June 24, 2015

Really? Alabama Governor Bentley just ordered two workers to immediately remove the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds:  “Two workers came out of the Capitol building about 8:20 a.m. and with no fanfare quickly and quietly took the flag down,” The Birmingham News reports. “Moments later, Gov. Bentley emerged from the Capitol on his way to an appearance in Hackleburg. Asked if he had ordered the flag taken down, the governor said, ‘Yes I did” Alabama. A state that is historically… Read more

June 23, 2015

There’s a popular meme going around social media depicting the difference between how black and white suspects are treated by police and the media. Man, that’s harsh. I’ll agree. There are definitely discrepancies in the way we treat black vs. white suspects, but is this fair?  In the Freddie Gray death, we’re still waiting to understand what happened. Picked up without cause, thrown in the back of a van, then dead. Death while in custody of law enforcement, all without… Read more

June 19, 2015

The Confederate flag flies high in South Carolina this Juneteeth. It’s seen as disrespectful to some, insulting to most, and a symbol of racism and white supremacy for anyone cares to see it for what it is. But its also part of our national tapestry. There’s a call to take it down in the wake of the Charleston Massacre of nine people, because of Dylann Storm Roof’s hatred. These human beings were just a bunch of niggers to him. I’m going… Read more

June 18, 2015

Nine black people are dead in Charleston, killed by Dylann Storm Roof, a white gunman.   This appears to be a hate crime and the authorities are investigating it as such. “We believe this is a hate crime; that is how we are investigating it,” Charleston Police Chief Greg Mullen said at a dawn news conference. So… can we still have the conversation on what black is again? Seriously. I mean right now, because for some reason I seem to understand… Read more

June 15, 2015

When the story of NAACP Chapter President Rachel Dolezal first came out, I didn’t know how to feel. She was a white woman portraying herself as black. A life was fabricated, including the accoutrements of blackness (whatever that meant). As the facts emerged, we seemed to get a picture of someone who was consciously masquerading as something she wanted to be, but wasn’t. Many people rallied to her defense because of all the “good she did”. She was down for… Read more

June 12, 2015

The head of Spokane’s NAACP is revealed as White! Could this be the worst case of cultural appropriation since Soul Man? or the Jazz singer gone wild? I’ll admit it. Iggy Azalea rapping with a fake accent got to me and not just because she was a bad Nicki Minaj knock-off. Miley’s twerking was just irritating, but with her LGBTQ stance, she gets a pass. Katy Perry’s videos – insulting. Justified furor over hairstyles (Bantu Knots vs “minibuns”, Cornrows vs MicroFrenchBraiding)… Read more

June 11, 2015

BAD (Black Atheist Dad) Advice on Miley Cyrus I wasn’t above turning my nose up at Miley Cyrus, in fact like many parents I threw much shade and side eye at her over the years. My daughters grew up with Hannah Montana, so when she transformed into this wrecking-ball riding, twerking, tongue obsessed, mouth-contorting person – I was like nope… Done. Another celebrity kid off the deep end! … She Brittanied. I wrote her off. So did my kids. She really… Read more

June 9, 2015

In a stunning move, McKinney police officer Eric Casebolt has resigned amid continued scrutiny over his handling of the McKinney pool party that’s sparked debate on excessive force and cries of a very blatant double standard over the treatment of black versus white children at the Craig Ranch event (video below). The video released on June 5th has been a point of contention and a heated firestorm on social media, pitting even locals (like myself) at odds with friends and would… Read more

June 9, 2015

Franklin Graham is pulling his money from Wells Fargo after they featured a lesbian couple in one of their commercials and calling for a Christian boycott in the process. Its a beautiful commercial showing a same sex family adopting a young girl who happens to be deaf. This particular family (two mothers) choose to adopt and raise a child that will face issues that are foreign to many of us. My goddaughter is deaf and was raised by two prelingually deaf parents who showed me a glimpse… Read more

May 26, 2015

Demon Summoning “#CharlieCharlieChallenge” Trending Amongst Teens. Remember when you were a kid and you would call for the Candyman or Bloody Mary in front of a mirror in the dark?  Or playing with a Ouija board in the hopes of reaching the “other” side? Kids have long been fascinated with supernatural and it seems as if its back again in the form of #CharlieCharlieChallenge.  And its got some of them freaking out.  The hashtag is trending on twitter and creeping into… Read more

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