November 29

‘The Most Wonderful Time’: Falling in Love with the Holidays Again

Today’s post is about my journey to enjoying and celebrating the holidays again after losing two dear loved ones. In sharing my experience , I hope to bring solace and comfort to others who have walked this path.

September 14

Foolish

The elders been told you. The religious establishment been told you. Old school feminists been told you. Before I was even born, American society had Cassandras warning us of the impending disaster. They told us that there would be unintended consequences of allowing mainstream culture to become more raw, vulgar, and sexually explicit. They asked […]

June 29

Fists Down-Part II

In my previous post, I discussed how reading Eldridge Cleaver’s “Soul on Ice” affected my view of the Black Panther Party. Today I will review how the revelations of another former Black Panther stunned me further, sealing my disillusionment.   When the history of the Civil Rights Movement and the rise of Black Nationalism in […]

June 10

Fists Down-Part I

In this two-part series I detail how I fell out of love with the militancy I found so enthralling in my youth. Today’s post delves into how a book I read as a teen unsettled me and led to uncomfortable questions about my idols.

Election Year: Substance versus Symbols

In five months Americans will elect their next president. I will not make any predictions regarding the victor. Life has taught me the value of taking a wait and see approach to such matters. But with our currently heightened racial tensions I am keenly aware of how politicians are addressing this moment. Last week Joe […]

June 08

Life is Good

Like many of you, 2020 has not gone the way I expected! We are roughly halfway through the year and my life is in a different place than it was on January 1st. On June 3rd I looked at my monthly calendar, wistfully smiling at what I wrote months before. My last day at my […]

July 27

Diaspora Tings

As the mother of a bicultural child,the incessant Dispora Wars on social media resonate on a personal level. In today’s post I delve into my reasons for staying out of them altogether.

May 10

New Territory: On Humility in Parenting

As a parent, I don’t think that the basic act of procreating is an accomplishment. As long as your reproductive system is in order, having a child is an easy process. The act of raising that child to be a well-balanced, creative, emotionally healthy, confident, and successful adult is another matter. Before my daughter was […]