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Never Give Up  
June 9, 2022
Recently I wrote about how important it is for us to light a candle rather than to curse the darkness. We continue to experience troubled times which can create a feeling of hopelessness. Several people have reached out to me and expressed they could relate to what I shared, but they wanted some tips or tools to help navigate the rough waters and hard times.   ... read more »
How the Right is So Wrong: The GOP’s Embrace of White Supremacists Is Killing Our Country
June 9, 2022
“Here’s your reparations.” This was a note scribbled onto the assault weapon used by a murderess white supremacist as he live streamed his attack on Black Americans in Buffalo, New York. He murdered 10 and had wanted to kill more. ... read more »
Grounding and Centering Ourselves: Chosen to Bring Good in the World 
June 9, 2022
 In these tragic, troubled and troubling times, it is still important for all of us, soldiers, civilians and supporters, to constantly pause, reflect and renew ourselves. So, I share again some thoughts on grounding and centering ourselves in our ongoing striving and struggling to bring and sustain good in the world.  ... read more »
Retaining Our Humanity  
June 9, 2022
In my upcoming interview with Pastor James Lawson and Bryan Stevenson for KCET, Lawson talks about how some people “have allowed their humanity to become deformed.” I’ve been thinking a lot about our attachment to weapons that kill innocent people.  ... read more »
“Let’s Talk About Love” Part 2 
June 2, 2022
Some might ask, “What could be better than wine?” Some might answer, “A good cup of hot coffee.” Others might answer, “Just give me a soda.” Where can we find a writing in our Bible which supports this…” better than wine?”   ... read more »
A Grandmother’s Cry   
June 2, 2022
My heart is heavy when I think about the violence that continues to persist in our world today.  I know that violence is not new and it has been with us since the beginning of time, but with social media, television, and all forms of communication regarding what happens around the globe, information hits us faster than a speeding bullet.    ... read more »
Legislature Must Act Now to Fix Schools Failing Black Children  
June 2, 2022
I am a Los Angeles local who was educated in our public schools, Audubon Jr. High and Crenshaw High School. It’s been decades since I walked across the stage and received my diploma as a proud Cougar.  ... read more »
America in Crisis Between Massacres and Myths: Seeking a Moral Compass and Commitment to Change 
June 2, 2022
America is in crisis, having become a society against itself, moving from massacre to massacre seemingly with a mad hatter’s moral compass and a woefully insufficient moral commitment to clear a path to put the gun down as solution and salvation and stop the disabling and deadly violence against those different and vulnerable and even its chosen children.   ... read more »
Violence in America: What Can I Do?  
June 2, 2022
There are many organizations already at work lowering guns deaths through prevention, intervention, and follow-up response, but they still need support.    ... read more »
Op-Ed – America’s Powder Keg Has Exploded!
June 2, 2022
Gunsmiths and Wordsmiths are not to blame for the mishandling, misuse, and abuse we are seeing today resulting in gun-related massacres along with suicides triggered by cyberspace bullying. These consequential events have become so common – we see the symptoms and know the causes, and yet we all seem to be helpless and neutralized to do anything about them. It’s how we use guns and how we use words that kill. ... read more »
Make Mental Wellness Part of Our Total Health
June 2, 2022
The next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic in California has arrived. As the state begins to implement its SMARTER Plan, protecting ourselves and our communities from COVID-19 and its fast-spreading variants through vaccination can ensure better outcomes for us all. ... read more »
Still in the Struggle to Heal our Hearts, Minds, and Bodies
June 2, 2022
“Healing Our Hearts, Minds and Bodies” (HHMB) is a five-year grant aimed at improving cardiovascular health among men and women of color living with HIV. ... read more »
App-based Work Essential for Black Californians
May 30, 2022
The growth of app-based work here in California has provided major benefits for the state’s Black community, especially during the financial challenges stemming from the pandemic. ... read more »
Let’s Talk About Love – Part 1 
May 26, 2022
We can ask ourselves from which perspective do we look at love? How do we define love? How does love look? Would you recognize love if you saw love or experienced love?   ... read more »
It’s Better to Light a Candle than to Curse the Darkness 
May 26, 2022
Life teaches us many lessons.  Some of these lessons are universal and affect you regardless of your age, sex, religion, place of birth or financial status.   ... read more »

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