Mahogany Cherrelle’s Blog

  1. Mon, Jan 2, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    Thank God I Am Not Gay

    After reading a post by Sisi Yemmie about laws recently passed in Nigeria I found myself thinking, “thank God I am not gay!” I was both  offended and embarrassed by my thoughts and tempted to force them to the part of the brain where forgotten truth lays however I do not want to run from my feelings this new year. I want to process, break them down, understand them, and express...

  2. Fri, Dec 30, 2011 at 6:58 AM

    Before the Ball Drops (2011 Recap)

    Life with Superman My friends are tired of me saying, “If we get married…If we work out, etc.” And honestly, I want Mr. Baby to propose in the next year and a half if we continue on this upward, beautiful journey! I absolutely love him. He is a knucklehead but he is my knucklehead. Additionally, I love his family and my family loves him. It is awesome. When my mom referred to me...

  3. Wed, Dec 28, 2011 at 7:37 AM

    Lesson Learned

    I was feeling unappreciated yesterday prior to my family coming over for our Christmas celebration. No one appeared to be as excited as me so I was feeling all kinds of down about it (little sister syndrome perhaps)! My Pops informed me had something to care of and would not make it, my mom threatened not to come because she was tired, my brothers’ voice was monotone when I spoke with him...

  4. While his comment had me rollin' I was forced to look deeper: I may have multi-ethnic children and I do not want them to have to choose. I want then to embrace all of themselves. Historically, white folks didn't want to claim any person with a drop of "black" blood. This was called "the one drop rule." It appeared in written law around 1910 (great-grandparents generation?) but...

  5. Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 2:34 AM

    "Show Your Ass"

    I have written about Ms. Minaj (NM) several times. For this reason I will not go into too much detail about my enthusiasm and appreciation for her debut album Pink Friday . You can rather check out the following posts to understand how much fuel that CD provided me: Both inspirational – after a listen these women leave me feeling like I can take on the world – AND WIN  ...

  6. Sun, Dec 4, 2011 at 7:07 AM

    Conversation with Nephew/ It is Time

    I am growing overwhelmed by my thoughts. I am itching to and dancing inside to do something . To execute these thoughts and plans that have been swirling for some time. I go to bed thinking about this, wake up thinking about this, spend my day thinking about this. I feel like I am going to explode. I feel like I am here. Where I need to be for the next stretch. Almost. I believe I am...

  7. Fri, Nov 18, 2011 at 8:20 AM

    Thirteen Years

    Thirteen years with one company or organization. The thought alone for someone from my generation is overwhelming. We were the ones who were told, "You can do anything you set your mind to!" As well as, "The sky is the limit!" I honestly believe, I will be chasing that sky, forever... Which is why the fact that my mother is celebrating her 13th year with her employer today, is boggling. As...

  8. Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 7:57 AM

    Maafa

    "Maafa is a Kiswahili word that means disaster, great calamity, damage, injustice, misfortune or catastrophe. It is used to describe the Holocaust and Great Suffering of people of African descent at the hands of Europeans." My classmates and I recently read an article titled  The Maafa: A commemoration of the transatlantic slave trade. In this article Hardiman (year unknown) states...

  9. Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 4:51 AM

    Somebody Somewhere

    “If you want to be somebody, if you want to go somewhere, you better wake up and pay attention!!!” I woke up reciting this this beautiful Tuesday morning. Immediately I thought to myself, ‘it’s time.’ It’s time to be somebody. It’s time for me to wake up and once again put these dreams in ink so they can become my reality… take me some-where. I then remembered that it is...

  10. Sat, Apr 30, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Dear Nicki,

    I heard your concert in BC was great! I regret to inform you that after wining tickets on the radio and all I was unable to attend. I’m a little disappointed because a) I would have loved to see you live in concert and b) everyone was rooting for and supporting me in my effort because they know how much I appreciate your artistry ( huge fan )! Just so you know Mr. Baby and I had...

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