Arica Coleman: Roseanne Barr, who needs no introduction, has been a polarizing figure making America laugh and cringe since the 1980s, first as a stand-up comedian and then as Roseanne Connor on her hit TV show Roseanne.
Arica L. Coleman: My deepest fear is that I live in a society which presumes I am incompetent and punishes self-actualized Black women like me who refuse to remain “in their place,”
Arica L. Coleman: I have taught both college-level English Composition and history. I know what plagiarism is and I know my own damn work! The webmaster should have reported my comment to staff administrators instead of deleting it as spam.
Arica L. Coleman: Now once again we find ourselves in collective mourning due to justice denied and another senseless killing. It seems the more emphatic we are that “Black Lives Matter,” America’s response is, “No they don’t!”
Arica Coleman: Many who claim to hate him, can’t stop watching, tweeting, and posting about him—still; that they find the 1000th malfeasance more shocking than the first is both laughable and pathetic.
Arica Colemant: I’ve been estranged, and happily so, from that God awful song with its glorification of war and schizophrenic musical arrangement.
Arica Coleman: Anyone who considers her/himself a member of the faith community, yet believes that God approves of this heinous act because the victims were LGBTQ, has no understanding of the true meaning of Christianity.
Arica Coleman: On this first anniversary of the Emanuel A.M.E. tragedy, let us honor the victims and their loved ones by remembering their acts of kindness shown to one who proved himself to be so undeserving.`
Arica L. Coleman, Ph.D.: We must, therefore, keep our emotions in check and allow the democratic process to take its full course. Clinton should understand this better than anyone.
Arica L. Coleman: To add insult to injury, he once again abused his power by hopping upon his pseudo moral high horse and denigrating the black underclass openly for all of white America to see. Grieve for Cosby? I don’t think so.
Arica Coleman: She felt “worthless” and “betrayed”.
Arica L. Coleman: We who are on the front lines of black activism must not ignore the psychological consequences of activism and seek ways to buffer ourselves from the trauma resulting from society’s continuous denigration and dehumanization as we engage in the never ending struggle of social activism.
I understand that Obama, as the first African American to assume the presidency, has to walk a racial tight rope, a burden no other American president has had to bear. But as an African American woman who cried the night he was elected and cried the day he was inaugurated, I feel a deep sense of betrayal.