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Kathy Henry: Memories of Pickin Greens With My Momma on Sundays

Kathy Henry: Memories of Pickin Greens With My Momma on Sundays

By Kathy Henry Although you have been gone out of my life for almost six years, you are never far away from my thoughts. Although I weep when I think about you, I have decided to concentrate on my wonderful memories of being a little girl who was…

Kathy Henry: The Case for Male Virginity

Kathy Henry: The Case for Male Virginity

By Kathy Henry I cannot speak for other cultures but I do know that in Black culture, in America, there is a lot of pressure for young men to be ladies men with several women scattered in every zip code. From the time they are five-years-old, many young…

College Educated Black Woman Living in a Garbage Can

College Educated Black Woman Living in a Garbage Can

For the past three years and two months, I have resided in a garbage can. The smells of old garbage, urine, and human funk permeate the air of my surroundings, and stray cats yowl in the middle of the night. The garbage can where I live actually has…

Working for Pennies – The Harsh Realities of Being a Welfare Recipient

Working for Pennies – The Harsh Realities of Being a Welfare Recipient

By Kathy Henry One of the biggest misconceptions in American culture is that welfare recipients are living large…

Homophobia in the Black Community

Homophobia in the Black Community

By Kathy Henry The Black community is filled with hypocrisy.  Recently, I had a raging debate about gay…

10 Ways to Find Out If You Are a Brainwashed Negro

10 Ways to Find Out If You Are a Brainwashed Negro

By Kathy Henry Brainwashed Negro: A Black individual who has internalized every negative stereotype about Blacks and their…

I wish I was White, Female and Privileged for One Day

I wish I was White, Female and Privileged for One Day

By Kathy Henry First of all, before I write this essay, I would like to state that I…

A Letter From a South Side Apartment

A Letter From a South Side Apartment

A couple of years ago, I read Dr. Martin Luther King’s A Letter from a Birmingham Jail and…

Ghetto Nation

Ghetto Nation

Ghetto:  A section of a city to which an entire ethnic or economically depressed group is is restricted;…

There Are No Daddies Here – The Consequences of Growing Up Fatherless

There Are No Daddies Here – The Consequences of Growing Up Fatherless

American fathers are more removed from family life today than in any other time in American history. There…

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