I Hate Thanksgiving

The day after Thanksgiving, I sat & cried with my husband about how much I hate Thanksgiving. This year, I find myself emotionally gutted over Drumpf's politics of course. Who isn't?  Even bigger than that my heart remained heavy at the treatment of the Standing Rock protesters. On Thanksgiving. With frigid water. In frigid temperatures. Why can't the United States keep it's treaties with Native Americans?  Why are we incapable of treating Native Americans fairly? Why God why? My heart hurts for them. They fight to protect sacred land & get nearly killed for doing so.So. There's that. Sigh.Without fail, every year I tend to dread Thanksgiving & Christmas. Has anyone else noticed this incredible expectation attached to these days? YOU AND YOUR BIG, BEAUTIFUL FAMILY MUST ALL BE HAPPY! THANKFUL! FULL! *Insert eye-roll emoji* This expectation was something I read loud & clear long before social media gave us clues about not only what we should feel on these holidays … [Read more...]

The Spirit of Detroit and all the rest for you, Netizen

netizen |ˈnetəzən|nouna user of the Internet, esp. a habitual or avid one.////1. My HOMEY, Micah talking about how he changed his mind regarding the "evils" of Black Friday inspired a great deal by this post explaining the upsides of Black Friday.  Love.2. The black musician who befriends KKK members & keeps their white linens after they give up their hate.  He's a better human than me.3. An article about how a black college student was tortured in his dorm room at college but also how blacks aren't safe anywhere.  I resonate deeply with this post. I've been a hot mess of fear and anger later regarding my African-American heritage.4. Natural hair wearer?  Here's a helpful list of how to care for your hair during the winter.5. A POWERFUL ad campaign by Amnesty International showing the awful consequences of war and violence.6. Has urban ministry become a new symbol for the Church?  Well, dang.  Well thought post by Osheta Moore.As I mentioned in my l … [Read more...]

Friday #iPhoneography

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