Our Planet: Always With Me

It was a typical April evening. I came home, opened the door and looked around. Nope, he’s still not back. Where is my Black Lives Matter shirt? I didn’t eat today. Scattered. I decided to make a grilled cheese. Everything was looking good, so I turned down the burner and went to the closet to … Continue reading Our Planet: Always With Me

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Donning of the Kente Achievement Ceremony at Elon University

On Thursday, May 18, 2017, I had the distinct honor to serve as the keynote speaker for Elon University's inaugural Donning of the Kente Ceremony. The celebration was part of the 127th Commencement exercises. During the ceremony each graduate received a stole made of kente cloth, a symbol of royalty and excellence in West African societies.  The stoles … Continue reading Donning of the Kente Achievement Ceremony at Elon University

Lean in? Take off? Just Another Day via Discover

“And no, I didn’t wear red. I wore black today. . . . I wore Black in recognition of our invisibility today, yesterday and tomorrow.” Black. Bunched. Mass. Mom. blogger K.C. Wise reflects on March 8, a “Day Without Women.” via Lean in? Take off? Just Another Day. — Discover

Jack And Jill Taught Me That Blackness Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

Originally published February 9, 2017 on Blavity I’ve heard folks describe Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated as “a club for bourgeois black kids with rich parents,” but that sounds like one of Kellyanne Conway’s alternative facts. In reality, Jack and Jill is a community that extends black families and friendship, raises funds for charitable causes, … Continue reading Jack And Jill Taught Me That Blackness Is In The Eye Of The Beholder