Speak Clearly: Alicia Garza Has Definitely Mastered The Art

When I am in my car and not turning up on Megan Thee Stallion or getting centered with Willow and Jahnavi, I am usually tuned into a podcast. This week I took in a few really good podcast episodes. The Skimm’d from the Couch episode with Alicia Garza was by far my favorite. In myContinue reading “Speak Clearly: Alicia Garza Has Definitely Mastered The Art”

Happy Black History Month: Thankful To Those That Began Clearing the Path

I wanted to take a moment to honor my ancestors and all of those that came before me. I know that many doors and opportunities were open to me as a black woman because of them. I am so grateful for all of the sacrifices made. Not only do I speak gratitude, I consistently tryContinue reading “Happy Black History Month: Thankful To Those That Began Clearing the Path”

National Black Business Month: More Businesses You Should Check Out

Last Friday, I got caught up in the nostalgia of “Black Broadway” and decided to save this post for today. Did you get a chance to check out my Broadway From Your Bedside recommendations? Great! Now that I am back on track, here is my list of Black-owned businesses you can support during National Black Business Month! I actually added a twistContinue reading “National Black Business Month: More Businesses You Should Check Out”

The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act

On May 25, 2020 George Floyd was murdered by a Minneapolis police officer. On June 25, 2020 the House of Representatives passed the The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. To date, the Senate has not voted in favor of The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. Our country is in a tailspin right now,Continue reading “The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act”

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”

No More Sitting On The Sidelines: How George Floyd’s Murder Affected Me.

The following is from a Facebook post I shared with friends shortly following the death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers. After his death, and a few days had gone by with notable silence from most of my white friends and colleagues about his death, I started thinking about what I couldContinue reading “No More Sitting On The Sidelines: How George Floyd’s Murder Affected Me.”

Victims of Police Brutality Bill of Rights: It Is Time

We are at our boiling point as we watch black man after black man, and women, lose their lives at the hands of those empowered to protect and to serve. The rage is apparent as we watch the destruction that is taking place in cities across the country. While the destruction has gotten everyone’s attention.Continue reading “Victims of Police Brutality Bill of Rights: It Is Time”

QUEEN AND SUMMEY

As I sat there watching Queen and Slim my mind wandered back… It was a beautiful summer day and we didn’t have a care in the world. Two professional black people taking a break from the grind of litigation. We found ourselves at Lowe’s in Morehead City plant shopping. Satisfied with our selection, we checkedContinue reading “QUEEN AND SUMMEY”

We ARE NOT Burning Any Nikes In Our House, We Support Nike!

Gabby asked me last night what the big deal was with Colin Kaepernick when she saw me reading an article about the recent Nike ad. Quickly I explained that he was a former football player that kneeled during the National Anthem as a way of protesting against social injustice. And, he basically lost his jobContinue reading “We ARE NOT Burning Any Nikes In Our House, We Support Nike!”

Mommy vs. Feminist/Activist

For those of you that did not get to read it, I decided to share my last column in the Bertie-Ledger. Let me know your thoughts! A couple of years ago, I selfishly refused to understand a mother’s view when she explained that she had little to no concern about her African-American son making aContinue reading “Mommy vs. Feminist/Activist”