Tis the Season To Be Down

Dear Not So Merry People, As Christmas and 2019 approaches, many  of you are just trying to make it day to day in hopes that the next day will be better. You aren’t thinking of resolutions. You are hurting from feelings of loneliness, feelings of inadequacy because you can’t give gifts or didn’t reach a [...]

By |December 5th, 2018|

Lessons from Cycling

Is there any greater feeling than cruising down a hill with the wind blowing through your hair? Why yes? It’s knowing that why riding that you are raising money for children’s cancer. I’m not a devoted cyclist. There’s no one in my family that’s been affected by children’s cancer. Nonetheless, I’ve crossed paths with people [...]

By |June 10th, 2018|

No More Monkey Business

I like the Facebook On This Day. You may see warm old memories with your loved ones, get a chance to reflect on a milestone,  or even just seen how much you’ve grown over the years.   I recently saw a 2 year old post of mine about Mike Brown. It didn’t give me warm [...]

By |June 3rd, 2018|

Hang Em High :Fayetteville Do Better

2018 Public Lynching As I looked at the post of Tyrone Williams on Up and Coming Weekly, it had a familiar tone. There’s the old west theme of wanted posters. However, there’s something more to it. Tyrone is not on the run so there’s no need for this theme. Don’t  think this blog is defending [...]

By |May 28th, 2018|

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 |May 8th, 2018|

Yes, I do that to cope.

Coping Mechanisms. We all have them. Some are healthy and some are detrimental. They may vary based on the incident. Being the eccentric person that I am, my means of coping is also uncommon. Time is my coping mechanism. Eagerly enthused by time like the rabbit from Alice in Wonderland, I sometimes look at my [...]

By |May 4th, 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 |February 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 |December 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 |December 21st, 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 |July 27th, 2017|