Posts Categorized: Race & Ethnicity

Strange Fruit

A week ago, while talking to my Grandmother, she asked my opinion of the State vs. Zimmerman case. “I don’t think he’s going to get charged for 2nd Degree Murder, but I also don’t think he’s going to walk away without any charge.” I replied as I washed a plate. There was silence on the… Read more »

Monday’s Mirror #2

Thought I forgot, didn’t you! Don’t doubt, dear friend!! 🙂 I will vary the source of these entries, but when I found this video, I knew I wanted to share it on my blog. This story is so refreshing and beautiful. I hope that this young girl and her words, determination, purity, passion, sensitivity,  and… Read more »

Monday’s Mirror

:Blows dust off of blog: Hey guys! :watches tumbleweed roll: I know it’s been a hot minute since I’ve updated, and I need to do better. I’ve been so wrapped up in surviving learning how to be a mom to a baby that has so many needs (love, attention, occasional baths, arms to sleep in, boobs,… Read more »

Woke Up Black

Today I “Woke up Black”. This Trayvon case is weighing heavy on my heart. Unlike my sisters and brothers who are not of color, I don’t have the privilege of distancing myself and waiting for the facts to be presented. Umoja is what we live by as a people. What is often forgotten, is that… Read more »

Born in the Ghetto, Raised in the Hood

Undoubtedly, this post will make you either uncomfortable, or feel completely understood. I can only think of 3 of my readers who would certainly feel at ease reading this, so, beware. I warned you. I was born and raised in Liberty City, a ghetto in Miami that is known for its high crime and lack… Read more »