via The Top 5 Questions The White House Press Corp Has Stopped Asking Trump
Nobody cares about Nate Parker anymore. Unless you count film critics and culture commentators who have chosen him as their favorite whipping boy to take out their frustrations about patriarchy, toxic masculinity and unsettled scores in the gender wars. The fact that Nate Parker himself has nothing to do with those demons haunting American culture... Continue Reading →
Donald Trump fears and loathes Lawrence O'Donnell. And Lawrence revels in Trump's fear and loathing. O'Donnell was the first major media commentator to just come out and call Trump a bald faced liar a full four years before he was elected president. O'Donnell is one of the many media figures that Trump has threatened to... Continue Reading →
This is beyond frustrating. The only major political party in America where rationale allegedly rules is coming up woefully short. I know it's early but if the voters who routinely support the Democratic Party were what we say we are our undisputed front-runner would be Senator Elizabeth Warren. Yet, the rank and file political actors... Continue Reading →
Vacation time is over. I’m back early because all hell broke loose while I’ve been sleeping. This must be what the kids mean when they say “stay woke.” While I was slumbering in recreation mode our government has fallen back into draconian separation mode. Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions mandated or sanctioned (depending on who... Continue Reading →
The first day of spring is reason to celebrate as it promises warmer days ahead. Celebrate women during the spring season too with the listed events here and others. via Celebrating Women on the First Day of Spring and Beyond — When Women Inspire
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 →
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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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 →