Recent data from Personal Capital, a financial management company, shows the personal net worths of some presidential contenders. Unsurprisingly, Donald Trump leads with $4.1 billion. Democrat front-runner and former Senator and First Lady Hillary Clinton holds over $30 million. Carly...
I had some serious writer’s block since I last published. Through a bout of depression, I wasn’t able to formulate or articulate my thoughts and emotions in a manner appropriate for the Blackosphere. When my Black Lives Matter Sisters...
For the past year, folks have been out in the streets protesting the lawlessness of this country’s police forces. Since the Black Lives Matter Movement started, every unarmed Black person killed by a cop has had their name turned...
Today in No-Shit-Sherlock, records show that the Dept. of Homeland Security has been surveilling Black Lives Matter activists since Ferguson. (Hi, Jeh Johnson! Hope you got me on my good side!) But of course, they’ve been surveilling us since we...
Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift exchanged words on Twitter. And I’m completely annoyed. Here’s all the reasons why. 1. Seeing rich people go back and forth over something ultimately meaningless is infuriating. Yes, I get it. Artists who demonstrate talent and...
I came into political consciousness in 2008 — the year that then-presidential candidate Barack Obama energized the leftist base with the promise of politics-no-longer-as-usual. I found myself annoyed that I was only a year away from legal voting age,...
I understand that Sandra Bland’s family asked that no posts or protests be published or undertaken in her honor. While I cannot understand the tremendous pain her family is experiencing in this moment, I do believe that remaining silent...
As I was getting into a cab last week, a Black boy no older than 15, made a full 5-finger grab of my backside. A year ago, I would’ve remained silent, but I reflexively turned around, yelled “Excuse me!” and...
If you were to ask what my greatest social concern was a few years ago, I would’ve said gay marriage. That answer has drastically changed. I recognize the monumental significance of the Supreme Court decision which made gay marriage constitutional...
Who is the real Jesus? In Jesus and the Disinherited, Howard Thurman opens with a discussion he’s having with the principal of the University of Colombo about Jesus’s identity. The Hindu principal accuses Thurman of being a traitor to...

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