A Nation’s Rise

A note to my readers: I will pick up my domestic violence series tomorrow. At the moment, however, there is a current event that I must address . This week my FB newsfeed has once again been flooded with the video of an adolescent Black girl being filmed as a relative beats and shamed in […]

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Becoming Big Mama-Part II

It is August 2005. My Mama has been gone for two days. I am not crying yet. There is no time to cry. I am the oldest of four siblings and my Mama had no spouse when she passed. I can’t cry; I must do. From the moment the RN tells me that my Mom […]

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Lessons From The Grave

The sudden death of my mother in 2005 is without a doubt the most painful experience of my life thus far. ┬áMore than eight years have passed since I lost her, yet I find that the episode still has an impact on how I react to situations. I have a relatively laid-back demeanor, but I […]

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