My lofty regard for Eugene Robinson is very well known to folks that know me personally and to folks that read me with any regularity. For my money, he's the best we've got in terms of media pundits who are also bona-fide heavy-weight journalists. Eugene doesn't shill for anybody, is fair to everybody, and knows... Continue Reading →
Hey Atlanta! I’ve missed chatting with you guys & sharing what’s on my mind. My quote for today: The best way to multiply your happiness Continue Reading via Cocktail Social: Crown Royal Red Snapper — Peace Up ATL!
I live in Atlanta and am a lifelong football fan. So I will never forget how the Atlanta Falcons blew the biggest lead in Super Bowl Hostory about a year ago. And I've voted Democrat in every general election since I started voting in 1992 so the Clinton collapse will always be a searing memory... Continue Reading →
Forgive me, my friends. I don't have it in me to be fired up about what is going on in our crazy political world today. On this particular day, I can't think clearly about what it will take for people of good conscience to right the wrongs that are robbing us of the kind of... Continue Reading →
People Need Help Coping Sometimes- And That Includes Black People. Enjoy This Terrific Piece on Mental Health Issues And Overcoming The Old Stigma Of Therapy.
*I was inspired by a part in the interview I did with Anna from Respychl about mental health. My interview is part of a series on her blog, please check it out!
When I was in the 11th grade, my father told me that during his meeting with the school principals, they suggested I see a counselor. My father refused. He said I didn’t need to speak to anyone about my problems because I am African, and Africans don’t get depressed. Africans don’t get depressed because, despite a post-colonial history of poverty and war, Africans manage to find happiness at the end of the day, my father said.
I was a little upset; it was a new school, and I didn’t know what to make of how I was feeling. I didn’t know much about depression but I did think I had experienced it as a 13-year-old angry little girl…
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Donald Trump is without a doubt The Master of Distraction. His latest head-fake, "made you look" move is his narrative construction that places blame for his Russian conspiracy crisis in the lap of former President Barack Obama. And as you might expect, the conservative echo-chamber is savoring it and swallowing it down like Stormy Daniels... Continue Reading →
The details of what Russia did to the American political landscape in the 2016 election cycle is now a matter of record. It is not speculation, a matter of opinion, or a cleverly constructed hoax. It's real. They used our American invented social media platforms to flood our public square with exaggerations, distortions and outright... Continue Reading →
History has a way of distilling truths down to their bare essence over time- no matter how complex the issues may have seemed as they unfolded. In any case you can imagine there is a fair and objective judgment of those participating in historically significant events and living during trying times. The judgment is simply... Continue Reading →
I can make this announcement with great certainty and confidence because I saw it with my own eyes: Black Panther brought Americans together this weekend. When America really needed a super-hero to step in and save us from ourselves - and Vladimir Putin -the Black Panther was there. And he kicked ass. Normally this sentiment... Continue Reading →
As long as there is a disillusioned, disconnected or disaffected white man anywhere in America with access to an assault rifle none of us are safe. This should be a hyperbolic statement laden with political partisanship but it is perfectly factual. Who amongst the victims of the shooting massacres of the last month expected to... Continue Reading →
When it's all said and done we usually wind up right back in high school. Rational and engaged political actors have been racking our brains over the Trump phenomenon for a full two years now. Closeted racism helps explain some of it but it just doesn't cut it no matter how convenient the truth may... Continue Reading →
The NFL hype machine is in full swing, firing on all cylinders and cranked up to its highest volume. The league needs this Super Bowl to do well- or at least keep pace with recent editions. The NFL is in a panic right now because the news has been littered with stories over the past... Continue Reading →
Our friend Cee-Cee from PeaceUp ATL is always pushing positive vibes and positive messages. That's why we love her blog. She put something up recently that I had NEVER heard before. And I've been around a minute and a half reading everything in sight. I thought I'd heard it all but then I saw this... Continue Reading →