The series lack of racial context is on purpose but leaves me struggling to accept the story at face value.

I love Shonda Rhimes.

Let me put that as the foundation. I love Shonda. Period.

Ok, now that has been established: Bridgerton presents very oddly to me as a show.


Your vote is your bargaining chip.

Image of Martin Luther King Jr and his wife, Coretta Scott King, at a ballot box.

I’m not sure how we got here.

A campaign encouraging Black people to either withhold their vote or divest completely from voting has been circulating heavily online. Without research and foresight, leaders of this movement think somehow declaring publicly that they are refusing to…


In P-Valley, motherhood adds depth and complexity to a fantastic set of characters

*Warning: If you have not watched the series — especially the finale — -there are spoilers

Photo Courtesy of STARZ

Activist and playwright Katori Hall brought her renowned play, “Pussy Valley” from the stage to television screens this past summer, rewarding…


As corporate support grows for #BlackLivesMatter, many have expressed concern that the transition is not sincere but just a shallow showing of “solidarity.”

Street sign showing the renaming of Pennsylvania Avenue to “Black Lives Matter Plaza”. Courtesy of CNN.

When I turned on my Amazon Firestick, I discovered a message on my home screen: “Black Lives Matter, Amazon stands in solidarity with the Black community.” I…


Go Argue With Your Mom

I plan on marrying for money and social capital. Fight me.

Listen, I am a straight woman so if I get married, I will be marrying a man. Even with the strides in equality, especially in interpersonal relationships where more and more heterosexual couples are…


#ItHasToBeSomeone2020

SO. I haven’t said anything, but we need to have a conversation about Kamala.

Does Kamala Harris have my vote, yeah sure, however what I am not about to do is go back and forth with Black people who feel uncomfortable with her as a candidate because of her…


You don’t have to like it, but it isn’t your relationship to maintain

  • Polyamorous in this means having multiple romantic relationships at the same time, with the knowledge and consent of everyone involved, not to be confused with an open relationship where a monogamous couple is free to engage in…


That election process is kinda the dumbest shit I have ever seen

Yes, I did win one of the seats for delegate. Over 1600 people showed up, waited in line from about 9 am to vote for Assembly District Delegate. My slate members and I took 13 of the 14…


There’s a reason for that…and it reflects upon us poorly

The 2018 election cycle had one of the most encouraging candidate pools to date from local to national politics. The large increase of non-traditional candidates (women, women of color, mothers of color, non-Christian people of color, young people of color…

Courtney Cecelia Welch

Oakland native, Black womanist, community advocate, commissioner/ board member, Caleb & Cruz’s mom. https://courtneyceceliawelch.me

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