The Beginning of a Powerful Movement in Black History

Black History Month is now among us, and as we use this month to commemorate powerful leaders and trailblazers amongst the African American race, I believe this should also be a time to pay tribute to those who unfortunately lost their lives to unjustified crimes, and the power and strength of a community to grow…

Stressed.

With every headline, I get more and more stressed. I wonder if my daughter will be safe in school. I wonder if my husband will be safe anywhere. I wonder if I will be safe anywhere. Everything going on around us, just breeds more and more disdain and leads to a level of skepticism that…

As A Black American, I’m Exhausted 

**Just my thoughts as a Black woman in this America** You may wonder why I don’t say a word about the things I see happening to my people.  You may question my dedication or enthusiasm to the “movement.” Let me explain to you why I can no longer find the words to say my piece…

A Long Week, A Long Life

I was looking up a word in the dictionary and I noticed my word of the day (on 7/9) was jovial.  My immediate response to that was “there was nothing jovial about this past week.”

Take Care of Yourselves Today, People.

Sometimes you need to take a step back and just do what you need to do to get through the day.  Scream, cry, drink, yell, drive, sleep….do what you have to do to get through.

Another Day, Another Face, Another Hashtag

So I wake up this morning, and have the unfortunate task of having to stomach yet another video posted on social media of a man being shot and killed.  This morning, I saw another name as a hashtag. #AltonSterling

If you Didn’t Know Jesse Williams Was Woke, Now you Know.

If you were watching the BET Awards last night, then you know that Jesse Williams was given the 2016 BET Humanitarian Award.  If you watched further, you would have heard this young gentleman render a powerful and thought-provoking speech.  I was listening to him, and I immediately got engrossed in what he was saying; it…