Journalism can no longer make any claims to objectivity for one very important reason: The viewing and reading public is now an active part of the dialogue. Allow me to explain. Before the Internet and technology enabled us to spread information globally at a click — and comment on that information — newspapers, magazines, TV … Continue reading Sourcing the Truth in Media Is a Subjective Practice
Listen. If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I’m a woman of very, shall we say, definite opinions. I try extra hard to be fair, but I have a perspective, a point of view, a narrative, and I have no qualms in advancing it. However. That doesn’t mean that I always want to … Continue reading Race, Politics, Violence, Race, Stop Tellin’ Me that Shi!
My sister and her friend got me a bike for my birthday, and I’ve been riding it almost every day. It feels wonderful to move fast, propelling myself forward, a cooling wind in my hair — even though I’ve probably eaten quite a few bugs. But I’ve seen a man recently, built, strong, walking along … Continue reading This Is the World that We Live In
I tweeted out an article today discussing the discrepancies between white and black voters mail in ballots being rejected in North Carolina. Mind you, I wasn’t in the least surprised to hear that this is going on. But it got me thinking. The election is right around the corner. Things are starting to heat up as … Continue reading The Idea That People Would Choose Not to Vote… It’s Mind Blowing
I love movies. Adore them. One of the saddest things for me about COVID — among the unnecessary luxuries that have become its casualties — is the fact that I can no longer visit the theater comfortably. I mean, I could. But I’m not going to. My love for cinema does not outweigh my COVID … Continue reading The Oscars Has Quotas Now
The world found out that Chadwick Boseman died last Friday evening. I was in a funk that day. A real, deep, funky funk. I didn’t even blog last week, which is very unusual for me. But I literally had nothing good to say. I was without wit, humor, disgust, irritation. There was nothing. My objectivity … Continue reading There Is Always a Reason to Celebrate Life
So, Megan thee Stallion revealed this week that yes, it was Tory Lanez who shot her last month, and the internet has gone absolutely wild. I’ve been watching this story for weeks now, and I hate to say it, but I predicted this would happen. I knew she was going to eventually spill the tea, … Continue reading Megan thee Stallion: a Cautionary Tale for Young Black Women
In this age of social media, it’s refreshing to say, there are still a lot of good old-fashioned letters being written. Of course, they’re not being delivered via USPS – thank goodness, since they’re having their own issues – but these letters are doing a lot to convey the thoughts, feelings and intentions of the … Continue reading Kamala Harris for VP, and the Army of Men and Women Who’ve Put a No-Nonsense Line of Support in the Sand