Don’t dig into Kanye

     There’s been a lot of discussion about slavery as a choice because of a segment of Kanye’s interview. Although I think he made an ignorant statement, this could be a transformative moment encouraging many families to do their research. I wasn’t moved by his words because I know some of my family history. [...]

By |2018-05-08T01:52:22+00:00May 8th, 2018|

In Wakanda: There are no Brazilian weaves.

Like millions of other people across the globe, I saw Black Panther this weekend. I tagged along with the Deltas since they invited other non-sorority members and their family. It was hard to feel like a part of that tribe since I didn't have shared experiences. Nonetheless, I was surrounded by family. I’ve seen many [...]

By |2018-02-19T21:35:47+00:00February 19th, 2018|

Jacob Copeland Experience: When parents walk away, don’t show up, or criticize.

Dear Children of Parents with Low Emotional Intelligence, As I write this blog, I fight back tears for every student that hoped their parent would follow through on their promise of coming on awards day but didn't. I fight back tears for everyone who looked in the audience during a speech not able to meet [...]

By |2018-02-08T17:56:26+00:00February 8th, 2018|

Kwanzaa Principles in 2017

I first participated in Kwanzaa in 2013. It was eye-opening (no woke pun intended). After my experience, I plan on attending a Kwanzaa celebration for the rest of my life. I’m not an expert but I’ve been to a few across different cities in North Carolina and one in Mississippi. I know people may have [...]

By |2018-01-03T18:58:59+00:00December 31st, 2017|

Learn About Everyday Hero Lindsy Bivens

When was the last time that you saw a hero?  I bet it was more recent then you think. We are fortunate to have heroes around us daily. You may not witness them leaping buildings or flying high in the sky. They may  lack a cape but instead wear a uniform, business suit, scrubs, or [...]

By |2017-12-21T23:41:27+00:00December 21st, 2017|

She’s no Mary.

During Christmas seasons, there are many themes. There’s joy, miracles, giving, and family. I didn’t grow up with decorated trees, wreaths on doors, or even wrapped gifts but I love this season. However, I'm not so optimistic that I'm aloof. There are still a few things that make me cringe around this year— focus more [...]

By |2017-12-14T00:10:13+00:00December 10th, 2017|

I’m not Mad!( Really, I’m not).

Have you ever wanted to SCREAM? Have you ever been so fed up that you want to throw the closest thing near you? Have you wanted to just set someone straight because they don't know who they messing with? Instead, you found yourself too exacerbated to do anything. You realize that it's a waste of energy. I'M [...]

By |2017-12-17T02:03:15+00:00November 12th, 2017|

5 Reasons You Need a Friend Like Her from the “Girls Trip” Movie

If you have been on social media or listened to the radio for the last few days, you know the movie “Girls Trip” is the latest buzz. People are generally mentioning either two out of four of the characters. Dina who is a free-spirited and no holds barred type friend. Ryan is the successful, fly, and [...]

By |2017-07-27T04:24:28+00:00July 27th, 2017|

500 things lost yet I’m still happy.

Well, let me first start off by being clear in my description. I didn't lose 500 things by accident. Nobody robbed me and I didn't experience a tragedy such as a fire, flood, or tornado.  I intentionally set a goal to be with 500 less items by December 2017. After watching a documentary  " Minimalism: A [...]

By |2017-06-30T22:01:14+00:00June 30th, 2017|