Beware White Men Saying Your Votes Don't Matter

I admit that I went through a period in my life when I did't vote, and I'll own up to this: It was pure laziness hiding behind the ignorance of "my one vote doesn't matter." But as I got older, I realized that if I don't vote, who am I to protests anything our legislators, councils, mayors, governors, and presidents do? So, when I read Andrew O'Hehir's essay on Salon.com essentially ...more

Dr. Cornel West arrested at Moral Mondays protest, Ferguson (Videos)

Above, veteran social justice activist, Dr. Cornel West, is handcuffed and arrested in Ferguson, Missouri. From RT article: NBC News reported from Ferguson that West and others had attempted to create a makeshift memorial outside of the police station on Monday for Michael Brown, a local teen shot two months ago this weekend by a Ferguson cop, but arrests began soon after when demonstrators ...more

Do you believe in coincidence, Godwinks, or toss of dice?

I've had some pretty remarkable so-called "coincidences" in my life. About half of them I attribute to "Godwinks," those little clues in life that remind us not to rule out significance of the spiritual. But scientists, and I've known this for a long time, say coincidences are just that, coincidence ....more

Implicit racism in Ebola tragedy? Read Wright and think

Nowai Korkoya, mother of Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan with Rev. Jackson I have been processing information regarding the medical care of Thomas Eric Duncan. Duncan, the first patient in the United States diagnosed with Ebola, died at a Dallas, Texas, Presbyterian hospital on October 8 ....more

Twitter's Tripping Over Raven-Symoné 's "Colorless" Comments

Actress Raven-Symoné recently declared herself "colorless" to Oprah Winfrey, saying she didn't want to be labeled as African-American, or as gay. Oprah, great mother to the misguided, tried to warn Symoné that she'd take some heat for her assertion, but the younger woman didn't care. ...more
powermove7 Nobody talked about Raven's family in this piece. Are you going around trying to do ...more

Twitter's tripping over Raven Symone's colorless approach to life

On twitter, folks have been tripping over a statement actress Raven Symone made in her recent Oprah interview. Symone has declared herself colorless. Oprah, great mother to the misguided, tried to warn Symone that she'd take some heat for her assertion, but the younger woman didn't care ....more

Vine Videos from the Women Performing for Women benefit at Cafe Istanbul

Tonight I attended Women Performing for Women, a benefit for Hagar's House, a sanctuary for women and children in New Orleans and a ministry of First Grace United Methodist Church. The event was held at Cafe Istanbul. The evening included performances by The Pussyfooters (a women's step group), Nichol Luebrun, Charmaine Neville, (funk and jazz) and Amanda Shaw...more

100 Thousand Poets for Change Today in New Orleans

100 Thousand Poets for Change, New Orleans3 pm today, Zeitgest Theater 1618 Oretha Castle Hailey Blvd.$5 donation at door #NOLA #poets ...more

Black Teen, 14, Killed for Allegedly Wielding a BB Gun (video)

Tuesday evening, Houma, Louisiana, deputies shot and killed 14-year-old Cameron Tillman when the teen opened a door while allegedly holding a BB gun. The shooting occurred less than 24 hours before an Ohio grand jury declined to indict police officers who shot to death John Crawford III, a black man who was holding a BB gun in a Walmart that he found on the store's shelves. He was talking on ...more

The Blacklist: Now 'No Sugar in My Coffee' is stuck in my head (Video)

Yes, I did watch the season two premiere of The Blacklist on NBC last night, and naturally, it was only predictable in its hotness, but now I've got "No Sugar in My Coffee" by Caught A Ghost stuck in my head. You may, too: "Don't want no sugar in my coffee. It makes me mean, lawd! ...more