Black in the Day….Dr. Charles Drew, the Father of the Modern Day Bloodbank

August 20, 1944: On this day the Spingarn Medal was presented to Charles R. Drew “who set up and ran the blood plasma bank in the Presbyterian Hospital in New York City which served as one of the models for the widespread system of blood banks now in operation for the American Red Cross.” In order to understand the significance of this, let me give you pertinent info on the award itself as well as Dr. Drew. The Spingarn Medal is awarded annually by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) for…

1 Dead And 1 Wearing Hijab Possibly Stabbed in Pittsburgh

VIA PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Two women were stabbed, one fatally, right in front of a police officer late Thursday morning in the middle of downtown Pittsburgh. The incident was reported around 11:40 a.m. at 6th and Smithfield Streets, at a Port Authority bus shelter. The scene is not far from a Rite Aid, Burlington Coat Factory and the entrance to the Duquesne Club. According to witnesses, a least one of the victims may have been wearing a hijab, a garment worn by Muslim women. The name of the woman killed…

Ed Reed Speaks Out at HOF Game, Meghan Markle coined a “Royal Radical” and more in Your Daily Shot

Duchess Meghan Markle, who’s interviewing Michelle Obama for British Vogue, is being pushed back on for being a “Royal Radical.” Ed Reed wears a memorial shirt during the NFL Hall of Fame game remembering the lives of Black people killed by police and much more all right here in Your Daily Shot.

A Mother’s Love: (transparencies of pain and traumas)

Soooo yesterday was my mother’s birthday, and….for the first time I didn’t want to be strong. I didn’t want to be… the bigger person. I didn’t want to do better because I know better. I didn’t want to hear that your mother lives in you bullshit…  It was a struggle trying to love her and to be loved by her.  I wanted to say how I felt she didn’t give a shit about me. I wanted to say how she was never there for me when I needed her the…