Category Archives: Jenene Speaks

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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Enacting the Code of Silence: A Lesson from Mrs. Phaedra Parks

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article inspired by Tichina Arnold that discussed the importance of the “nice-nasty.”  Today’s article shares a similar format, but it is an entirely different, yet just as useful, lesson.  This week I was inspired by none other than RHOA’s Phaedra Parks. For those of you who don’t watch the Real Housewives of Atlanta

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The De-Feminization of the Black Woman

  Within the past week I’ve seen CNN report on two separate instances where a male law enforcement officer has been caught on video beating a Black woman. I’m not talking about a light slapping or shoving, even though that would also be inappropriate; I’m talking about a man wrestling, punching, and manhandling a woman in something similar to an

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