On an Executive Board

Hey guys,

Some awesome news! I was just appointed the Chapter Publicity Chair of the honor society that I was inducted into last year.  This is such a HUGE accomplishment.  I’m nervous but excited at the same time for a chance to prove that I can do the job that they entrusted me to acquire.  My FIRST board meeting is in a few weeks.  I can’t wait.   I’ve had a rough few couple of weeks (great start to the year) and this news just made my day.  

Ttyl! 💋


The Snowman 

Why didn’t anyone tell me that this movie was not great? It is extremely SLOW and minimalistic in the action.  How is this movie about a serial killer and there is no action scene in the 1st 45 minutes?  I am not pleased. I went to Target purposely looking for new movies to watch.  It was a new movie but I’m disappointed. Lost $20!!!  

Finding Your Roots

I love this show with Henry Louis Gates, Jr (a Harvard Professor).  

Every time I read different books on Black history, african art, or listen to stories of my family, it makes me wish I could have someone of his experience and exposure to do some REAL research.  It would be great to know who I come from.  I know more of my mom’s side of the family than I do my dad’s.  I would like to know that the stories I have heard are in fact true.  Do I have Choctaw in my ancestry? Did my grandfather really have a 1st Caucasian cousin?  I have so many questions.

I wonder how much it would be to get this done, Finding Your Roots style. It would definitely be interesting to say the least.


News One Now

They cancelled Roland Martin’s News One Now tv show.  Seriously??? The reason? Don’t give me because of the ratings B.S either.  In the words of my favorite former VP, Joe Biden, that is a bunch of malarkey.  I learned A LOT from News One because “mainstream” news does NOT broadcast nor elaborate on the details on things that are important to us.   

I wake up a little bit earlier (not a morning person & that really hurts me lol) to watch him.  Just this morning I learned what the new tax bill entails and how it impacts me directly.  Plus, I’m a graduate student.  Grad students will end up losing their ability to get loans.  At that point, how are you going to pay for school if you do not have the financial backing?  As black people, we do not have that “old money” to help pay things off so we can move about the world smoothly.  We have to accumulate debt in order to get one morsel of the next step.  That’s the information that we need to know and prepare for.  

This is a sin and a shame. Mr. Roland is awesome so I know he would be fantabulous no matter where he goes.  I just wish it was still on my tv screen in the morning. *tears*

Below is a quick link to a tweet from Hill Harper on the cancellation.

Check out @hillharper’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/hillharper/status/939016607908507648?s=09
Ttyl! 💋

2017 Slavery – Libya

     Racism still exists and that is something that cannot be denied.  The only way you believe that it no longer exists today is because you have never experienced it nor know of a person that has felt that form of oppression.  In today’s society it is a lot more subtle than it was 50+ years ago.  With “45” in office, those that were once silent in their racist thoughts are now more vocal and physical.  If you are not watching the news, reading newspapers, or looking at social media, then you are intentionally keeping yourself “ignorant” to the issues that plague fellow Americans.  Yes – FELLOW AMERICANS!  The racism isn’t just in America, but in Africa, where it all began.  

       Libya is dealing with a slave trade.  Yes – a SLAVE TRADE!  Many men are being shuffled like cattle and sold at a whopping $400.  Those migrants and/or refugees that are trying to find a better way of life flee to Libya in order to find a safe passage to Europe.  Europe was their best option at finding a better life.  Unfortunately, along with the trade, there is pillage.  This occurs while being detained for expulsion back to their native countries.  So, you never make it to that better life and either end up back to your native country, robbed, raped, and/or murdered.  You can’t win.  

        I implore everyone to PLEASE share this information because racism/slavery and the blatant disrespect for a life have to end.  You do not have to be black to have a heart and empathize for those that are being abused.  If you need something that hits closer to home, then think of a woman being sold in sex trafficking or a child being stolen and sold to someone overseas.  It is ALL a blatant disrespect for another and if we continue to keep our mouths closed then we are accountable as well.  The day I meet the Lord Almighty, I want to make sure that I step up to him knowing I did my best.  Allowing such injustices or not voicing your distaste is like acknowledging you are OK with it.

Please speak out!  I Am!

Below is a video from CNN on the crisis.

Ttyl! 💋