Black Issues, Social Commentary

FYI: Poor Customer Service Comes in ALL Shades!!!

  I'm getting sick and tired of people buying into these negative stereotypes regarding race. No, all black people are not on welfare. No, we don't all live in the hood, and contrary to popular belief, yes, we are capable of proving excellent customer service! This past weekend while working, a woman over the phone, had… Continue reading FYI: Poor Customer Service Comes in ALL Shades!!!

Black Issues, Social Commentary

The Miseducation of Lil’ Wayne

The number of so called celebrities who open up their mouths and make absurd comments comes a dime a dozen. We know this all too well. One of them just so happens to be running for the president of the United States, but this post won't be dedicated to the big-mouthed, trash talkin', comb over… Continue reading The Miseducation of Lil’ Wayne

Black Issues, Philly, Review, Social Commentary, Things to Do

‘Straight Outta Compton’ Movie Review

Hey Everyone, Hope you all had a great weekend as always. Three words pretty much sums up my weekend; 'Straight Outta Compton'! The long awaited film depicts the rise of one of the most controversial rap groups of all time, NWA. Now, I'm not a fan of certain rap artists/songs but I love biographies and movies… Continue reading ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Movie Review

Black Issues, Social Commentary

Fried Chicken, Corn bread & Watermelon

Watermelon is all fun and games when you're playfully singing along to Beyoncé's, "Drunk in Love." You know, the part where she goes, "I been drinking...Watermelon..." But watermelon is no laughing matter when it's served alongside fried chicken and cornbread, a San Francisco's high school's lunch menu for Black History Month. Now, some may claim… Continue reading Fried Chicken, Corn bread & Watermelon

Black Issues, Social Commentary

A Picture Speaks A Thousand Words…

 http://www.refinery29.com/2014/01/61052/miroslava-duma-racist-chair?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email_shareI found this on Refinery 29 and thought it was too interesting not to share. I appreciate them for this article.The new Editor in Chief of Garage Magazine was photographed for a feature article on Buro 24/7. The image shows her sitting on a chair that is the shaped as a woman- a black woman… Continue reading A Picture Speaks A Thousand Words…

Social Commentary

The Power of a Word

I can remember being a little girl, quoting the following phrase with such attitude, “Sticks and Stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” It gives a child confidence in the eyes of her antagonist, but as we grow and begin to understand the world around us, we realize that words can… Continue reading The Power of a Word