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Ever since orange face has been in office I have been going out of my way to disassociate myself from the political world. I had been avoiding political conversations, Tweets, articles, in any form of media that I could think of. I mean lets face it discussing politics opens a person like myself up to be ambushed by racist.. Not just any racist but the ones that don’t think they are racist which are the worst kind in my opinion. Not to mention the things that have been happening are just utterly ridiculous and unbelievable!
Anyway one day I was scrolling through some videos and there I saw Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York in a courtroom discussing how free health care is actually something the United States can achieve. So, I started to find more information about her work, how she was elected, and where she was from. I was fascinated by her because she wasn’t afraid to say or imply anything. She wasn’t a politician I was used to, she was a straight shooter! She was honest! I started to do more research on all the recently elected women in Congress.
I found Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan (Detroiter), and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. I personally voted for Rashida Tlaib, and I always say she is the best vote I’ve cast in a while. I decided to provide an examples of something each Congresswoman has done and/orsaid. Rashida wasn’t afraid to call one of her peers, Mark Meadows out for committing a racist act during the Michal Cohen testimony. Mark Meadows is one of those people who think he’s not racist because he has Black family members or whatever (I digress). Ayanna Pressley had to go toe to toe with Ben Carson due to him being accountable for proper public housing. Safe, clean, and attainable public housing is one of the things that Ayanna is committed to ensuring the community. Carson was extremely arrogant and dismissive of his failures in Public housing while half answering the questions Pressley asked. Last but certainly not least Ilhan Omar who constantly has to defend herself about everything she says. The media didn’t like that she said what we all have been thinking. Since when did America allow Israel to dictate what happens and how the country operates? She was accused of being anti-Semitic. Yet, no one answered the question. Side note: Why would the United States keep backing and supporting a Country that takes pride in bombing Palestinian people (including children at school)simply because they exist? That’s an act of terrorism, right? Regardless of how the media tries to make Ilhan out to be a
terrorist villain she corrects them and speaks her truth!
These fearless women made me believe again. They also support one another, which is important. They make me feel as if there are people in office that are really fighting for everyday people. That all is not lost. Which also makes me fearful for them. They are game changers and they make it known. They even have orange face attacking them daily on Twitter. If you don’t know who these women are please look them up. It’s imperative to our survival. I’m happy to say that I have engulfed myself back into political readings and staying on top of what’s happening.
I solely have Congress women Pressely, Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, and Tlaib to thank.
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Listen! As a Black woman living in the USA, I am so tired! I’m tired of having to constantly defend myself. I’m tired of not being allowed to express myself in ways other women express themselves without being nailed to the cross. I’m tired of my wide nose, full lips, style of hair, and the size of my derrière being praised and glorified on women that do not look like me, share my culture, or my struggle. I’m tired of the world telling me that my thoughts and feelings do not matter! Continue reading
Politics and spit!
I’ve been contemplating how to go about this article, and decided to start off with the legal aspect. There are 3 branches of the Government: The Executive branch, which is the highest, and is what the President of the United States (if we had one) would fall under; The Legislative branch, which is what members of the House and Senate (Congress) fall under; The Judicial branch, which is what the Supreme Court and lower courts fall under. Continue reading
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When I heard Nipsey was murdered I was sitting in the living room at my friend’s house. I immediately felt the anxiety building inside of me, and great sadness. In all honesty the first person I thought about was Lauren London, and then his children. I got online to look for credible sites to verify that this tragedy was indeed true. Like many people I didn’t understand it, because everyone seemingly loved Nipsey. I loved Nipsey! Continue reading
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Photo of hate crime and terrorist attack victim Maurice Stallard.
Terrorist Gregory Bush took the lives of two Black senior citizens Maurice Stallard (69) and Vickie Lee Jones (67)on October 25th, 2018 in Louisville, KY. Bush (the terrorist) walked into a Kroger and shot Maurice Stallard right in front of his 12 year old grandson. He then exited the Kroger and saw Vickie Lee Jones in the parking lot and shot and killed her as well. Two lives taken away all because he couldn’t gain access to First Baptist church of Jeffersontown. Continue reading
All little Black girls know the importance of getting their hair done. It has to be styled ever so correctly, or they run the risk of being teased in school and online. Other parents will say things like “Her Mother should be ashamed of herself for not doing her hair!” What is considered doing a little girls hair? Kids will call them ugly, nappy head, etc. Most people find that braids, ponytails (with straightened hair), or in a wrap. Just think about the comments made about Blue Ivy’s hair. This pressure of what your hair has to look like increases tremendously as an adult with different trends and styles being deemed appropriate. It’s constant hair buying, weaving, pulling, braiding, dying, perming, pressing, washing, blow drying, sewing and REPEAT!
I like to think of the glass as half full rather than half empty. Of course there are days when my negative thoughts are stronger than my positive ones, but I remind myself that being positive brings more positivity to me. Being positive isn’t as easy as the memes on Instagram display. You actually have to work towards being positive. Continue reading
I’m exasperated with the fact that I am forced to write about another unarmed Black person being gunned down by the police. What’s most disturbing to me is that so many people still don’t understand why we are upset. We continue to protest in an attempt to get national attention and recognition, yet the protests end with no resolution and little to no change with police brutality against Black people. America just continues on with business as usual. That’s exactly what America is: A business. Continue reading
Let’s just get right down to it. I believe that the H&M ad was done intentionally to get people, in particular Pan Africans emotionally involved for publicity. It worked people are talking about it, hell I’m talking about it via social media, and now I’ve made it a blog. Of course they are going to have their PR team put together an apology about the “insensitive ad.”
Anyone who has ever listened to an elder, read a book, or taught anything about racism knows that racist White people compare Pan Africans to monkeys and call us monkeys! Should the situation be taken lightly? Absolutely not! However, we seem to be an easy mark because many of us don’t think it’s a big deal or don’t care because “we like H&M.” I guess ignorance really is bliss.
Think about that for a moment… Publicity at your expense because you don’t even take yourselves seriously…. I wanted to just remain silent o the issue but then I wouldn’t be true to who I am and the entire reason why I started this blog was to inform the uninformed! Know that the constant attacks on Pan-African people are deliberate. If you don’t stand for yourself and people like you who will?
I will not be posting the picture of the ad because I feel the the same way about that picture as I do about fight videos! I don’t want to see them therefore I’m not sharing the image (images). I’ve given that company too much light already..
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