Nineteen years ago today, 3300 people were killed. The staff of The Ideal Firestarter remembers these 3300 lives, and send love and light to families who were affected by this … Continue reading RUNIBACK FRIDAY-09/11/2020
Community is build on love. Sustained by love and compassion. This month, the seventh month of 2020–the 4th or 5th of the lockdown-pandemic–this is more apparent than it ever was! … Continue reading To The World Outside Your Window: Love Is The Why
In my third grade Social Studies class, I learned the building blocks of which would form my secret love of sociology. I learned that people make up either families (nuclear … Continue reading Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: Why Community Is Still Needed
This weeks marks Robin Williams’s 69th birthday, Breonna Taylor’s murderers are still free, Congressman and Superhero John Lewis laid in state in the Capitol Rotunda, the Secret Police are snatching … Continue reading RUNITBACK FRIDAY-07/24/2020
I have been thinking alot this week about family. I have been thinking about the family we create, get born into and the family want. These sometimes are not all … Continue reading We Are Family (Part 2)-Stop Putting The Kids Out!
In this crazy space we all occupy, it seems that Black women are a galvanizing force and the same fodder trampled for the movement’s success. In the same month where … Continue reading When They See Us: The Community Needs To Value Women!
“I used to have a bad habit of putting a condition on my joy.” Sis, a word! A statement! I never heard something that resonated so much with me before … Continue reading I’ll Be Happy When…
With there being no end in sight right now for COVID’s reign over our lives, I can see again people starting to dwindle down the rabbit hole of negativity. I … Continue reading We’re Still All In This Together
TW: Police violence I am estranged from my paternal family. I am estranged because the only time I see them is at funerals. It seems to be, and is a … Continue reading Work Past The Hashtags
In the age of inviting everyone to The Cookout (Note: If you are still saying you have ‘Black friends’ and ‘All Lives Matter’, you are not invited–and don’t ask!), I … Continue reading BRING BACK THE BLOCK PARTY!