Am I Black Enough?

My life has been one constant question. I’m sure that’s no different than anyone else. I mean we all have questions that could follow us for the duration of our lives. However, this particular question looks at multiple facets of my character. It’s been asked over and over. It’s been posed in various situations and…

Why I am Going to Vote

If you’ve been paying any attention to the news, then you’ll know this is a presidential election year. Although nominees for the respective parties have not been announced (to my knowledge), candidates have announced their bid and debates are on-going. Truthfully, there is not one person running for President of the United States that has…

The Difference Between A and ER

Editor’s Note: This post is going to take an in-depth look at the word “nigger.” As such, it will be used (as discreetly as possible) throughout this commentary. This post was not written with any intent to offend. Rather, it is to make people think about the ramifications of using this word. What’s the difference…

Does White Privilege Exist?

In a perfect world, having an advantage over another due to the color of one’s skin would be nonexistent. We don’t live in a perfect world. White privilege began the moment European settlers asserted themselves over Native Americans. Throughout American history, white privilege was tangibly relevant. The days of slavery. Sharecropping and plantations. Japanese concentration…

Egypt

What a glorious place, huh? I would travel to Egypt in a heartbeat. It’s a beautiful country with a rich history that stems from the beginnings of time. That’s how I see Egypt now. Back in the days of Moses, it was a different story. All of the wonders we see today were created under harsh…