Ancient Documents Reveal Shocking Revelation About the Origins of Polygyny

Ancient Documents Reveal Shocking Revelation About the Origins of Polygyny

The more things change is the more they stay the same. Solomon the son of David credited  as being the wisest man there ever was. In the book of ecclesiastics he penned the very famous line, “there is nothing new under the sun.” With that said if you missed the first article on polygyny feel free to read it…

Examining Biblical Sister Cultures & Multiple Wives in the Torah

Examining Biblical Sister Cultures & Multiple Wives in the Torah

For the past decade or more, the topic of polygyny and its present cultural appropriation has intrigued me, to say the least. Over the years I have engaged in hours of study, meditation and private/public conversations about this very controversial and sometimes divisive topic. What is polygyny? It is a relationship model that transcends religious or…

Emancipation Day 2017. The Naked Truth, Reflecting on Controversial Statues Erected Fourteen Years Ago in Kingston

Emancipation Day 2017. The Naked Truth, Reflecting on Controversial Statues Erected Fourteen Years Ago in Kingston

Jam rocks social foundation shook unexpectedly during the 165th anniversary of Jamaica’s emancipation celebration some fourteen years ago. The unveiling of a long-awaited statue revealed two stark naked images. These pieces were the brain child of one white Jamaican woman’s interpretation of emancipated ‘Africans’. The male statue stood at eleven feet tall towering over his…

Parties, Prayers, Passes and Plantation Police, 200-year-old Hit Song about Police Brutality Found in Archives

Parties, Prayers, Passes and Plantation Police, 200-year-old Hit Song about Police Brutality Found in Archives

“License and identification please”, even today those words seem to strike fear into the hearts of the most innocent of people. The dread that comes over you, the way your imagination runs wild, you can’t seem to stop playing the worst case scenarios over and over again in your head. What is the worst that…

Hebrewisms Before Youtube, Enslaved ‘Africans’ Shared Social Memories of Being Biblical Israelites

Hebrewisms Before Youtube, Enslaved ‘Africans’ Shared Social Memories of Being Biblical Israelites

A simple search on a metropolitan street corner or a few key strokes on Youtube will produce a plethora of voices rising to a crescendo, the chant, ‘Ani Israel.’ Men, women, and children of all ages and understandings publicly voice their opinions, disagreeing on different aspects of the ‘walk,’ yet one point connects them all; the…

“The Vilest That Every Saw the Sun,” The House of Bondage Book Review

“The Vilest That Every Saw the Sun,” The House of Bondage Book Review

‘It was bad,” or “it was so long ago, get over it,” are some of the cliché responses that one would hear at the very mention of slavery. Yes, I said it slavery, slavery, slavery the trans-Atlantic slave trade was the most horrific mass trafficking of human bodies in history and it deserves more attention…

Behind the Scenes,  Working Women and the Struggle to Submit at Home

Behind the Scenes, Working Women and the Struggle to Submit at Home

All the women who are independent throw your hands up and tell the truth. In the ‘Black’ community there is a long-standing much-contested statistic that states, 70% of professional ‘black’ women are single. Does more independence equal fewer opportunities for stable marriages and long-term relationship, if so why? Women are the number one consumers of…

Do Random ‘White’ People Unapologetically Invade Your Space?

Do Random ‘White’ People Unapologetically Invade Your Space?

What would happen if an elderly ‘black’ man walked up to a ‘white’ thirty-something-year-old woman in a supermarket and started whispering to her? Even more what if his conversation went something like this; “you better guard your children closer or I am going to take them home with me.” In the midst of his warning,…

The Case of “Two Pacs,” Curious Picture of ‘Tupac’ and Madonna Resurfaces, Causing Identity Crisis

The Case of “Two Pacs,” Curious Picture of ‘Tupac’ and Madonna Resurfaces, Causing Identity Crisis

For those of us into the correct retelling of history, pictures like this one are enough to raise questions and eyebrows. The proverbial saying hindsight is twenty-twenty rings loud and true in this age of social media, Photoshop and the YouTube. The latter gives us the ability to binge watch literal decades in a manner days, go…

Madonna and Tupac’s Relationship: Examining the Prison Letter, Do ‘Homies’ Break Up

Madonna and Tupac’s Relationship: Examining the Prison Letter, Do ‘Homies’ Break Up

In the winter of 1994 thirty-six-year-old “sex symbol” superstar Madonna, allegedly pursued twenty-two-year-old Tupac Shakur first in New York and then again California. Shakur was gaining a reputation for being a ‘gangster’ and his many run-ins with law kept his name in the papers. The ‘like a virgin’ pop icon was reportedly worth over 100 million…

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