Tiffanie Drayton

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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…

Tiffanie Drayton | May 26, 2015 - 9:10 am

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…

Tiffanie Drayton | May 20, 2015 - 1:45 pm

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…

Tiffanie Drayton | May 12, 2015 - 12:00 pm

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…

Tiffanie Drayton | May 8, 2015 - 9:00 am

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

Tiffanie Drayton | May 5, 2015 - 1:00 pm

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…

Tiffanie Drayton | May 4, 2015 - 1:00 pm

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…

Tiffanie Drayton | May 1, 2015 - 2:30 pm

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 - 1:00 pm

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…

Tiffanie Drayton | April 24, 2015 - 9:45 am

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…

Tiffanie Drayton | April 8, 2015 - 1:00 pm

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…

Tiffanie Drayton | March 24, 2015 - 2:30 pm

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…

Tiffanie Drayton | March 23, 2015 - 12:15 pm

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…

Tiffanie Drayton | March 17, 2015 - 2:20 pm

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…

Tiffanie Drayton | March 4, 2015 - 1:05 pm

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…

Tiffanie Drayton | March 2, 2015 - 1:15 pm

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…

Tiffanie Drayton | February 26, 2015 - 1:00 pm

The Soapbox: Here’s Why Closing The Gender Wage Gap Is A White Feminist Issue

Patricia Arquette’s words, problematic though they may be, were merely an entry point to a much-need conversation about wage inequality. It is up to us to expand on and continue…

Tiffanie Drayton | February 24, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Wanderlust: Finding Community While Traveling Alone

I was casually strolling down a sunny Hawaiian street in the small town of Captain Cook alongside a new girlfriend I hadmade a few weeks earlier, when a man pulled…

Tiffanie Drayton | February 23, 2015 - 12:10 pm

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