Yesterday Nike released an ad with Colin Kapernick in celebration of their 30th anniversary of their trademark slogan “Just Do It”. The backlash has been swift with people cutting off the swooshes from their Nike socks. I won’t even comment on how idiotic that it is since you’ve already purchased the item and Nike has your… Continue reading If You Stand for Nothing, You’ll Fall for Anything.
Today, July 30th is known as World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. In 2013, the General Assembly of the UN designated today as a day “to bring awareness about Human Trafficking and also to promote protection of their rights.” As of today, there are an estimated 20 to 30 million people worldwide who are currently… Continue reading The Kafala System and State-Sanctioned Slavery
Recently I watched a Vice Video about a white student that chose to go to Morehouse. Morehouse is all male historically black college or university(HBCU) in Atlanta, Georgia. It is famously known for having graduates such as Martin Luther King and Spike Lee. Many students apply to Morehouse for it’s rich… Continue reading Affirmative Action is Still Needed
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