You wanna know why I’m mad?

Married While Black

I’m mad because in my belly I’m growing a son who will be seen as a black man and every day I hear how savage, criminal, and scary black men are seen to be in this society.

I’m mad because some people would rather discuss rioting and not how a black life is taken by the police every 28 hours.

I’m mad because #alllivesmatter exists. ALL lives (except those of people of color) have ALWAYS mattered. The conversation is about black lives right now – go have a damn seat if you aren’t equipped to have THAT discussion.

I’m mad because the national media outlets are too corrupt to actually report news and would rather sensationalize instead of provide accurate information.

I’m mad because it seems like most people don’t know how to diversify or question their media outlets.

I’m mad because everyone with a damn computer and a Facebook…

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What the hell is wrong with people?!?!?!?

The Woman's Voice of Grief and Loss

So last week my daughter went to see this band perform. Nothing unusual about that…. she love music. This band’s singer was previously in another band that she and her boyfriend knew personally and saw perform often. She became friends with the band members and followed them on Facebook, twitter..etc.  So the singer of the of this original band joined a new group. They went to this new band’s show last Friday night to support her (the lead singer). On Monday morning this happened…

http://www.metalinjection.net/latest-news/bummer-alert/at-least-3-dead-after-deadly-van-accident-killing-members-of-wormreich-khaotika

http://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2015/04/06/dnt-ga-wormreich-khaotika-metal-band-van-crash.wsb

To say my daughter felt devastated would be an understatment. She had even just changed her FB profile pic to one of her and the lead singer Lariyah Hayes. She had just met some of these people and less than 72 hours  later this tragic accident happened and three of these people are dead. I had no idea how to help her with the…

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Russian Roulette

Voice for Recovery, and Addiction

Voice of Recovery from Addiction

There’s this HUGE misconception that if you’re an addict, you can drink, and if you’re an alcoholic, you can smoke a blunt, take a pill, do a line or whatever. You’d be surprised how many times I hear, “My problem is pills, not alcohol so I can go out and have a few with my friends…..” Lookie here, let me break it down for you and give you some an extreme realness…..

If you’re an addict, you are an alcoholic in training and vice versa. This misconception can be deadly to your health. Here is what happens…..

When you suffer from any kind of addiction and you do ANY KIND of MOOD ALTERING SUBSTANCE, yes, it’ll give you a buz, but it won’t be the buz you’re really looking for. Sooner or later you will go back to your drug of choice. Or you’ll be entering the wonderfully painful…

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