Archive for the ‘Health and Well-Being’ Category

Help Me Help Others!! (#MentalHealth Fundraiser)

Hey everyone!!! I’m participating in the Good Neighbor Walk to help raise money for formerly homeless people living in NYC. Every single dollar raised during this walk will go toward providing services for people working on achieving their hopes and dreams as they remain on the path to recovery. This agency provides safe, affordable housing, […]

I’ve Been Writing About This For 10 Years…

Trigger Warning: This post is about my experiences with Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Assault   I began blogging, for real, in 2004. Back then, I’d gotten over the BlackPlanet/MySpace hump and decided to commit my thoughts to “paper”. I’d become connected with several people online who were also writers– well, “bloggers”. It was still […]

Race & Motherhood on @thefrisky

I was invited to weigh in on the recent arrest of Debra Harrell, a Black mother who left her daughter in a park a few hundred feet away from where she worked. This arrest sparked a lot of discussion about Black motherhood, racist approaches to demonizing certain mothers, and how we need to do more […]

Don’t Believe The Absentee Hype– A Photo Project

Black men are often vilified as being perpetually absent in their children’s lives. People use statistics about Black children being born out-of-wedlock and/or being raised in homes with only one parent living there (usually the mother) to suggest that Black men are, by default, absent fathers. This is a narrative we need to change because […]

Don’t Bring The Past Into Your Future

“The truth is, I don’t know how to deal with you being depressed and I don’t think I can handle it…” My ex-husband said those words to me after I’d finally gathered up the courage to open up to him about what I was experiencing and how it was affecting me and our marriage. I’d […]

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