61-year-old Lawrence McKinney served 31 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. The Memphis, Tennessee native only received $75 for compensation. At 21 he was convicted of rape and burglary and was sentenced to 115 years in jail, though that sentence seems excessive given sentences of other convicted on the same crime. … Continue reading Black Man gets $75, Wrongfully Imprisoned for over 30 years
I was talking to a friend a couple days ago about something that he was going through and we got on the subject of Black people seeking professional help. What also brought this to my mind is the recent incidents with Kanye West. Now I am not saying that he does or doesn't have mental … Continue reading Black Mental Health
Just Touch Me Growing up without a father and a non affectionate stepfather, caused for some rough relationships and major promiscuity. In high school I had one boyfriend and in college I had one boyfriend. In between time, I had many sexual partners, because my body craved the touch of a man. Sex was the … Continue reading Just Touch Me
We live in a time where we rely heavily on technology. Everything you can think of has been filmed. You have access to all sorts of things, and things that you shouldn't have access to. There are many pros and cons of the media when it comes to Black people. I think there may be … Continue reading Technology, Helps/Hinders Black People
This is not a complete list, but these are the ones I follow: A Breeze Harper Beyond Vegan Black Vegans Rock Brown Vegan Conscious w/ Conner Divine Veggie Mama DunguBook Good Vibe Vegan Kameelah Belgrave Korin Sutton Kinda Vegan Natural Vegan Mama No Future in Frontin' (Jazzzie) Sadiya Marie SoTrueQ Sweet Potato Soul Tajh Walker … Continue reading Black Vegan YouTubers
Many people hate on our First Lady but she is the bomb. To me she has been the best FLOTUS we have ever had and also has so much love for the children, who btw, are our future. Mrs. Obama has so much swag and life and she is so down to earth. She never … Continue reading FLOTUS Michelle Obama is a G
I came across this IG page, @blackgirlsmh, and I was blown away that there is a page like that. In the Black community, there is a huge thing about seeking professional help. Growing up we are told that as Black women, we don't have issues and we are to get over it. Black men from … Continue reading Black Girls Mental Health
I know you have all seen what has been going on the past few days in this country. For those of you who live in countries that American news is not shown, I know you have seen it on social media. White police officers have been offing Black men due to racism. Even the Governor … Continue reading Being Black in America
America seems to have a holiday for everything, based upon the enslavement, torture and murder of others. This post will mostly be about the holiday that is celebrated today, but I will add other things in here as well, and I will be citing some sources so you can do research. July 2, 1776 is … Continue reading Black People and American Holidays
I know that I am talking about this late but I don't care. Many people by now have forgotten the speech that Jesse Williams gave at the BET awards, but I haven't. Since then, Jesse has been dragged through the mud by all races and it is appalling that Black people are doing this too. … Continue reading Jesse Williams’ Speech: Oppression & False Hope
White people have been appropriating Black culture for forever and a day and I'm so sick of it. Though I am proud of the fact that many of my people are waking up and noticing what's going on and taking our culture back. Sadly, there is one part of our culture that black people aren't … Continue reading Being Clothes Free is Black Culture
In the Black community, whose food do we always relish over? That of our mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, aunties, etc. Basically, a Black woman. As Black women, we are the soul creators of delicious food in our community. We do the grocery shopping, preparing and cooking. We have the health of our families in our hands. … Continue reading Mind+Body+Soul Monday: Black Women Control Food
DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A FINANCIAL COACH OR ADVISOR Out of all Americans, my people are the most in debt. We have the highest debts, even those of us who live in low income areas. Why? I blame lack of knowledge, the environment, rappers, Black reality shows, financial ignorance, etc. There are many things to … Continue reading Financial Friday: Why are Black People in So Much Debt?
When it comes to the discrimination of other beings, it isn't just Black people on the other side of these thoughts and acts. Animals are also discriminated against and thought of as unintelligent. Black people and animals are looked upon as the same by white people and have been since before slavery. Why? Because Black … Continue reading #MBSM: Racism and Speciesism
WATCH VIDEO FIRST. https://youtu.be/YNTXU0QAH4k I know this is a very touchy subject, especially this early on a Monday morning, but it is something that I have to speak on in order to get my people to understand that eating meat symbolizes the abuse, torture, rape and death that our ancestors went through as slaves and Native … Continue reading Mind, Body & Soul Monday: Human Slavery & The Abuse of Animals
I find it strange that I never had a hard time getting a job before I stopped getting perms and reverted back to my natural hair. I had jobs where I was hire don the spot. Since going back to my natural hair, it has become extremely difficult to land a job, or is the … Continue reading Is It My Natural, Curly Hair, or My Rich, Dark Chocolate Skin?