My son is 7 years old And without fail he asks me a gazillion questions Every Single Day Not the simple inquisitiveness of a normal 7 year old child But question after question about Jesus “Mommy, did kids have to go to school when Jesus was alive?” “Did Jesus go to school when he […]Read more "Questions From My Son… [[poetry]]"
I had the pleasure of attending an amazing event this past Saturday hosted by Viiva Role Model Agency. As the main topic of the summit was Teen Dating and Domestic Violence, I performed a spoken word piece “Art of Survival”. I also was blessed to sit on a panel of other successful and intelligent young […]Read more "Sagging Pants, Stereotypes, and SELF-Respect"
It is really too early for soapbox moments but this just has to be said… I want to start by providing a brief summary of recent tragic events in my hometown of Miami, FL. There has been a surmounting increase in murder recently. The most recent tragedy occurred last week when two armed gunman (one […]Read more "Its Bad Enough You’re Black…"
Tell me again about JUSTICE. Tell me again how this isn’t about RACE. Tell me again how AmeriKKKa is land of the free. Tell me again how to explain THIS to my children. Tell me again how you’re too busy to attend a rally, a protest, a march, or ANY demonstration FOR JUSTICE. Our sons […]Read more "Tell Me Again About Justice…"
I am not color blind. In fact, I noticed the difference between black and white skin early on as a student in Kindergarten. My teacher, Ms. Rodriguez, was phenomenal. And kind. With long flowing dark hair. And white skin. But this isn’t about that. In fact, this is about those with my same pigment that […]Read more "INJUSTICE is Regularly Scheduled Programming…"
“But mommy how is he not guilty and Trayvon Martin is dead?” How can I explain RACISM to my beautiful brown children? At 6 and 7, how can I explain it in such a way that their little minds would be able to wrap themselves around the very thing that allows a man to walk […]Read more "I am NOT Trayvon Martin…"
…and it is my pleasure to meet you. A Facebook “friend” of mine recently made a statement about welfare recipients that struck a chord with me. The status said something to the effect of “people on welfare are lazy and our taxpayer dollars shouldn’t be wasted on people who choose to continuously birth babies they […]Read more "I Am A Lazy Welfare Mother"