Podcast Anyone: My Top 5 and Gabby’s 1

Sometimes I need something other than music to turn to when I am driving or trying to complete my 3.3-mile walk. For the past several months, podcasts have been my go to. I am so sorry that I am just now really tuning in. My mind has been exposed to so many new people, thoughts,Continue reading “Podcast Anyone: My Top 5 and Gabby’s 1”

Advice Steve Jobs Left Us With

The other day I was listening to Jay Shetty’s podcast ON PURPOSE. He made me remember Steve Jobs’s powerful commencement speech to the 2005 class of Stanford University. I am a huge Steve Jobs fan although he seemed as if he could be an incredibly difficult person. Despite what appeared to be a difficult personality, SteveContinue reading “Advice Steve Jobs Left Us With”

Overwhelmed by the Barrage of Information?: 5 Social Justice Organizations You Can Get Involved In

For the past couple of weeks, I have been consuming so much information about the transformation that is taking place around the country. Like many of you, I am so inspired and hopeful that we will finally be able to take a quantum leap in the fight against systemic racism, injustice, and inequality. If youContinue reading “Overwhelmed by the Barrage of Information?: 5 Social Justice Organizations You Can Get Involved In”

Let’s Read Together: Summer Reading Recommendations

Looking for some great summer reading recommendations? Here are 5 books that I highly recommend you add to your list of must reads. Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption Picking Cotton is the gripping true story of Ronald Cotton, a black man, exonerated, thanks to DNA, after being falsely accused of rape byContinue reading “Let’s Read Together: Summer Reading Recommendations”

I Don’t Want To Go To College BUT I Need To Make Money

Not sure if a four-year college is for you and not really sure what you want to do with your life, but you know that you need to earn income? Have you considered a skilled trade? Women often overlook opportunities in the skilled trade sector because these careers have traditionally been considered jobs for men.Continue reading “I Don’t Want To Go To College BUT I Need To Make Money”

Do We Have to Be a Society Riddled With Gun Violence?

The Columbine Massacre, which claimed 15 lives occurred 21 years ago, on April 20, 1999. I was 28 years old. Weapons of choice: Intratec TEC-9 Mini; Hi-Point 995 Carbine; Savage 67H pump-action shotgun; Stevens 311D double barreled sawed-off shotgun; 99 explosives. April 16, 2007, 13 years ago, The Virginia Tech Massacre occurred, claiming 33 lives.Continue reading “Do We Have to Be a Society Riddled With Gun Violence?”

Some College Application Basics

Applying to college can be intimidating. But the process can be easier if you have someone to help you through it. Therefore, I want to provide some insight from what I experienced that might be useful. Here are some of the formals that are used during this time: ACT or SAT To gain admission intoContinue reading “Some College Application Basics”

Why I Chose An HBCU: A graduate of North Carolina A&T State University

If I could go back in time, I would go back and relive my undergrad experience at North Carolina A&T State University. I can honestly say it was the best time of my life. It wasn’t just the gym jams, probates, walking around campus to meet up with friends, and of course, the Greatest HomecomingContinue reading “Why I Chose An HBCU: A graduate of North Carolina A&T State University”

Black in the Ivy League

Growing up, I always knew that I needed to go to college. As a low-income, first-generation Black woman with immigrant parents, I figured it was my best chance. However, it wasn’t until I began my senior year that I’d seriously thought about where I would end up after I got my high school diploma. FollowingContinue reading “Black in the Ivy League”

A Vocabulary Lesson for Our Moms

When I go home for breaks, I always catch up with my mom about what is going on in life and school. Often when talking to her, I see a flash of confusion come across her face because I have used some lingo that she does not understand. Then I have to sit down andContinue reading “A Vocabulary Lesson for Our Moms”