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I’m Black, But I’m Not….

Saw this video done by BuzzFeed that we shared on my Facebook and I wanted to make my own “I’m Black, but I’m not…” statement:

I’m Black, but I’m not…..

Ashamed of my skin.


From the projects.
In poverty.
On food stamps.
A weed smoker because I have dreads.
Afraid of my “pro-blackness”.
A bitch because I don’t respond to ignorance.
Different or weird or any less Black because I don’t act the way you “thought” all Black women act.
Expecting a “hand out”.
Ignorant and uneducated.
But most of all, I’m Black, but I’m not a novelty for you to exploit for your personal gain.

Fitness Update

The last  couple of weeks have  been horrible to say the least, smh. But I have gotten my motivation back.

Needless to say, work has been brutal, and literally kicking me in the butt.  From working late, to on call hours, and everything in  between; the life of a supervisor has really been a task these last couple of weeks.  As a result, my gym routine has suffered tremendously.  It was getting to the point where I didn’t want to do anything, but go home and sit on my couch.

I have tried a new method, which may not sound like much to any fitness buff, but I have finally committed to working out in the morning, as opposed to after work.  I have only been at it for 2 days; however, I feel like it has increased my motivation to workout and I feel good going to work in the morning!  I think I will make this an everyday part of my routine now, because I love working out, and I want it to be a staple in my life.

Here’s to a new beginning and hoping I can continue to wake up at 5:30 am! Lol.


#WhitWritesHerNovel: The Re-Read 

So, I’m noticing things as I read:

1. Not a bad book for my first one…if I do say so myself; and I’m my worst critic.

2. Definitely some things I’m planning on fixing or have fixed along the way (is this a bad thing? Since I’ve already had a proof printed?)

3. The responses I’ve gotten about my book have been overwhelming. I’m so grateful for friends and family who are willing to support me. I definitely appreciate all the love I’ve gotten, and I hope the world loves PWF!

Now, back to reading….people are waiting on me #PWFComingSoon 🙂

If Black Lives Matter, Why Don’t Black People Protest About “Black-on-Black” Crime?

Solid post!

Wake Up/Rise Up! Black America

Black GenocidePhoto:                            Black-on-Black Crime Myths Discredited

Many opponents of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement point to the issue of “black-on- black crime” and question why we do not protest when a black person kills another black person. Their argument is to say that crimes committed by black people against black people are an epidemic not being addressed by the black community. Instead, our focus is misplaced and amped up when a police officer kills an unarmed black person. They say black lives matter then, but not in our communities where crime and violence is rampant. The “we ignore black-on-black crime” narrative then overshadows, or at the very least is used as a counterargument, against the issue of potential police misconduct against black people.

Let me begin with the false notion of “black-on-black” crime. First of all, this is a myth because research shows that people are more likely…

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