Who Celebrates Presidents Day?

Yesterday, I had a conversation with a friend about Presidents Day. It was pretty much a consensus that nobody we know celebrates this holiday. Although, government institutions, banking institutions and various other businesses love it because their employees get the day off. My friend thought Presidents Day was to celebrate the current president, and I…

Activist’s Thoughts On Beyonce’s Formation

WHY I’M ADDING FORMATION TO MY BLACK POWER MIXTAPE By Tami Sawyer I love music. That’s not a revolutionary statement but a simple fact. My life is a soundtrack of musical memories. My participation in the movement for Black Lives Matter has its own soundtrack, a personal Black Power Mixtape, if you will. It’s a…

Principal Under Fire After Appearing in Raunchy Video

Last week, a Southhampton, NY high school vice principal was under fire after appearing in a music video with rapper R.J. and R&B singer Trey Songz for the song, “Bestfriend”. Esther Adler-O’Keefe herself is doing nothing wrong in the video. However, several people felt she did not use good judgment by appearing in it. The…

Confessions of a GOOD Girl

I was recently called a GOOD girl. I should be over it by now because I’ve basically been called that my entire life. It used to bother me and when someone allowed those words to roll across the screen of a text I realized that it still does. It think it bothers me the most…

The Problem with Rape

I do not condone sexual assault ever! Under no circumstances should someone force another person to sleep with them. However, after witnessing a close friend’s nephew have his college dreams of playing football severely tainted because a young lady falsely accused him of raping her I’m not quick to jump on the “He Raped Me”…

The Symbolism of Hate

As another victim of the South Carolina shootings was laid to rest Brittany “Bree” Newsome decided she couldn’t take it anymore, the Confederate flag that waved tauntingly near the state capital had to go. Why it has been hanging on the grounds of a government building for so long is beyond me. Why there has…

Father’s Day Musings

Father’s Day was a couple of weekends ago and I did something I hadn’t done in years. I spent it with my father. I stopped trying to spend Father’s Day with him after making plans to do so and being jilted a couple of times. I’ll spare you the details but needless to say I…