Teen Dating Violence

If you have never had a conversation with your teenager about teen dating violence, you should. Teen dating violence is more common than one would care to think. And, sorry to disappoint all of you that believe your kids tell you everything. They don’t. According to a study conducted by Teenage Research Unlimited, 67% ofContinue reading “Teen Dating Violence”

Behind Closed Doors -An Excerpt

Here is an excerpt from my fictional ebook Behind Closed Doors. Behind Closed Doors is 4 short stories about professional households living with domestic violence. …After five hours in the emergency room, she was relieved to learn that her nose was not broken. Once all of her paperwork was completed and the nurse had left,Continue reading “Behind Closed Doors -An Excerpt”

Bell Avenue (Childhood)

I grew up waiting for the day that my father would finally make my mother breathe her last breath. From the outside looking in you would have never known the horror that existed in my life as a little girl. My parents were living the American dream as a young, black couple in America. WeContinue reading “Bell Avenue (Childhood)”

Slap Him Back

As I was riding home with my teenager yesterday, I began talking to her about relationships. I asked her, “What would you do if you had been dating someone for a year or more, and you were madly in love with him, and during an argument, he slapped you?” Her immediate response was, “I wouldContinue reading “Slap Him Back”