Tiffanie Drayton

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Homecoming Queen Killed By Texas Flood Is Mocked By Asshole Atheists For Believing In God

The Daily Beast reported on tragedy yesterday: Homecoming Queen Alyssa Ramirez lost her life after a flood in Texas swept her car away on her way home from prom. The details are pretty heartbreaking. The teen was only two miles away from home when she was caught in a flash flood. She called 911 and…

Tiffanie Drayton / May 28, 2015

Frisky Rant: Why I Refuse To Pay For Dates

In my opinion, there is very little difference between subscribing to “colorblind” ideology and “gender blindness.”

Tiffanie Drayton / May 27, 2015

On Ray Rice, Domestic Violence, Police Brutality & The Choices Faced By Black Women

Late last week, the charges against football player Ray Rice were all dropped by a judge after the former Ravens running back completed the court ordered terms of his pretrial intervention: the completion of anger management counseling and the payment of fines totaling $125. Admission into this “pretrial intervention” program is usually uncommon for violent…

Tiffanie Drayton / May 26, 2015

Search “N*gga House” In Google Maps And You’ll Be Directed To The White House

Type the words “nigga house” right now in Google maps. What are your findings?
Some of my Facebook friends have been sharing posts with their search results and, well, it is a bit disturbing. It seems that the White House pops up whenever you enter “nigga house” into a Google Maps query.
Face palm.

Tiffanie Drayton / May 20, 2015

25 Types Of Men I’m Absolutely Tired Of At 25

Now, more than ever before, I have come to a point in my life where I just have zero patience for certain types of men. Part of the reason for this is that I’ve had much more dating experience, but I think more importantly, I have gained a certain degree of self-confidence after surviving college…

Tiffanie Drayton / May 12, 2015

Help This Mother Bury Her Two Daughters, Who Lost Their Lives To Gun Violence

It is difficult to fathom losing a child, especially when his/her life is lost to violence. Sadly, many Black mothers face this hardship on a daily basis and to make matters even worse, they sometimes cannot afford the funeral services to lay their children to rest. The media recently reported that 12-year-old Tamir Rice,…

Tiffanie Drayton / May 8, 2015

Wanderlust: One Day In Baltimore

On the day of my arrival in Baltimore, a friend tipped me off to an altercation that happened between police and a young Black man at the same junction where Freddie Gray was arrested by officers, before dying in their custody. Fox News reported that the man was shot in the back while running away from police (they…

Tiffanie Drayton / May 5, 2015

The Soapbox: Floyd Mayweather’s Victory Championed Domestic Abuse (And The Media Is Partially To Blame)

As Floyd Mayweather climbed the ring-side ropes to proclaim his victory in front of the cheering MGM Grand crowd of America’s most influential people, the media snapped photos that will capture the first moment of what will go down in history as the most expensive fight in history. Live television panned to a shot of…

Tiffanie Drayton / May 4, 2015

The Soapbox: Justice Is No Longer An Option, It Is A Necessity

Prosecutors have found probable cause to rule Freddie Gray’s death a homicide, with the six officers involved in his death being hit with charges ranging from misconduct to manslaughter to 2nd degree depraved heart murder. The announcement was made this morning by Baltimore state attorney, Marilyn J. Mosby, who said the officers intentionally put the young ma…

Tiffanie Drayton / May 1, 2015

An Open Letter To Kim Lute About Her “Problem With Black Women”

Let us heal one another by first healing ourselves.

Tiffanie Drayton / April 29, 2015

PiggyBankGirls.com Is A Crowdfunding Site For Women Offering “Fair Trade Porn”

Ladies, do you need a new computer? Are you trying to move out solo but can’t afford it? Perhaps you want to fund your backpacking trip across the world? Trying to pay for your upcoming wedding? Well, a new website called PiggyBankGirls.com gives women the chance to crowdfund to raise money to reach specific goals.

Tiffanie Drayton / April 24, 2015

Wanderlust: It’s Good To Be Home

When I stepped out of the airport in Trinidad and Tobago, the first thing I noticed was the beautiful, sprawling green mountains that have welcomed me back “home” every time I return to my island of birth. Also familiar? There were Black and Brown people everywhere! That acknowledgement forced a tiny grin to form o…

Tiffanie Drayton / April 8, 2015

Wanderlust: Sometimes, You Just Got To Go With The Flow

Last week, I wrote about knowing and accepting when it’s time to move on. I’ve been getting that itch lately, telling me that it is time to leave the Big Island of Hawaii. I know that I don’t really have any other choice but to scratch it and say “see ya later.” Though, as nature…

Tiffanie Drayton / March 24, 2015

The Soapbox: There Is No Justification For An Adult Raping A Minor

When I read an article (via Facebook) about a 23-year-old man being charged with the rape of a 12-year-old girl, after being caught by the child’s mother engaging in sexual acts in the back of his car, I knew it would be a mistake to scroll down to the comments section. I anticipated commenter…

Tiffanie Drayton / March 23, 2015

Wanderlust: On Failing Plans & Learning To Move On

I arrived on The Big Island on the night before New Year’s Eve. It was the cheapest day to fly and even though I would’ve preferred to spend the holidays with family and friends, I really wanted to start my travel adventures on a fiscally responsible note. Which also made me decide to get o…

Tiffanie Drayton / March 17, 2015

True Story: I Had An Altercation With A Black Man — And Luckily, Police Weren’t Involved

A video recorded by a citizen journalist, which captured footage of the LAPD shooting and killing an unarmed homeless Black man in broad daylight, has been circulating on the internet this week. The man in the video, nicknamed Africa, was shot several times by police in front of his tent home on Skid Row,…

Tiffanie Drayton / March 4, 2015

Wanderlust: I May Be Smitten, But I Will Not Be Your Educator

I’ve written before about “distancing myself From white people” to avoid being constantly subjected to racial and cultural insensitivity. After years of dealing with well-meaning, but often ill-informed or inexperienced Whites, the emotional turmoil had taken its toll and I simply wanted to avoid feelings of discomfort, disappointment and even anger. I concluded that the…

Tiffanie Drayton / March 2, 2015

18 Things White America Needs To Reconcile To Truly Become Colorblind

Black History Month presents the opportunity to explore African-American history: A history marked by the struggle for a fair and equitable America that treats its citizens and residents with respect and dignity, regardless of skin color. However, that struggle is often painted as “the issues of the past” that have been overcome and surpassed thank…

Tiffanie Drayton / February 26, 2015

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