Who Started #BlackHistoryMonth ?

Black History Month traces back to September 1915. Harvard graduate and historian, Carter G. Woodson (pictured left), and minister Jesse E. Moorland, (pictured right), founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH) – a prominent organization that focused on researching and promoting achievements of black Americans and peoples of African descent. Presently,…

The Scottsboro Boys #BlackHistoryMonth

I dedicate this post to Olen Montgomery (age 17), Clarence Norris (age 19), Haywood Patterson (age 18), Ozie Powell (age 16), Willie Roberson (age 17), Charlie Weems (age 19), Eugene Williams (age 13), Andy Wright(age 19), and Roy Wright (age 12) – to the Scottsboro Boys. There have been many horrific cases in black history but for some odd reason, I have never in…

A Black Woman Invented Rock And Roll #BlackHistoryMonth

Sister Rosetta Tharpe was the creator/inventor of Rock and Roll. I know there are many disputes that Chuck Berry, and/or Little Richard were the actual creators (all black individuals), but, Sister Tharpe predates both of those men. Two of Tharpe’s hit songs were released around 1944-45 when Chuck Berry was both incarcerated and still a high…

Commentary On Yesterday: How Ottawa Became My Hero.

Before I proceed with this post, let us all please take a minute, or however long you may need, to pray for Nathan Cirillo, his family, and his friends. Pray that he may rest in peace, pray that his family, friends, and loved ones, receive warmth and blessings following today. I pray for no more…

I Wrote An Article For Black Ottawa Scene And…

I am now a writer for Black Ottawa Scene; an online magazine showcasing African Canadians in the country’s capital city. It is a great honour and I am rather proud of my first piece. Click here to access it. Further Announcements: I am now in my third year of University with droves of heavy work…

The Best Of Beyoncé’s 2014 VMA Performance

La Familia,  A person who believes in the social, political, and economic, equality, of the sexes,  Blue Ivy and Jay Z appreciation,  Blue Ivy appreciation continues,  Just being fierce as usual,  Putting the divorce rumours to rest once and for all, More fierceness,  Bow Down bitches,  And finally, 

RIP Eric Garner // The NYPD Commits Murder Of An Innocent Black Male.

A 43 year old Staten Island black man was murdered by NYPD officers Thursday, July 17th, 2014, for simply being a black man walking down the street. Ramsey Orta, 22, who recorded the video of the altercation, told police that Eric was not selling cigarettes (as was thought by the NYPD officers), but actually had just broken…

300 Plus Missing Girls And Limited Outrage.

  Boko Haram has struck again and this time has claimed over 300 teen girls as captive. On April 14th 2014, the extremist group, Boko Haram, kidnapped over 300 teens in Nigeria while they were at school. For fear of the images that I knew would pop up, I was only able to grab the…

Dove: Patches – A Revolutionary New Product

Dove has a released a new video for their product “Patches.” Basically, you wear the RBX beauty patch on your arm and it helps to change how you perceive beauty. If you know me, you know how critical I am of advertisements; especially ads that touch on such personal issues. I am aware that no…