I think it was Reuben, played by Elliott Gould, in the movie Oceans Twelve who said, “Didn’t you see the signs? I saw the signs.” He wasn’t talking about forecasting the future via crystal balls or tea leaves. He was saying, because of the nature of things, common sense suggests, X, Y and Z could be coming, … Continue reading Trump, Tea Leaves and Tragedy: What Makes a Good Leader?
My friend Adri always says when you find yourself in a potentially dodgy situation, and you have doubts about another person, always assume good intent. Meaning, when you wonder, “Hmmm. Is this person trying to play me dirty?” Don’t jump to the negative. Instead, give them the benefit of the doubt. It’s a perfect lesson … Continue reading Don’t Mess with The Honey Pot
We can all take something great from the following slice of Black Girl Magic. So, instead of trying to reason out the whys and wherefors to some foolishness that transpired in the media this week, I’m going to leave you with something inspiring, beautiful and encouraging – at least it was that for me. UCLA … Continue reading When Black Girl Magic Goes Viral
I’ve never been one of those people who roll my eyes and say things like, “stick to playing make believe,” or, “stay in your lane, honey,” when movie stars and celebs use their platforms to comment on things outside the entertainment industry. We’re all human. Most things concern most people – if you’re the type … Continue reading Joaquin Phoenix Is No Joke
I don’t want to believe that when people of color are excessively punished for the flimsiest crimes, it’s related to race. I tend to over examine situations because I don’t want to be accused of pulling the race card. But sometimes there’s just no other reasonable explanation. These were my thoughts when I read the … Continue reading A Black Woman’s Life Was Ruined by a WhatsApp Image She Didn’t Even See
If I was a white woman, I think I would be considered quite normal. Maybe even boring? But because I’m a black woman, I’m abnormal. Or should I say, special. We’ll go with that. It sounds nicer. Maybe you know what I mean. If you’re a black woman who’s reasonably educated, works either in a … Continue reading Another Episode in the Life of a Black Female Unicorn
You guys may not know this, but I’m writing a book. I’ve written quite a few of them – romance novels that I sell in the Amazon Kindle store under a pen name – but this is my very first book under my name. It’s kind of a big deal for me. The subject matter … Continue reading Friends Are the Family We Make for Ourselves
I had de ja vuh like for real this week. But it was nothing new, nothing unfamiliar. Sadly, this won’t be the last time someone says something stupid to me about something race-related. I apologize in advance if that word stupid seems harsh, but it’s getting boring, you know? Well, I guess you don’t know, … Continue reading Another Small Ode to the Late Toni Morrison, and the Importance of Word Choice When Blogging