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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 …

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My 11-year Old Daughter Wants Butt Implants

  My daughter walked in my room and asked me how she looked. Then she hopped up on my bed so that she could see a full body image of herself in the mirror on my dresser. She had on jeggings that were obviously stuffed to make her butt look bigger. I laughed and shook my head but she was …

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 …

I Was Willing to KILL for A Man That Didn’t Want Me!

  She ranted that I should never pull a gun without using it. She also said if she pulled out her gun, she definitely would! As she continued to make threats, I thought to myself “I have to kill her BEFORE she kills me”! With a gun in my pocket and my finger on the trigger, I was prepared to …

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 Miseducation of Black Students

~Shemeka Michelle   Recently I had the opportunity to attend “A Walk through Black History” at my children’s school. Some of their presentations were very good as they explained who created the cotton gin, the first traffic light system and even who the first black female senator of our state was. I was truly impressed by their enthusiasm and I …

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 …

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 …