I’m Back! Thank you so much for being patient with me while I took a little time off! I needed to regroup, reset, and reprioritize. I have so much to catch you up on, but I will try to pace myself :-). Since I talked about my self-love anniversary so much before I took aContinue reading “HELLLOOOOO: DID YOU MISS ME?”

Asheville, North Carolina Here I Come: Self-Love Anniversary Travel Adventures

I am super excited! I finally made a decision about my self-love anniversary celebration! I will be meeting my cousin for a weekend with our young kiddos in Asheville, North Carolina. I am still hesitant to hop on a plane and travel too far right now so Asheville, only 3 hours by car, is theContinue reading “Asheville, North Carolina Here I Come: Self-Love Anniversary Travel Adventures”

Homeownership Blues

I come from a family that prides itself on homeownership. Purchasing a home in our family was a sign that you had a good head on your shoulders, your parents taught you right! Even the family members who migrated to the North for work saved money and often proudly purchased homes “down south”. My motherContinue reading “Homeownership Blues”

Henry McCollum: Freed After 30 Years On Death Row

On September 26, 1983, with her underwear shoved down her throat using a stick, the body of Sabrina Buie was found. She had been brutally beaten and raped; her body left bare in a field with only her bra that had been pushed up around her neck. Sabrina Buie was 11-years old when her lifeContinue reading “Henry McCollum: Freed After 30 Years On Death Row”

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”

About Last Night!

There was a time where I could party all night, work a full 8 hour shift, and still be running around like the energizer bunny. That time has passed! 🙂 Wednesday, after I asked myself what in the world possessed me to think it was a good idea to commit to going to an eventContinue reading “About Last Night!”

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Save the Confederate Statutes

Keep your “ass” home is the text I received from my mother when I told her I was headed to a save the confederate statute “rally” in Beaufort, North Carolina. My boyfriend, knowing I was determined to go, simply said “be safe” as I headed out the door. All of the confederate statute media coverage Continue reading “Save the Confederate Statutes”

Celebrating My Teenager, Honoring Our Ancestors

Lately, me, and mine, have been in a celebratory mood as we watch the possibilities unfold for my teenager, Alyssa.  Alyssa, my middle child, has always been the academically focused one.  She has consistently, despite any challenges, kept her “eye on the prize” and excelled academically. In an effort to provide her with the bestContinue reading “Celebrating My Teenager, Honoring Our Ancestors”

He Is My President

Donald Trump will become the President of the United States of America today.  While I accept that he is soon to be my President, I am deeply saddened by this fact.   How did we get here?  The crux of my disappointment lies in the fact that I have serious reservations about Donald Trump’s ability, orContinue reading “He Is My President”

My Teacher

On December 21, 1990 I bought a future teacher into the world.  Of course. I had no clue at the time of what was in store for her.  And, through the years, as she was deciding which direction she should head in, I must honestly say the last thing I ever encouraged her to doContinue reading “My Teacher”