title. #clickbait Recently, I’ve full-on disengaged from celebrity culture. No more online tabloids or frivolous following on social media. Instead, I only follow a handful of celebrities who work with great organizations. Or, celebs with great abs. However, I can’t entirely get away from celebrity news. Apparently, what famous people …

Screaming “TRUMP” Is A Racial Slur

Why we need anti-racism education. Racism did not disappear with the election of Biden-Harris. Although hope returned, hate will continue to lurk. As some of you may know, being anti-racist is one way for our nation to heal. However, alone anti-racist teachings will not fully cure the four years of open hate that we’ve endured. …