The Woman Who Cried Pig Feet

For quite a few years a daughter received many calls from her mother. Many times the calls come during her work hours, hours she’s busy caring for her children, or other times when she is unavailable to chat. When she answered or returned the…


This nation is once again at a turning point on racial relations in this country. We have definitely been here before. But as many have observed, we see more support from white allies than we have seen in the past. …


Black women are producers. Put us on a task or a project, and we are going to ensure flawless execution. We believe in excellence in all that we do. This gift and curse is what makes us popular one minute and canceled the next.

A colleague and sister friend shared…


Taking a step back in order to move forward: Understanding Race

I have the privilege of facilitating racial dialogue on a frequent basis. As a social justice educator, it is my mission to seek liberation by building awareness and having honest conversation on hard topics like race, racism, injustice, whiteness, and oppression. …


I would say forgive yourself, but that doesn’t really apply here because I don’t believe you have anything to forgive yourself for.

Every day we are confronted with numerous situations in which we make a choice. We get out of bed, we get dressed, we leave our homes and go…


No, I was not meeting Eminem (the Real Slim Shady), but I was getting some shade.

The Backstory.

I’ve been working here (as a Director) for a little over a year. She’s been here for slightly over two months.

There was a breakfast event hosted by my fiduciary which is…


So what’s the back story. Well, against all my intuition, I decided to go on a date or two after being divorced for three years. Out the gate, this ‘ish has been super interesting. First, I underestimated what being an 40 year old mom of twins, doctorate student, full time…


You may not have asked but I am going to tell you anyway. With Mother’s Day coming up, I thought I would share some gift ideas that I am sure the woman in your life will appreciate.

I am going to break these recommendations up by theme because there is…


Alicia Keys has lit a fire up under some folks with [her] choice to go #makeupfree. When she showed up to the MTV VMAs bare faced, the critical wagons circled and we were once again reminded that everyone is beautiful if we look as great as her without makeup.


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The Strong Black Woman is in crisis. Her survival mechanisms, capacity for care, making a way out of no way capabilities, and being one the most educated group in the United States; place her in an interesting yet complex paradox.

The side affects of such a paradox show up in…

Unconventional Activist

Unapologetic Black Woman, Policy Professional, Activist, Lover of Politics, Mom of Twins, Doctoral Student, Writer

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