Just a thought

If black people started buying firearms in mass numbers, who the love for guns out weigh the racism? Asking for a friend…


Remember my black son…

II stare at this lady coo’ing over how gorgeous she says my son is…his beautiful big eyes, bright small and chubby little cheeks. But as n the back of my mind I can’t help but wonder would she call the police on my son when he is 14 because she feels he shouldn’t be wherever he just so happens to be? Will she remember how she gushed over him 14 years from now? Will she remember his big Bright eyes as she clutches her purse to her side and move to the other side of the street? Will he look suspicious and up to no good when he gets lost in her neighborhood, as he squints to see the numbers on the houses looking for a friend? Will he still be huggable and will she just want to eat him all up while the police have him cuffed on the curb as they illegally search his vehicle, because he “looked like a suspect”? I find myself trying to put a lid on the pot that my inner Ms. Sofia is boiling in…I smile at her and simply say “have a nice day, we have to go”. I make eye contact with a Hispanic woman as she pulls her little boy along, and the silent exchange between us felt like solidarity and understanding…

“I Don’t Give a Fuck About Justine Damond”

This is just a piece of the article…please click the link below for the full…

I don’t give a fuck about Justine Damond because I know that most white people don’t think what happened to her is indicative of an inherently corrupt and unjust policing system. I know that most white people simply think that this situation means that guns should be taken out of the hands of black people, that black people shouldn’t be placed in positions of authority, and that keeping the police force white would ensure that police won’t mistakenly kill “innocent” white people; that police will, instead, return to their true purpose: Keeping white people “safe” by killing black people…
Most white people are not truly mourning Justine. Most of white people are mourning what the killing of Justine means: That Whiteness isn’t guaranteed to protect them and, in the blink of an eye, they can find themselves in the same plight as black people, which they thought the promise of Whiteness was supposed to prevent…

The question most white people will never dare answer honestly is: Does the “blue life” of the cop who murdered Justine matter more than Justine’s? If white reactions to black deaths at the hands of police are any indication, the answer should be “yes.”
“I Don’t Give a Fuck About Justine Damond” @SonofBaldwin https://medium.com/@SonofBaldwin/i-dont-give-a-fuck-about-justine-diamond-1e60003ee961

I think I gave birth to Stewie Griffin


I am fully convinced that this little boy wants to kill me…

Here’s the thing…He is such a cutie pie. My handsome little man…the sunshine of my 5am…But since the day the pregnancy test read “Positive” I believe that he was wanted me dead… #FunnyNotFunny

While we all completely understand that babies are selfish and inconsiderate, I think that my kid purposefully goes the extra mile to prove it…
For instance:
While I was pregnant I think I lost a total of 32 pounds…instead of buying maternity clothes, I was taking in my regular clothes…
Tums and Rolaids was a Food Group…I wish I would have bought stock in both companies, just so I could get back at least half the money I invested in their products…I was never aware of just how much acid could be found in a bottle of Smart water…I GOT HEARTBURN FROM WATER, PEOPLE!!!! WATER!!!!!
I survived the first 5 months of my pregnancy on Tap Water, Frozen Yogurt, and Cesar Salads…

Then around the middle of the 7th month, the pains started…I thought he was trying to claw his way out of my womb…It was like a death match inside my body every night when I tried to go to sleep…I could never get comfortable in one spot for more than 10-15 minutes… Especially whenever I was in the car trying to drive…MY GAWD! He hated when I stayed still…and hated it even more when I moved around…The best was trying to explain to my doctor and the Nurses why I understand that laying on my left side is the best position for circulation…my unborn son does not agree and for the sake of my body, I am going to have to agree with the boss on this matter…

Now let’s fast forward to present day…three weeks after the birth of my lovely little Calamity Smurf…

In the last three weeks I believe that I have have about 127 hours of sleep…Non consecutive…I have changed about 224 diapers…I have been pissed on approximately 32 times, once in the face…I have been shitted on four times *Sigh* Once in the face…and because I am breast feeding my little bundle of joyful headache, my nipples feel as if they are on fire and are going to fall off of my body at any moment. images

I am also convinced that my womb has given up on me…and weather I like it or not, there will never be another human being formed in the depths of my body every again…Whatever resources were stored within me to contribute to human life has been ripped from my body, in the tiny clutches of the hands of my son…

Here’s the thing…I love my kid…I love him with all of my being and I wouldn’t trade him for all the AK’s in Iraq…but  sometimes the truth just needs to be told. Little kids are horrible people..images (1).and if you don’t wrangle them in at an early age they grow up to be horrible adults…But I don’t understand why people are so afraid to tell the truth about what it’s really like and how they really feel about their pregnancy and newborn child…
Pregnancy is the worse part of having a baby…HORRIBLE!!! and newborns are Evil people…God knew exactly what he was doing when he made little kids cute, because if not there would be far less people on this planet.

Or maybe I’m just a sore, sleep deprived mom who needs a nap and a glass of Merlot…

Police Brutality Necessitated a Children’s book…


This is a repost from BlackVoices site…to see the Original post written by Zahara Hill, please click Here

In the black community, “the talk” with your children isn’t just that of the birds and the bees ― it’s the one where you explain to them how their skin tone may one day make them a police target.

It’s a conversation so difficult that mother, former social worker and Nashville, Tennessee, native Sanya Gragg wanted to help fellow parents navigate it with her recently released book Momma, Did You Hear The News?

Gragg, 46, said she’d been considering writing the book for a short time after she was laid off from her position as a social worker. Her decision to go forth with it came after the police killing of Terence Crutcher last September.

“I knew there would be many families having ‘the talk’ with their children,” Gragg told The Huffington Post last week. “It confirmed that this was my assignment.”

Gragg, who now has two grown sons and a 3-year-old daughter, said that the hardest part of having the talk with her sons was knowing it could only guarantee that they might practice greater caution when confronted by police.

That’s really all they can do, given the disproportionate number of black people killed at the hands of law enforcement. A 2014 ProPublica study reported that black male teens are 21 times more likely to be fatally shot by police than their white counterparts.


“The most difficult part for me is knowing my sons and yours can do everything right and still end up in a tragic situation,” she continued. “That just makes me really sad.”

She said the talk is a staple of all black families no matter their socioeconomic standing ― and suspects it’s beginning to happen at a younger age.

“I think [that] because of social media and our children’s access to it, this conversation is happening much sooner,” Gragg said. “What used to be a concern once our children started driving is now a concern if they are just walking down the street. I think this book can really help with the introduction of this topic.”

In Momma, Did You Hear The News? Gragg establishes a five-part mantra (below) to help black Americans remember what to do during a police encounter.

A – Always use your manners
L – Listen and comply
I – In control of your emotions
V – Visible hands always
E – Explain everything

“I definitely want everybody to ‘Memorize the 5!’’’ she emphasized. “I think even adults who have been driving for years may get anxious if pulled over. This just gives a quick mental checklist to help you come home alive.”

Momma, Did You Hear The News? can be purchased here.

Why are Black Victims always expected to forgive their white victimizers?

“Blacks are expected to absolve White America of its crimes. The rules change when the victim happens to be white…”  Chauncey Devega

downloadMy social media outlets have been completely flooded with stories of Bill O’Sexual Harassment being fired by Fox News. And the only thought I’ve had was: ‘They only did it because they could no longer hide it…The latest woman wouldn’t just take the pay off…He got caught one too many times…”

Well during my scrolling I came across an interview of one of O’Reilly’s victims named Perquita Burgess. Somehow during this interview one of the white female host eluded to if this woman would be able to over come/ move on from what happened and be able to find peace and forgiveness…

Where any of his other, melanin deficient, victims asked this? I think the hell not. So why now and not then?

A few months back, during the one year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown, Brown’s mother, Lezley McSpadden was asked of she forgave the, admitted racist police officer, Darren Wilson who murdered him…and she gave, in my opinion, one of the most honest answers anyone could every give…“Never forgive…h
e’s evil, his acts were devilish…”
080515-National-Leslie-McSpadden-on-Forgiving-Darren-Wilson-Never Needless to say there was outrage for her lack of forgiveness…even to the point that some made death threats towards her and her family. She has not been asked questions by the media since…

Not even a week after Dylan Roof walked into a historical black church in Charleston, SC and brutally murdered 9 of the parishioners…after they welcomed him in and studied and prayed with him…imagesThe press came to the families of the victims and made it their duty to get them to publicly announce to the world that they have already given Roof their forgiveness. And the families were all to willing to comply, fall in line, and hand out forgiveness like condoms in an abortion clinic.

The Black man who was punched in the face by a white Trump supporter, at a Trump rally…images (1)

The Muslim woman who was hit in the face with a beer glass, by a white woman, in a restaurant.

The list just goes on and on…

It has pretty much become expected, that no matter how overt the racism or how disgusting/heinous the crime towards the black community, the “Christian thing” to do is forgive the oppressor. It is as if they took a page straight out of the “How to make a slave, the Christian way…” guide book (I seriously hope that’s not an actual book).

I wonder if anyone has asked the families of the slain officers in Dallas if they have yet to forgive Micah Johnson? How many families have yet to publicly announce their forgiveness to the movie theater shooter in Colorado?

Look, stop asking the black community if they forgive their victimizers…it’s insulting and lacks all compassion. We do not have to forgive anyone. Especially not those who deserve to be forgiven…If God wants to save your soul then you take that up with God…as for me I sleep very well at night not offering these murderous and violent thugs any forgiveness.

It is not owed so it shouldn’t be expected

“Black Americans may publicly-and this says nothing of just and righteous private anger, upset, and desire for justice and revenge-be so quick to forgive white violence and injustice because it is a tactic and strategy for coping with life in a historically white supremacy society. If black folks publicly expressed their anger and lack of forgiveness at centuries of white transgressions they could and were beaten, raped, murdered, shot, stabbed, burned alive, run out of town, hung, put in prisons, locked up in insane asylums, fired from their jobs, their land stolen from them, and kicked out of schools. Even in the post civil rights era and throughout the “Age of Obama”, being branded with the veritable scarlet letter of being an “Angry black man” or “Angry black woman”, can result in their life opportunities being significantly reduced…”– Chauncey Devega