This is America

So now it appears that peaceful protests are a thing of the past. At least, if you are in the NFL. In response to NFL players stance on police brutality and racial profiling, the NFL “powers that be” have come up with a rule that says if the players are on the field during the […]

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Women/Young Ladies that Inspire Me

Hi everyone!! I really have missed blogging over the past couple of weeks.  Court demands, and, other projects have been consuming so much of  my time. Anyway, I have decided to dedicate my next couple of blog posts to sharing more information about me, Tonza D. Ruffin :-). To kick this project off, here are three […]

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How Many More Massacres Must Occur Before We Get Gun Control

On February 14, 2018 when most of us were focused on LOVE, a 19 year old, armed with an assault rifle, went into a school and murdered 17 people. In the year prior to this horrific act, the 19 year old purchased, at least, nine other guns for his “gun collection”. In the days and […]

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Please Don’t Build that Wall

I had the wonderful opportunity to spend my 47th Birthday in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. I will admit that prior to the trip, I was one of those arrogant Americans that swore to never step foot in Mexico. “Too much violence” is what I said anytime anyone asked had I ever visited Mexico. When deciding […]

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Pull Your Da%# Pants Up… Please!!

A couple of weeks ago I sat in the car and just stared at a young man that was helping another young man clean his car out. He caught my attention because he looked so ridiculous struggling to keep his pants up as he moved from the front to the back of the car. I […]

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Anderson Cooper Should be the “Poster Boy” for Affirmative Action

from CNN.com

I love Anderson Cooper. I really do. I feel I need to get that out first. Okay, now that I got it out…the other day I was looking at the news feed on my phone and came across an article similar to this one: Why Anderson Cooper Won’t Receive an Inheritance from Mom Gloria Vanderbilt […]

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Save the Confederate Statutes

Keep your “ass” home is the text I received from my mother when I told her I was headed to a save the confederate statute “rally” in Beaufort, North Carolina. My boyfriend, knowing I was determined to go, simply said “be safe” as I headed out the door. All of the confederate statute media coverage  […]

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It’s What’s In Your Head, Not On Your Head

I am an African-American woman whose hair texture is considered different. Many have referred to it as “good hair”. As a child I remember people always commenting on how long and pretty my hair was.  My hair texture and hue somehow gave people the impression that I was something other than African-American. Was I mixed? […]

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Too Quick to Pull the Trigger (Food for Thought)

I woke up this morning and was glancing at the news headlines. As I was reading, I came across an article about David Bonderman, Uber Technologies Inc. director, resigning from the company’s board of directors.  According to the reports, during a staff meeting, Arianna Huffington, who also sits on the Uber board of directors, commented, […]

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He Is My President

Donald Trump will become the President of the United States of America today.  While I accept that he is soon to be my President, I am deeply saddened by this fact.   How did we get here?  The crux of my disappointment lies in the fact that I have serious reservations about Donald Trump’s ability, or […]

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