Women Keepers of Art and History  

Women have long been keepers of our history and creativity. I have the pleasure of knowing, supporting, and being friends with some of the best Black women artists and historians of our day.   

Our Girls Are Not For Sale! 

Selling an individual for the purpose of sex and pleasure has been with us since the beginning of time.  Oftentimes, the media and Hollywood try to glamorize the process by dressing up women and girls (and I know sometimes boys) to appeal to those who support such activities.  

Ready, Set, Go! 

The holidays are just about behind us, the cleaning up has been put in motion, but many of us are dragging our feet to step into the new year.  

Suit Up, Show Up, and Turn Up! 

My grandmother had little sayings and phrases that she would tell her children, grandchildren, and probably anyone that would listen.  The other day, one of my cousins reminded me of one of them. 

Standing the Test of Time 

  Heather Hutt is a woman who has stood the test of time.  She has been committed to the community and serving its people in one form or another since I have known her.      I remember when we first met, I was not sure what she did, but what I did know was she was someone that could get things done and if she did not have the answer, she knew where to go and get the answer.      I have many memories of reaching out to her for help, whether it was on how to get into a

Rainmaker for Black Businesses 

August is National Black Business Month. This effort was started and co-founded by John William Templeton and Frederick E. Jordan, both entrepreneurs.  The goal is to put a spotlight on Black owned businesses and support them by patronizing them and celebrating diversity and equity in our country.  

The Challenges of Being a Young Black Boy 

My husband and I are the proud parents of three daughters and two sons and the even-prouder grandparents of two grandsons and three granddaughters. Thinking about our children and grandchildren made me come to a stark realization that our grandsons are growing up in a world that has challenges that no other group has to be concerned with.  

Responding to the Call 

There are universal realities, regardless of our station in life.  Here are a few – nobody gets out alive, you reap what you sow, what goes up must come down, and sooner or later, you will need some help in life.  

Hurting People, Hurt People. 

    For years now, going back to the 1990s singer, Robert Sylvester Kelly has been in the news for his sexual allegations and sexual abuse against women and girls. Due to the various cases brought against him, he has spent time in jail here and there, but was eventually released.     After many years of fighting for his freedom inside numerous courtrooms across the country, he was recently sentenced to 30 years in prison for using his celebrity status to sexually abuse women and minors. He is also facing additional charges in Chicago for child sex images and obstruction

Victory for White Life  

America is in the fight of its life.  We are currently in election season across the nation.  In some states,  primary elections have recently concluded and ugliness continues to raise its head. There is a battle between right and wrong, Black and white, democrat and republican, and the division has even caused strife between family members.  

Death is Part of Life

There are not many things in life that are certain, but one of those certainties is death. As unsettling as it might sound, the fact is, we all are going to die. Death is part of life and there is no escaping it.  

Start on Your Knees Then Roll Up Your Sleeves 

I recently had the opportunity to spend a beautiful day with a dear friend and we spent our time strolling through beautiful plush green gardens, enjoying a delightful lunch, and then culminating the afternoon sitting under a tree and talking.  

Day of Jubilee  

This year, Father’s Day lands on the same day as Juneteenth. As we celebrate fathers and all they do for the family, we will also shine a light on Juneteenth.   Juneteenth is also referred to as Freedom Day, African American Independence Day, Jubilee Day, or Emancipation Day. It is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. This holiday is also considered the “longest running African-American holiday” and has been called “America’s second Independence Day.   On June 19, 1865, Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas led by General Gordon Granger to announce that the

Never Give Up  

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.