Black Issues, Social Commentary

‘Pretty for a Black Girl’ and More Colorist Nonsense that We’re *MF TIRED* of Hearing πŸ€¦πŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸ™‡πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ

As a child, no one had to school me on the disparity of treatment that exists between dark skin and light skin in the black community. It was almost as if, instinctively, I was aware. And yet, they did tell me. From siblings who teased that, because I was of a darker complexion than they,… Continue reading ‘Pretty for a Black Girl’ and More Colorist Nonsense that We’re *MF TIRED* of Hearing πŸ€¦πŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸ™‡πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ

Social Commentary

The Ride Home

I sat aboard the express train headed to Fernrock Transportation Center, (Philadelphia subway stop) ear buds firmly placed inside of my ears, music loud enough to drown out all other distractions, at the same time allowing me to be alert to my surroundings. Around this time, the subway cars were crowded with tired nine to… Continue reading The Ride Home