#WhoIsBurningBlackChurches: Black Twitter Demands Answers

Since the murderous acts of terror (which left nine Black people dead) at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina two weeks ago, six Black churches in the South have burned....more

Please Keep Talking About Charleston

In the week that my mother passed away, my inbox was flooded with emails of support and friendship. My community texted me, some even called, to tell me they were there for me and that I could count on them for anything I needed. It meant more than I can say to feel the support of people around me who stood by me, even if they had no experience with the pain of my loss....more
Thank you, BlogHer.more

INTERVIEW: The Sisters Are Alright' According to Tamara Winfrey Harris' New Book

Tamara Winfrey Harris, whom many BlogHers may recognize from her blog What Tami Said, has a new book called The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America....more

Happy 4th July to all my Authors and Readers Worldwide

Happy 4th July to all my Authors and Readers Worldwidehttp://bookread-mumswritings.blogspot.com/2015/07/happy-4th-july-to-all-... Reviews and interviews at Book Readers...more

Baby, You Are A Firework

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The 14th

As our great nation prepares to celebrate Independence Day, and with the events of the past few weeks, I find it an appropriate time to remind my dear readers of the 14th Amendment and the protections of rights offered therein....more

My Fourth of July is no celebration

My son is almost 6 years old and way, way too many times throughout the course of his life, I have found myself being forced to ask “What do I tell my black son?”The headlines are undeniable: Another shooting of an unarmed black ____   (you fill in the blank: teen, girl, man, child). Black kids can’t swim at a pool, listen to music, walk home, sleep in their beds, or play at a park. Their parents can’t cheer at a graduation, sell a single cigarette, ask for help after a car accident, or attend bible study without fear of losing their lives....more
Frightening how words written more sixty years ago can still hold true. Write on. Keep doing ...more

#WhoIsBurningBlackChurches: Black Twitter Demands Answers

Since the murderous acts of terror (which left nine Black people dead) at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina two weeks ago, six Black churches in the South have burned....more

Are You Free?

Are you free?  It is the 4th of July weekend, time to celebrate our country's freedom and the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  We are privileged with more freedom than most people  in the world.   The question is, what do we do with our freedom?...more

The Racial Divide

A few days ago on Facebook, a friend re-posted an article calling white Americans "White Terrorists."  We have been friends for over a decade, and while I understand and appreciate her anger, that post actually shocked me. While my friend did not write the post, she made those words her own when she re-posted and shared on her personal wall.  Do I think she personally thinks I am a terrorist?  No....more

Nathan’s Famous Will Donate 100,000 Hot Dogs to the Food Bank of New York City

At the annual hot dog eating contest, Nathan’s Famous officially present the food to the Food Bank. -PJ Gach...more

Please Keep Talking About Charleston

In the week that my mother passed away, my inbox was flooded with emails of support and friendship. My community texted me, some even called, to tell me they were there for me and that I could count on them for anything I needed. It meant more than I can say to feel the support of people around me who stood by me, even if they had no experience with the pain of my loss....more
Thank you, BlogHer.more

Hate in the Name of God

Since the Supreme Court ruling, I have seen multiple posts using Christianity as justification for spewing hate and bigotry....more