“I found God in myself, and I loved her…I loved her fiercely” – Ntozake Shange’ As an educator, a common adage is that everything we ever needed to know we learned in Kindergarten. Undoubtedly, many of us have heard this phrase and perhaps even smiled in agreement – but I submit to you that indeed,Continue reading “Embracing Your Goddess Consciousness”
The Revolution will not be televised. The powerful words of Gil Scott-Heron are not just slogan worthy, but they personified Black Consciousness. In 2018, they still represent a timely reminder and warning that as a people We. Are. Not. For. Safe. My best friend throughout my beloved HBCU days is the son of one ofContinue reading “Black Panther Legacy is Not For Sale”
The agenda and demographics of the #WomensMarch2018 reflects the same electoral base of voters who overwhelmingly elected Donald Trump – White women. Therein lies the inexcusable and essential failure of this exclusionary movement.
If each of us knew the ‘real cost’ of the federal observance of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s. holiday – perhaps we would collectively embrace the spirit of service and activism that justice truly requires. MLK Day is significant not only for the larger-than-life martyr and Nobel Peace Prize winning freedom fighter we collectivelyContinue reading “MLK Day – When We Fight, We Win”
The overwhelming display of solidarity from Hollywood’s elite at the Golden Globes speaks volumes about the courageous willingness of women who refuse to adorn silence in response to the decades of sexual harassment and assault which has plagued the entertainment industry. As affirming as the aesthetic show of collective strength and solidarity is to theContinue reading “Is Solidarity Enough to Impact Change?”