I know I am about a month late but we have a new POTUS elect and we gotta talk about it. I am not in denial just distrust…
What Not To Wear- Halloween
Halloween is a day reserved for children and grown folks to dress up as anything they want. As kids we dressed up as princesses as super heroes. Now as adults its like the options have expanded it to include: Sexy nurse, sexy zombie, sexy cat, sexy bus driver, sexy Native American princess, etc.
Everything about these options are problematic. Why do women’s costumes have to be hypersexual? But worst than that why do people feel its okay to wear other’s cultures as a costume? This week’s episode serves as caution for folks to be more careful for their costumes.
P.S. I wish I could prove that this video was recorded a few days before a party took place at UCLA. Although the party’s theme was to poke fun at Kanye West and Kim Kardashian some students took this as an opportunity to don black face and perpetuate stereotypes.
After another school shooting, America is left mourning the loss of innocent victims and the conversation of gun control is yet again at the forefront of our discussion. Some say the 2nd Amendment should be left untouched and others say just enforce the law in place. However, it is harder to get a driver’s license than it does to get a gun. Shouldn’t something be done to protect the right to life?
Let me know your thoughts!
The Pope Takes America
In case you were living under a rock this past week you may have missed the big hoopla about the Pope visiting the United States. It was a pretty big deal. The first family greeted him at the airport, he made a house call over at Capitol Hill, spoke with the folks at the UN and chilled with the those less fortunate. Outside of having mass and christening babies, he made a few speeches that ruffled people’s feathers. Okay the truth is, I have no idea if these people were really offended or maybe it was just a slow news cycle. The topic at hand was “is the Pope too liberal?”
I don’t know why we are so quick to make everything a political agenda. The Pope is not running for president of the world, he’s not out trying to topple governments. He’s just spreading the gospel. I’m not sure he wants you to “give and give until we are poor” just more like be more conscious and practice true religion of taking care of those less fortunate (James 1:27). These folks making me preach and it ain’t even Sunday!
Take a look at the Weekly Update for Sweet Tea and Sass and let me know what you think.
The Problem With Oversharing
Social media is a wonderful tool—it let’s you stay in touch with people from high school, people you met in different countries on your travels and helps artist and businesses promote themselves to people who would otherwise be oblivious to their existence.
But we know for every act of good in the world there is a negative to balance—practically Newton’s 3rd law of motion— Since the days the advent of cameras on phones we’ve been inundated with booty pics and selfies and honestly I didn’t think it could any worse oh but how wrong I was!
There is a much deeper problem and I need ya’ll to really here me out. What I’m talking about is something that your facebook friends won’t tell you. In fact if they are like me they may simply stop following your timeline—best feature ever!
Watch this week’s latest Weekly Update and let me know what you think!