‘White privilege’ is not the reason why you’re poor

Listen up, I’ve got something to tell you. Come closer, as I’ll say this only once. White privilege is not the reason why White people are poor. Got that at the back? Since last year’s Black Lives Matter protests, it seems some aspects of society are doing their very best to gaslight the Black communityContinue reading “‘White privilege’ is not the reason why you’re poor”

To be woke or not to be woke…that is the question

It’s official, being ‘woke’ is dead. I had a good indication that the phrase, which is defined as having an alertness to social and racial injustices, was losing its ‘cool’ and effectiveness a few years ago when a (White) senior colleague was asking people in the office if they were “woke”? Be mindful that thisContinue reading “To be woke or not to be woke…that is the question”

Placards are not always needed

My apologies for my absence, February was an exciting month as I finally finished my manuscript!! Enjoy the read and thanks for your support. Let me start this blog by saying that I’m not a ‘Miss Know-It-All’ when it comes to achieving social and racial equality. I am also learning how to swim in anContinue reading “Placards are not always needed”

Before Barack Obama…

There was Shirley Franklin, the first female African American mayor of the City of Atlanta who came into power in 2001, and I had the pleasure of working for her. During my second year at Middlesex University, I was awarded a scholarship to study at Spelman College, a historically Black college and university, also knownContinue reading “Before Barack Obama…”