Today, the Supreme Court upheld the travel ban on several majority Muslim nations. They argued that the President was within his power to make this law and it is based on a shared nationality not on religious beliefs. The judges who ruled against the travel ban argued that this decision was based on the same… Continue reading Happy Independence Day?
I’m not sure what prompted me to write the post below, but I did write it in December. Since it was the holidays it's themed around Christmas, which my family celebrates, but the message is relevant to any time of the year. With the recent news stories about minorities unable to live without raising suspicion… Continue reading What Do You See When You Look at Me?
Last year a story was released about R. Kelly and a kind of cult that he has with women in his homes in Georgia and Chicago. It was reported that the women are unable to leave without permission, have been given new cell phones where their use is monitored, and he controls every aspect of… Continue reading We Knew This Already…..
On April 11th, 2018 President Donald Trump signed the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act(SESTA). This was a huge victory for fighting human trafficking and this in conjunction with the FBI shutting down the ad marketplace, Backpage, has helped to bring this issue into the forefront https://dontcallmebeth.com/2018/04/09/fbi-shuts-down-backpage/. SESTA holds companies responsible for… Continue reading Why I Support SESTA
The latest news this week has been about the incident at Starbucks. Two black men were arrested after they didn’t make a purchase, but wanted to use the bathroom in the store. The manager said that because they refused to make a purchase, but still stayed for a business meeting they were trespassing. The police… Continue reading Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
One of the causes that I am most passionate about is human trafficking. Human trafficking or modern-day slavery, as it’s sometimes referred to, is a multi-billion-dollar industry. In terms of numbers, it is estimated that human trafficking makes $150 billion dollars a year; in terms of illegal activity, this is second only to drugs. Traffickers… Continue reading FBI Shuts Down Backpage
As Women's History Month draws to a close, I wanted to bring awareness to a story that has not received a lot of attention in the news. Last month in Nigeria, Boko Haram kidnapped more than 100 young girls while they were at school. The story is very similar to the 2014 kidnapping of 276… Continue reading History is Meant to be Taught, Not Repeated
This past Tuesday, our country heard the news of another school shooting. Two high school students were shot, a boy and a girl, and the shooter was shot and killed by school personnel. Sixteen-year-old Jaelynn Willey was taken off life support on Thursday after being shot in the head. It is reported that she had… Continue reading Celebrate Us by Protecting Us
To those who have lost a loved one due to a mass shooting, we are sorry that we failed you and your family. This past Wednesday, when I got into the elevator of my building there were two teenage boys inside. One who had heart shaped balloons and the other holding a box of… Continue reading Prayers and Condolences aren’t Enough
This Sunday is the Super Bowl. Or just another excuse for Americans to eat and drink themselves into obesity (yes, I will be one of them). And to be honest that’s the only thing I care about for Super Bowl 52, the food. Now I’ve never been the biggest football fan, but I would watch… Continue reading SuperBowl 52: I’m Just Here for the Dip