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Dear Black People, Your Savior and Oppressor Have The Same Blue Eyes!

~Shemeka Michelle   Movies such as “The Blind Side” will have many people believing in the great white hope! However, the savior mentality between Blacks and Whites actually go back further than that. Many African Americans grew up in a home believing in a white Jesus with blue eyes that was memorialized in a picture on the wall.  When we …

I’m Not Your Superwoman!

The day I no longer wanted to be a wife I knew my life was in trouble My American dream was slipping away My life began to crumble   It wasn’t that I didn’t want to be a Mrs. It wasn’t that I didn’t want my kids It’s that- I wanted me more   I am no one’s maid I …

Dear RESEARCH TRIANGLE CHARTER ACADEMY, What Happened?

Dear Research Triangle Charter Academy,  When my oldest daughter started kindergarten in 2001, I felt like the luckiest mom in town. The atmosphere of the school was such that, her dad and I felt like we were receiving a private education experience at no charge. Now we feel like middle class parents who have our children enrolled in an inner …

Why I Was Banned from My Children’s School

~Shemeka Michelle   I walked in the door confused and concerned. I had just received a message that my daughter had been kicked out of class but received no other details. I decided that I would go to the school; prepared to discipline my child if necessary or take a stand if warranted. Either way, I definitely wanted to get …

The Job of SuperMOM is Overrated so…I QUIT!!

~Shemeka Michelle As I wash the dishes for the third time in one week (although that’s my oldest daughter’s chore), I glance over at the TV that’s full of tiny fingerprints. Obviously my middle daughter has failed to dust the family room (as that is her chore). That’s when I have the overwhelming feeling that I’m just ready for all …

5 Ways to Co-Parent Effectively

~Shemeka Michelle   After divorcing almost three years ago, my co-parent and I are doing a great job if I must say so myself. While we don’t ALWAYS see eye to eye, it’s clear that we both love our children and want the best for them. Sometimes people marvel at our relationship; often asking if we’re getting back together. I …

Be “honest, loyal and real” SHUT UP! Yeen bout dat life!

NGSC: Kenita Stubbs    I be keeping it “real”, a buck, #100, on errthing I love!  Deeze bitches ain’t “loyal” and deeze niggas ain’t loyal! I’m jus being “honest,” I jus gotta be honest with myself. I don’t need spell check nor did I forget to make corrections or proof read! I’m just sick and tired of people being just …

My Daughter’s Boyfriend Beats Her! – A Mother’s Reaction to Domestic Violence

~Shemeka Michelle No parent looks forward to the day that their child needs them but they aren’t there to save the day. Yet that’s where I stand right now. Less than 48 hours ago my 19 years old daughter was *allegedly attacked by her 21 years old boyfriend. She was slapped, punched, bitten and taken to a secluded park where …

Dear Bitter Women, FATHER’S Day is for MEN!

I’m really sick of the debate on whether or not women should be celebrated and recognized on Father’s Day. I can’t for the life of me understand why there’s even a debate in the first place. Women that feel like they need to be honored on FATHER’S Day need to tuck their penises and sit the hell down!  I’m not …

I Felt My Mother’s Pain

NGSC: Kenita Stubbs I’m a mess right now! I pray that I’m able to successfully complete my expressions tonight. Brace yourself because this may be the longest blog I have ever written. Please bear with me. I have been moving and I’m blessed to have a bigger space for less. I’ve been in good spirits aside from being sore and …