Archive for the ‘Health and Well-Being’ Category

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 […]

Nappy Hair– My Secret Weapon Against #StreetHarassment

I live in New York City, the place where I was born and raised and where I first experienced “Street Harassment” (SH). I’ve touched upon it SH briefly on this blog and I often tweet about it. It’s been one of those things that has plagued me for over two decades and only recently have […]

Bill O’Reilly Blasts Beyoncé…Again

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter was recently named as one of TIME magazine’s Top 100 (most influential) people in 2014. She appeared on the cover and looked stunning, as usual. This was, for many, a wonderful accomplishment worth celebrating, especially since it came at the same time Luptia Nyong’o was named People’s Most Beautiful Person in the world. […]

Suicide is Not Selfish via @BlogHer

I don’t want to hear another person say that suicide is “selfish”. I am absolutely fed up and done with this idea that because someone took his or her own life, that someone acted selfishly and without consideration of the feelings of others and the impact such an act would have on the lives of […]

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