Author Archives: jenenespeaks

Reflections of 2014 & Why I Now Support Segregation

(Source: Facebook.com/sancophaleague) 2014 was a strange year to be Black. We had Ferguson, Eric Garner, and so many others that I’ve officially lost count. There were marches, demonstrations, and riots. Some protests were peaceful; some, not so much. Through all of this hurt, pain, and mass confusion, I realized something very controversial, yet powerful: I believe in segregation. I know

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Finding Your Purpose

It has always been my belief that the things that one consistently fights against are the very things that the person is called to change or, at least, to challenge. For me, one of the things that has bothered me, throughout my life is ignorance.  Anytime I was faced with ignorance, it would affect me so much that, at times,

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What Do We Want? An Opportunity.

In 1969, James Brown released a song entitled, “I Don’t Want Nobody to Give Me Nothing,” which also included the words, “Open up the door; I’ll get it myself” in the chorus.  It was a very powerful song with an equally powerful message about opportunity.  Unlike the message that social conservatives would like many to believe, every impoverished individual is

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