I Am Not Your Negro

My favorite quote by James Baldwin, “I am not a Nigger, and if you think I am, it’s because you need one.” People do not realize the weight of those words. Often times, people nee…

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I Am Not Your Negro

My favorite quote by James Baldwin, “I am not a Nigger, and if you think I am, it’s because you need one.”

People do not realize the weight of those words. Often times, people need someone to hate, so they create someone when there is no one or reason to hate. So, if you think we are Nigger, it’s because you need a Nigger/you need someone to hate.

HISTORICALLY speaking, in USA, we all know this to be true because when the blacks and Latino and Asian aren’t around, folk look to hate the Jews. There arw so many mixed race people that these are the end of days when people even have anyone left they can hate and they are holding on for dear life.  For if there is no…who will they hate. I’m afraid it may have never occurred to them that they could love. Heck, like, admire, appreciate–accept.

How a Strawberry did Me In

So I was settling in from my flight from Atlanta just trying to relax and let the jet lag wear off, when eating strawberry ice cream my lips began to swell. Now I know what you’re saying I’m probably allergic to strawberries.  However, this has never happened to me before. I had strawberries about 2 weeks ago and several times throughout the summer. I don’t understand what happened but it is Turkey Hill strawberry ice cream and so I wonder if maybe the company they bought their strawberries from uses pesticides. Hmmm, just a thought.

I can’t think of anything else, any other reason my lips swole, but I am afraid of strawberry ice cream. All the while, I yern two scoops at this very moment. I know, just knowing that I cannot have it makes me want it more. Such is life. No, really such is life, for me anyway.

Truer Words were Never Spoken.

Watch “August Wilson’s Legacy (Working In The Theatre #354)” on YouTube

As I watched the panel discussion about August Wilson I realize that I am not that complex a playwright. Learning more about August Wilson I’m realizing that it is just the nature of the Beast. It is our vision that is directing us. I don’t even think we are in control. I guess I can stop being so hard on myself.


What a Day

Today was no typical day, it was pick on Andrea day.

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I think today was one of those days that people stood on a line and took turns at me. Why are so many people lacking in Customer Service?  They make you feel like you are imposing on their time. What is the world coming to when you do  not have a nice customer service representative to ask questions?

Has anyone out there in I’m Just Sayin’ land experienced such a thing? When did the rules change? Was it when they began to Outsource a lot of the customer service jobs to different countries? Where are the customer service training workshops? Maybe they don’t care anymore. Whatever the case is something needs to be done about it. How can the company or Corporation expect to make money if they are not providing a comfortable environment  and service? If people do not get the help that they need they will walk out of the establishment & go to a more user-friendly and customer service oriented company.

What say you?

Andrea Clinton


Help “Get us to Atlanta”

HELLO World, did you know I am also a playwright, Directir, Producer? Yes, and my latest play, It’s a Family Affair is doing a staged reading at the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival and we need your help. We’re asking if you can donate as little as a few dollars and to forward our link to family, friends & on social medias to help us in our travel. Please click this link and donate whatever you can. We are so grateful, we’ve got Perks for you as a thank you.

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