Allow Me to Introduce myself …

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Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. — Charles R. Swindoll Yes, I said this in my Hov voice. Anyhow I am Black Mermaid! That's not my given name of course. I guess I should also state that I am not really a mermaid *insert gasp*, but I … Continue reading Allow Me to Introduce myself …

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The R. Kelly Bullshit …

Rape is the most humiliating thing that can be done to you; it's the most vulnerable that you can be. But once I realized that, I became a stronger person and faced all my fears.Fiona Apple I founded the Me Too Movement because there was a void in the community that I was in. There … Continue reading The R. Kelly Bullshit …

Queen Amina: The Badass Warrior Queen of Zaria

"The true worth of a race must be measured by the character of its womanhood."Mary McLeod Bethune Queen Amina It's the first of the month y'all!! February 1st that is. That means Black History Month is here, but let's be real, our rich history can't be boxed in to one little month (the shortest month … Continue reading Queen Amina: The Badass Warrior Queen of Zaria

What If?

"Diversity: the art of thinking independently together"-Malcolm Forbes "Our diversity is our strength. What a dull and pointless life it would be if everyone was the same.Angelina Jolie Imagine, if you will, the thought of every hated, marginalized person leaving the United States of America. Every Black, Latino/Hispanic, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese person. Every person from … Continue reading What If?

Have We Been Duped Into Giving Forgiveness?

I don't forgive this woman - Jeremiah Harvey Unless you live in the deep dark depths of some cave far away from civilization, you most certainly have heard of "Cornerstore Caroline" who is just one of a long list of white people who have called the police on innocent people of color for the most … Continue reading Have We Been Duped Into Giving Forgiveness?