Back to Africa

Back to Africa I told you that I didn’t ask to be here And you told me to go back to Africa Blind in ignorance Smug in privilege Your words betrayed your heart Bound by ignorance Gagged by privilege I had to bite my tongue I wanted to rage about my stolen history I wanted…

In Dixie: A free verse poem

In Dixie   Trayvon (Look away) Michael (Look away) Tamir (Look away)  Sandra (#SayHerName)    I found my voice living halfway between the capitals of my oppression, with the land of the free and the land of cotton on either side In Dixie Land I took my stand refusing to stay silent in the name…

When sports merchandizing goes too far

   So the MLB is licensing the production of caskets now. And Walmart is selling them. What kind of tomfoolery is this?  I am a die-hard royals fan and have been for years. One of my prized possessions is my World Champions sweatshirt from 1985  (I wore it when I went to the ALCS in…

Loss

A precious friend of mine lost her little one Sunday night. He was 7-months-old. I’ve been trying to find words to say about this, but there are no words.  So I really don’t feel like blogging right now…maybe tomorrow. Perhaps next week.  Right now, I’m weeping with those who weep. 

Phrases that should die: Bestie

Phrases that should die: Bestie We’re starting a new feature here at The Armchair Commentary: Phrases that should die. I need to be really honest. As much as I love slang and as much fun that I have learning/saying new phrases, there are some words and phrases that get on my nerves. Saying that they ‘get…