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2020: A Year of Collective Loss for Black America

{CONTENT WARNING: death, COVID-19, trauma, and police brutality. A 10-minute read.} I think “It” started on January 26th with the news that Kobé Bryant, his daughter and seven others had perished in a helicopter crash. We had just landed for one of two layovers between Shreveport and Las Vegas when the news broke. I recall… Continue reading 2020: A Year of Collective Loss for Black America

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Reparation

Reparation: noun (Dictionary.com).• the making of amends for wrong or injury done: i.e. reparation for an injustice.• Usually reparations: compensation in money, material, labor, etc., payable by a defeated country to another country or to an individual for loss suffered during or as a result of war.• restoration to good condition.• repair As I sit… Continue reading Reparation

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Putting Self Back in Self-Agency

First let me offer you some context. Recently, I took serious steps to move my side hustle further down the path toward entrepreneurship. In doing so, I completed coursework through eCornell for a Certificate in Women’s Entrepreneurship. The classes have been phenomenal. Phenomenal! Not only have I learned new terms and information as a business… Continue reading Putting Self Back in Self-Agency

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The Church and Church Hurt

Once while attending a panel discussion on “church hurt,” I heard one panelist talk about her issue with the phrase “Church Hurt.” The speaker talked about The Church being a place of healing and restoration, therefore there is no such thing as church hurt. As I looked around the room, mine wasn’t the only face… Continue reading The Church and Church Hurt

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Oh, You See Me

Oh, you see me I’m big and I’m black and I’m loud, and That’s the problem isn’t it? I won’t shut up I won’t sit down You can’t monetize my pain I won’t let you pimp my praise You see me, yet You see the me you need to see, so You can keep seeing… Continue reading Oh, You See Me