SistahSpeak…The Silence

The Blackwoman went silent for most of the day yesterday. For me, the scream is not protest. For this Blackwoman the scream is the fuel that feeds the engines of hatred, callousness,ignorance and fear. Just as anger rather than dissipate, fuels the flames of dissension. The scream is part of the primordial goo holding onto … Continue reading

SistahSpeak TCB

As some already know, I had a challenging year last year. Lost three friends of over forty years in one week. My father and last remaining aunt. Ruptured disc and tumors on my sciatic never. Stage three uterine cancer diagnosis. It’s the cancer thing and the health thing I really want to talk about. I … Continue reading


Last Sunday I wrote a diary challenging the actions of the great and mighty Kos. I called for a boycott of your site for one week. Many people voiced solidarity. Your voice was silent. Until Friday.And you yelled…uncle. I challenged you and your decisions. I looked you right in the eye and did so. A … Continue reading

Short and Not Sweet… REALLY, HEIDI JONES?

In a truly unacceptable shedding of light, former WABC New York meteorologist Heidi Jones has joined the ranks of Susan Smith, Bonnie Sweeten, Charles Stuart and centuries of homicidally racist false accusers.  In order, according to Jones, to get “attention,” she falsely concocted a tale of an attempted rape by a man of color. Twice. … Continue reading

Why react to a proposed Pres. Obama primary when we can simply make the proposers…secondary?

The sturm and the drang are truly at a new level now.  Even inside the progressive community, all pretense of discussing policy has been lost in the rush to emasculate President Barack Obama.  From references to his “balls” to his “manhood” to his “caving” and more, a veritable D. W. Griffith version of his presidency … Continue reading