A few years ago a friend of mine told me he knew a girl who got a tattoo thinking it read, “God is love,” in Hebrew. It turned out later that was not what it read at all. She had looked up the translation on Google, yet never spoke to someone who actually spoke fluently and … More Is Your Perception Reality?
Every time I turn on the news all anyone is talking about is Paris, or how angry they are that President Obama didn’t go to Paris. I am heartbroken over the tragic loss of 17 people and their families who now have to live without them. However, there was an attack in Nigeria that was … More The Forgotten Continent
I have always been one of those people who over-plans their life. I have to be in one place by a certain age, and accomplish a certain thing within a certain amount of time. Anyone will tell you its great to have dreams, along with goals that will get you there. But a problem sets … More Tunnel Vision
A few weeks ago, an article began floating around about a boy who posted videos to his Vine account, bringing a telling yet humorous light to racial profiling. The tendency by some is to think that the term “racial profiling” is simply an overreaction by someone trying to play the victim. But I can tell you that in most cases … More Shopping While Young, Black and Female
Please read this if you or a woman you know has suffered from serious cramping. A lot of doctors and even some gynecologists aren’t well informed on this disease mostly because there’s no known cause. Being aware is the first step towards healing! Don’t let anyone tell you your pain is normal.
I was recently inspired to write this blog post when I heard about what a little boy was going through at his new school. It hurt me because I knew it all too well, and I’m fed up. If you’re black, please share. If you are any other race, please share, because someone you know … More Shades of Black
As those of you who have met her already know, Mrs. Shar passed away about a week ago. I never had the honor of getting to know her as well as I would have liked to, but every time I heard her name all I could think about was her smile. When I was an … More The Cure for Pain