Tag: black history month

The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead. Shockingly Raw But Totally Necessary

My chosen read for Black History Month was “The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead. Before downloading this book onto my Kindle from my local library’s online catalog, I never heard of this book or its author. However, after doing some research, I found out that this book was highly acclaimed and awarded, including a 2017 […]

Changing the Black Girl Narrative : Identity

Identity. This word resonates deeply with me. Identity is defined as ” the fact of being who or what a person or thing is.” Simple right? Being what you are. Unfortunately, living this truth is much more complicated than it appears to be and not all of us have the privilege of living our true […]

Changing the Black Girl Narrative : Education

I chose to make the first installment of this blog series about changing the Black girl narrative when it comes to education. With the current political and social climate in our country, it’s essential that we begin taking the initiative to change the narrative of future Black girls everywhere from an early age; where these […]

If You Don’t Punch Your Black Son in the Face Every Day, it’s Child Abuse

Before you crucify me for the title, this is a joke from Chris Rock’s latest Netflix standup special “Tambourine” (A MUST SEE) In this special, Chris Rock gives a humorous point of view to the racial crisis that’s going on in America today. He opened up on a hot topic, police, police brutality and the […]

How Maya Angelou’s Life and Legacy Has Inspired Me

  A truly inspirational figure in American history is no doubt, Maya Angelou. A woman of remarkable talent, her life and legacy continue to influence many today. If you’re familiar with Maya’s work, she often told riveting stories about herself and painted vivid pictures of African-American life and culture. Miss Angelou lived a rich life. […]

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