The “N” Word Is Here To Stay

Yes my people!  This is true.   For some, this realization may be sad.   For others the knowing of this truth just may be real.  But that word is not going anywhere.  Not now, and not ever. We do have a whole lot of baggage around this word, especially North Americans.  This word has…

A New America

Greetings my peeps!  I haven’t been talking much these days, at least not at this blog.  I haven’t abandoned this space tho.  My life is just taking me through a lot of emotional twists and turns is all. It’s interesting how one can have burning passion for doing a certain thing, then that passion wanes,…

Judson Press Presents – The Audacity of Faith

Dear Anna Renee, In 2009, Judson Press published The Audacity of Faith: Christian Leaders Reflect on the Election of Barack Obama. Now we’re asking those same Christian leaders to participate in a virtual roundtable, discussing the President’s first term in office. I am reaching out to you, a blogger/website of influence, to request your assistance…

The Incomparable Glide Memorial Church of San Francisco

Last Sunday, Aug 26, I visited the famous Glide Memorial Church in San Francisico, CA.  This church has been a bastion of good works and is well known and loved the world over!  Yet, it’s interesting how I have never been there before in my life, especially since I was born and raised in San Francisco within a mile of…

Djehuty Ma’at-Ra – The Cold Game of the Child Support System

OK, my people.  I’m putting up an Advisory Warning for this one.  It is advised that those with unbalanced emotions, and an inability to deal with the straight isht just go on and bypass this video.  But for those who can handle the truth,  in all of its twisted ugliness, I invite you to listen…

Spike Lee and Denzel Washington Chop It Up

The beauty of two creative black men, artistes extraordinaires, who by the grace of the art gods have crossed each other’s paths and have worked together successfully. They recognized each other’s talents, joined forces and created a small, yet powerful legacy of black film that feed our ebony  spirits. These artistic collaborations between Spike and Denzel will stand the test of time.  I…

Deltas, Black Women, Love, Power and Respect

There was a mash up between the Honorary Delta  Rae Lewis-Thornton and the Delta Sigma Theta Leader Rose McKinney.  In the end Sister Rae was booted out of the honorary membership.  As I listened to the video that Sister Rae posted, I got the feeling that I understood what may have happened, even though I don’t know the…

It’s My Body! I Can Do What I Want With It!

Pro-Choice?  Anti-Choice? Sister Livinmybestlife has something to say about it. (click picture) Some basic facts: 1. Planned Parenthood make millions from women’s bodies, earning about $164 million by performing about 300,000 abortions yearly. 2. Many who are anti-abortion are not pro children and family, and vote against legislation that helps families thrive, especially poorer families. 3. Pro-Choice…

Jesus Handles The Sellouts

Malachi 4    (King James Version) 1For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. 2But unto you…

The Anatomy of a Sellout

I’ve been thinking about the meaning of being a sellout.  We hear people call others sellouts all the time.  The person calling out the sellout may be righteously indignant or self righteous.  Someone would have to determine that.  But what IS a sellout?  Is a sellout something you are, or is it something you do?  Is there ever an acceptable excuse for…

Sinead O’Connor, You Better Preach!

Sinead O’Connor recently put forth an open letter concerning the issue of Trayvon Martin’s murder.   Sister girl preached a sermon worthy of Dr. Jeremiah Wright!  A true prophetic justice sermon of the best of our black tradition. Sinead is known for being a little fiery anyways.  I always did love her. I would like to…