Double Standards

  With Colin Kapernick still remaining unsigned makes you wonder, if there’s serious repercussions for being conscious.  Speaking as a black woman it has been ingrained in us, that we have to be twice as good in every aspect of life. Yes, he didn’t produce as much this season to downplay the backlash from bigoted fans. What do I mean by that last statement? I’ll explain in full detail what I meant; when you’re great in your field, then antics pulled outside of work could be overlooked.          Prime example that can be used is when Ray...

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Can't I Be Bad, Boujee and Healthy Too?

Why is it considered “boujee” when trying to eat well, or change lifestyle habits? There has been a wave of consciousness within the last ten years, where minorities have come to the conclusion that many foods we grew up eating are no longer good for us.  There are a variety of lifestyle choices: Paleo, Pescatarian, Veganism, etc; so why is it that when we tell our family members about these alternative healthy lifestyles, we get strange stares? Or, become “that person in the family”?   Even some our friends look at us like we’re crazy; but, when I express my...

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