International Women’s Day and the wage gap

Can I be honest?

Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day…just feels so very White to me. I don’t feel nothing…that’s improper grammar right? I don’t feel anything for either of these celebrations. 

Which made me wonder, did any of my teachers out there acknowledge IWD in your classrooms, last week? Have you all been doing anything for Women’s History Month? Do y’all even know the theme for this year IWD, did you know a theme existed?

Stop Inviting Wypipo to the Cookout, Unless They Really Wit It

It’s time to filter out the fragile.
Anyone who is declaring colorblindness or professing that they are “not political” or still blaming a divisive America on Obama’s administration after a year of 45 needs to be called out.  

We are 3 weeks into 2018 and have already had racism emerge in H & M’s  “coolest monkey” ad, on college campuses with an Alabama student being expelled for her Instagram rant, in public education with 4th graders being asked to give 3 good reasons for slavery, a High School principal “retiring” after 40 years due to a racist video surfacing and on Friday “unapologetically white” posters began surfacing in Minnesota.

I’m exhausted.

Cheers to a Black Ass 2018!

I’ve heard so many people say that 2017 was trash and don’t get it fucked up, between the inauguration of this Psycho (which I refused to watch), the hurricanes and sexual harassment allegations being handed out like Halloween candy, it could be difficult to find the positive. However, I have a poster in my bedroom that says, Happiness is an inside job. In order for me to be happy, I realized that I have to be unapologetically Black and this post is dedicated to that CREAD principle.

Dollar Dollar Bill? (Economics and Ujamaa)

Standing in opposition to this school of economic thinking is one of our core values at CREAD, one of the seven principles of the Nguzo Saba: Ujamaa.

Ujamaa is a Swahili word for the village that raises those kids, the “extended family” or ‘community’ that works together (co-labor-rates), takes ownership and manages together (co-operates), solves problems and invents solutions together (co-creates), and organizes and decides together to create power and resources (co-ordinates, “ordinare” is Latin for “ordering” or “organizing.”)