You can't always get what you want You can't always get what you want You can't always get what you want But if you try sometimes you just might find You get what you need. Songwriters: Keith Richards / Mick Jagger, You Can't Always Get What You Want lyrics © Abkco Music, Inc I … Continue reading You Can’t Always Get What You Want
It has taken me while to wrap my head around the concept of paying anyone for the posts and comments they make in a freely viewed space like Facebook or a blog. In the beginning, my thoughts were something like, "You want to get paid? Then why are you writing here?." It wasn't that I … Continue reading Paying BIPOC for Their Online Work
Social Media CENSORSHIP of people of color keeps happening. Contacting these platforms sometimes gets posts reinstated. Sometimes not. But NOTHING is being done to change the way social media community guidelines view these posts in the first place. We need to get more attention on this problem. I have an idea that I'm posting below … Continue reading Join Me in Getting Attention to this Censorship
I'm glad you have joined me on this journey. I haven't yet established a daily writing practice. So, if you want to get updates on the happenings of a particular post OR see what's inspiring me on a daily basis, please check out my Facebook page. Yes, for now I continue to use the platform. … Continue reading To My Followers
EDITED: I've learned from others on FB that the number of posts being removed from Layla's page is up to 8 on FB including her Guideline of Engagement for her page. She is being targeted. THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE. Yesterday I wrote, "I hear you. I am sorry. We'll do better" as a response to … Continue reading Social Media Guidelines Used to Silence People of Color
If you are White: When a Person of Color shares a personal story with you about how they or someone they care about were hurt by racism or another form of oppression, this is what you say" "I hear you. I am sorry this happened. We'll do better." And then you just stop. DO NOT … Continue reading I hear you. I am sorry. We’ll do better.
I'm going to begin by admitting that after 45's latest comments, I was really hoping the spirit of Dr. King would swoop in and blow up the pen 45 was using as he signed the proclamation recognizing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. I didn't want the explosion to maim or injure him. I wanted it … Continue reading Honoring Dr. King