Gen Z

8 Minutes and 46 Seconds
When I got home on Friday, I flipped CNN on and climbed in bed, planning to nap to refresh myself after a long drive. As …
Social Distancing “Must Watches”
As we all sit around trying to pass the time during this COVID-19 pandemic, I have stumbled across some pretty exciting series that I would …
Track Your Miles: Are You Ready for the 100-Mile Challenge?
We are doing this in June!!! The extreme planner in me is wondering if we have covered all bases so that we can make sure …
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 …
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 …
Anywhere But Here
Allowing the music to take me to a place where I can be set free No longer holding on to the thoughts that consumed me …
The Silent Movement That Has Swept Across America
I don’t care what y’all say, some things in life are just too complicated these days! I remember the days when pubic hair was a …
Living With Lupus
Lupus: a chronic, autoimmune disease that can cause inflammation and pain in any part of your body as your immune system attacks healthy tissue Third …
Your Vote Matters
I have come across quite a few young people that seem disgruntled with our election process. Actually, let me not limit this to young people. …
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 …
STD/STI: Are you doing your part to take care of your body?
When did it go from being STD's to STI's? Am I the only one that missed the memo? I guess I am an excellent example …
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 …
FROM ONE MOTHER TO ANOTHER: 5 THINGS YOU SHOULD TEACH YOUR DAUGHTERS
When I entered the motherhood circle at the young age of 19, I got a lot of advice about how to take care of my …
Advice to Our Moms: 10 Things We Need You To Know
My co-contributor, Courtney Muhammad, and I decided to be creative this year for Mother's Day. Tight budgets always make our creative juices really flow. LOL! …
WHY ME
I lived in fear.  Fear is a powerful force. Fear coupled with a society that, consciously or unconsciously, imposes its standards on you, without regard …
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 …