Should we blame every issue in Black America on White America or can we blame it on ourselves? CNN’s Don Lemon advocates for social responsibility, listing the Top 5 Suggestions for young Black Men to get ahead in life: Pull Up Your Pants Stop Using the N-word Stop Littering Finish School Not Have Children Out… Continue reading ~~Don Lemon’s 5 & Russell Simmon’s Answer~~
Like most 20-somethings that live on their own and that stretch out a pot of pasta for as a long as possible so they can pay their bills, I don’t have cable. The only time I watch actual TV is when I’m over my parents’ house or when I get some type of gumption from… Continue reading ~~Doran & Jezscia…Catfish, Colorism and Black Women’s Role In It~~
“Life is Suffering”–First Noble Truth of Buddhism
The First Noble Truth of Buddhism is “Life Is Suffering.” Meaning that human nature is not perfect and neither is the world we live in. During our lifetime we are going to endure physical, emotional and spiritual suffering. I think we Westerns do ourselves a disservice when our Western Thought is that “Life is Happiness.” Meaning that we should not endure suffering and if we do it’s because we have done something wrong; we’ve made the wrong decisions or we’ve allowed the wrong person to come into our life. And when something DOES go wrong, we tend to focus on that one thing because Life is supposed to be Happiness. But I think we should switch that thought around, that life is going to be physically, emotionally and spiritually tough. If we do that, then when something truly AMAZING happens, we’ll focus on that amazing thing, and we’ll love that amazing thing…and our happiness at that particular moment will be tenfold.
The urban blogsphere has been erupting lately with the story of NFL free agent and former Arizona Cardinals team member, Kerry Rhodes and his private affair with his personal assistant and lover, Russell “Hollywood” Simpson. Pictures of Rhodes and Simpson in “compromising,” situations were blasted all over the internet. When asked about them, Rhode vehemently… Continue reading Ain’t Nothing Worst Than a Gay Man Scorned: The Kerry Rhodes Issue
I just watched this poem a person put on Facebook that just…floored me. One, it was a white women that was spittin’ (reciting) this poem. And two, it was about growing up in this world–whether you’re Black, White, Latino or Asian–and feeling that you’re only asset to this world is to be pretty and desired… Continue reading Just Because You’re F*ckable Doesn’t Mean You’re Beautiful
The American version of time is so embedded in our culture that we tend to allow it to spill over from the day-to-day activities to our entire lifetime. Let me explain: By 16 you’re supposed to have your first love; by 18, you’ve should’ve date 2 boys by now, have graduated from high school and… Continue reading “I Feel So Behind!”~~Why You Shouldn’t Compare Your Life to Another’s
So, I was sitting on my bed (which is completely covered with STACKS of papers for my upcoming Master’s Comprehensive Exams), fueled by the intense cup of Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee my awesome colleague gave me, when I got a great idea to check up on my old NappyCentric blog. Thinking that this will be… Continue reading I’m Back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!