Dear Black People, Your Savior and Oppressor Have The Same Blue Eyes!

Shemeka Michelle Education, Family, Parenting, Personal Empowerment, Racism, Religion, Shemeka Michelle, Society

~Shemeka Michelle Movies such as “The Blind Side” will have many people believing in the great white hope! However, the savior mentality between Blacks and Whites actually go back further than that. Many African Americans grew up in a home believing in a white Jesus with blue eyes that was memorialized in a picture on the wall.  When we thought …

Black Women Are Taught Not to Need a Man

Christina Clark Chris Clark, Christina Clark, Christina Hope Boyd, Crx Clark, Family, Marriage, Mature Conversations, Men, NG Contributor, Relationships, Society, Women

~Crx Clark I saw a post on Facebook stating “White women are taught how to keep a man, but Black women are taught to not need a man.” I gasped for air when I read this, but why? Shemeka Michelle has already done a vlog on this matter. I see meme after meme celebrating the happiness of lonely women almost …

I’m Not Your Superwoman!

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The day I no longer wanted to be a wife I knew my life was in trouble My American dream was slipping away My life began to crumble   It wasn’t that I didn’t want to be a Mrs. It wasn’t that I didn’t want my kids It’s that- I wanted me more   I am no one’s maid I …

Who Am I……. WITHOUT Fairy Tales??

Christina Clark Christina Clark, Christina Hope Boyd, Education, Family, Journals of a 40-Year Old Student, NG Contributor, Personal Empowerment, Women Leave a Comment

  ~Christina Clark     I went to visit my professor before going to Ghana and she said you are so lucky to be able to put your life on pause. I was kind of taken back by the statement. I thought to myself how unhappy a woman must be to want to pause the life she had been dreaming …

1 Durham: They’re Gentrifying Our City Right Before Our Eyes!

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    Growing up in Durham it was such a pleasure to be featured in this video. I’m thankful to THE ALUMNI for their awesome work and dedication to our community. I must admit that at times during filming, the feeling was bitter sweet. As we traveled the city gathering footage, I was able to see just how much the …