Shemeka Michelle: Confessions of an Ex Stripper!

~Shemeka Michelle   I was always very vocal of the fact that when I turned 18, I wanted to get a job in a strip club. Tonight, the room was filled with guys I had known throughout high school. There was one guy in particular that had inheritance money that was obviously burning a hole in his pocket. Although his …

I Don’t Hate White People but I’m BLACK and I’m PROUD!

~Shemeka Michelle   I could easily say “I’m sick of white people” but that’s not necessarily true. I am however sick of many of their views on racism and white privilege. I believe if they would just acknowledge that it DOES exist and plays a major role in many of the injustices towards blacks, we could begin to move forward …

“I Have Heart Failure” …words I Never Thought I Would Hear

~Shemeka Michelle   “I have bad news. I’m in the hospital with heart failure”. Those are the words I heard coming from one of my best friends. “What does that mean?” was my reply really just trying to make sense of what she had just told me. I knew exactly what I heard her say. However, it sounded like complete …

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 …