Hey Mom: 3 Lessons I’ve Learned Since You Passed Away

It’s been 12 years to the day since you passed away and I miss you just as much today as I did then. You were my best friend and my confidant, my cheerleader and my checker. And as I look back over the last decade, there are certain lesson I’ve learned through moments I wished … Continue reading Hey Mom: 3 Lessons I’ve Learned Since You Passed Away

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Amazing Black Reads: 3 Recommendations of the Week

Discover and explore well-known and unknown black literature written across the world. This is my recommendation for the week of Monday, January 15. The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl I’m awkward—and black. Someone once told me those were the two worst things anyone could be. That someone was right. Where do I start? Being an … Continue reading Amazing Black Reads: 3 Recommendations of the Week

Africa is a ‘Shithole’ and Here is Why

Yesterday, Thursday, January 11, it was reported that president Trump referred to Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations as "shithole countries." Now, like everything else in American politics these days, we will never really get to the bottom of this. People will take sides based on their political biases and prejudices and will debate this for … Continue reading Africa is a ‘Shithole’ and Here is Why