One of the saddest things about being a Black person in America, probably a Black person almost anywhere actually, is that you tend to think about things through a colored lens. If something happens, the first question to come out of your mouth is, “Is she/he white?” Or, “were they black?” because chances are high … Continue reading People Change. We Need to Let Them
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
Believe it or not, I usually go with a less is more approach when it comes to how much to share online. It may seem like I let it all hang out in my blog and in other places, but I usually only speak when I have something to say. I censor myself, a lot. … Continue reading Ben Affleck, Can You Please Stop Talking about Jennifer Garner?
So, it’s been less than a week since Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash along with his daughter Gianna and seven other passengers. I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that the world is mourning his death. There have been tributes all over the world, and endless news cycles reporting every detail of … Continue reading Kobe Bryant, Felicia Sonmez, and the Case of the Poorly Timed Tweet
In Korean culture, age is everything. If someone older than you says jump, you jump. If they take something from you, you bow and don’t say a word. Even if they hit you in the head repeatedly, you take it. Thank God I live in the U.S. ‘cuz would seriously not work for me. Anyway, … Continue reading Jeanine Cummins, Perception Is Everything
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
With all this talk of whistleblowing and impeachment flowing around, I suppose it was only fitting that a story about questionable journalism ethics and poor social media skills caught my eye. CNN ran a piece today about Aaron Calvin, a Des Moines Register reporter who lost his job after writing a profile on someone with a … Continue reading Once a Racist, Always a Racist?
Silly nuggets like this week’s story about New York Times columnist Bret Stephens probably don’t deserve a blog. But I’m going to give some attention to what we can cheerfully call, “the bedbug incident,” as a cautionary tale for anyone who ends up as the butt of a public joke. It’s amazing that we still … Continue reading The Pitiful Tale of Bret Stephens, the Two-Line Tweet and Becoming This Week’s Media Bug-aboo
So, Jay-Z made a multi-year deal with the NFL that has people doing some serious talking this week. His entertainment company Roc Nation will help the NFL choose performers at league events, and help the organization’s social justice efforts. I’m not one to follow the crowd by any means, but on this one I’m leaning … Continue reading Jay-Z, I Can’t Help But Feel a Little Dodgy about this New NFL Deal