It’s My Birthday

March 17, 2020. 39 years old. Some people celebrate the entire month. I hardly wanted my day. 2020 has been unkind to me, a feeling-sorry-about-myself sentiment that I don’t often allow myself to have. I was physically ill, and emotionally ravaged. I started the semester strong, and a month in found myself weak. The strength […]

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I went to therapy today

Funny. Today someone said that they used to read my blog and they were happy I was in a good place professionally. And that made me remember I actually have a blog I went to therapy today after over a year of not doing so. The last several years were…hard, and I often did not […]

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The American Tradition of Innocence Denied

Innocence: freedom from guilt or sin through being unacquainted with evil; freedom from guile or cunning; lack of worldly experience or sophistication We often speak of the innocence of children. We consider them to be unaware of the evils of our world. Their brains are growing quickly in sheer size but also in connective pathways. Childhood follows us […]

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#WhileBlack, The Talk, and Sheltered Black Boys

Two police officers stood in front of the school. They seemed to be doing something close to nothing, chatting with a parent. The parent seemed to know them, but the conversation also appeared…strained. I know this parent; her body language suggested discomfort, annoyance, and a little anger. I was walking with my 12-year-old son and […]

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On Dollars and Racial Sense

The two brothers who the city of Philadelphia’s Police Department arrested a few weeks back after a white Starbucks barista called the police for waiting and daring to use the bathroom while black settled their claims with the city of Philadelphia for $1 and a grant of $200,000 to a program for entrepreneurial high school […]

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RIP to the King

I am a huge MJ fan. Aside from Janet Jackson, he is my favorite artist. I couldn’t think of a more fitting tribute to him than by singing some of my favorite songs of his. I don’t write about music…to me, music is a feeling that cannot be put into words. At least I can’t […]

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Today, I choose Joy

Today, I choose joy. Grateful that I have that choice.  Go Warriors!   

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Rachel Dolezal Does Not Have A Right To Be Black.

My friends asked me for my thoughts on this article. So here goes. My first critiques of this piece focus on the unsubstantiated factual claims: “Jenner seems to have ushered in an era of greater tolerance about the constructed nature of identity.” This ignores the fact that over eight trans women of color have been […]

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my artist’s soul

I’m finally coming out of the depression that’s plagued me since before the new year. Finally. What felt so easy to write when down is hard now. I feel silly. I feel like who wants to read what I write. I feel a little list writing here. I’ve been blogging for almost seven years now. […]

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