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 …

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 …

America’s Obsession with Being PHAT!

~Shemeka Michelle    I’m not exactly sure when I first heard the word PHAT. It was probably in middle school used by a group of semi-cool (hahaha don’t try and come for me) guys that called themselves the Bally Boys. They made it very clear that it wasn’t the usual fat that meant overweight. There was no guessing that for …

Cam Newton Lost SB50 but Beyoncé Dabbed On ‘Em!

~Shemeka Michelle   He threw a perfect pass and….. TOUCHDOWN! Dab on ‘em! Cameron Newton, the 26 year old Quarterback for the Carolina Panthers had an amazing season. However, he or shall I say the TEAM wasn’t able to bring the state a Super Bowl victory and it seems like Cam just can’t win for losing (no pun intended). All …

I’m Not 20 Years Old Anymore and My How Things Have Changed!

~Shemeka Michelle    The older I get the more things seem to change. Things that concerned me when I was twenty years old are no longer a priority. There are also some things that I overlooked at twenty that I can NOT ignore now.   At 20 I cared about the shoes a man wore. Now I care more about …

Bill Cosby’s Accusers Were NOT Innocent Victims!

~Shemeka Michelle I just spent hours reading the accusations from 35 of the women who have come forth with allegations of sexual assault and/or rape against Bill Cosby. While it is not my intention to demean or defame their character, I can’t understand why America didn’t see most of their stories as utter bullshit! I will probably catch all kinds …

The Academy Awards: Dear Black Hollywood, We DON’T Care!

~Shemeka Michelle I am so over all of this talk about this year’s Academy Awards. Are black people really JUST seeing the fuckery that’s been happening for years??  Why are members of black Hollywood just deciding to speak out? Is it based on personal snubs? Because CERTAINLY I’m not the only one that has noticed that according to the academy, …

Dear Woman: Are You Damaged Goods??

~Shemeka Michelle    Recently I was asked this exact question by a potential suitor. Though it may offend a lot of women, I wasn’t at all offended. If truth be told, during times of reflection, I’ve often asked myself this same question. For a long time, I actually thought that I was. I’m a former stripper, very promiscuous in my …

Men if Your Lady Won’t Have Sex, She Doesn’t Like You!

~Shemeka Michelle Why is “to have sex with your man or not have sex with your man” still a RELATIONSHIP topic?? Ladies, take it from me, withholding sex from your man to keep him in line is the dumbest theory created. Yet it seems it’s a theory that just won’t die. This type of thinking is amateur and immature. I …