I hone in on black girls because there is an alarmingly higher rate of sexual abuse of black women. According to the Bureau of Justice, 60% of black girls are sexually abused. In addition, there is a code of silence in the black community that continues to haunt us today. We don't like to talk about abuse. We rather sweep it under the rug and pretend it did not happen.
I remember sitting in American History class. My high school was predominantly white with maybe 30% or less minority population. I sat next to the only other black person in the classroom. We flipped through the history book and found the section of African American history. I am not exaggerating, out of a 400-page book,... Continue Reading →
We are living in time that it is difficult to be proud to be an American. I am disappointed with the path we are going. However, in the words of Dr. King "we must accept finite disappointment, but never loose infinite hope." There will be better days. I will continue to fight and speak out... Continue Reading →
It's Martin Luther King Day. Cities around the nation will have annual parades and celebratory gestures in honor of the man, who had a specific dream. However, this M.L.K day feels quite different from the previous ones. Here's why, President Obama, our first black president gave a farewell speech last Tuesday. It was a... Continue Reading →
I know I'm not alone when I say, the results of the election took me by surprise. I believe it took Trump supporters by surprise as well. My emotions are in disarray attempting to fathom how this…. man has countless supporters. Even more, many I call friends. For my own sanity, I’ve derived at the... Continue Reading →