Black Girls Travel Too | France and Italy | Part 2 2

This post picks up where the last left off. <– click After Paris and Nice, my cousin and I traveled to Italy. We wanted to go straight to Venice but that would’ve made for a long train ride, so we stopped for one day in Milan. Arriving at the airbnb…this look says, “Oh, […]

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Black Girls Travel Too | France and Italy | Part 1 1

Let me start by asking, does anyone else get sick on planes? I thought I was just being a hypochondriac because I tend to be the person who feels sick around sick people. And I’m a teacher so I’m around sick little people often (but we use Lysol, hand sanitizer, and […]

Black =/= Violent

Universal Pictures to ‘support’ theaters that request ‘extra security’ at ‘Compton’ screenings This article title has been all over my social media accounts the past few days. I find it rather unnecessary and very insulting. According to an article on The Grio, “Although there have been hundreds of pre-release screenings without […]

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365 days of Ferguson | Why we still protest

Wait…you still don’t get it… Are you wondering (or even being asked), “Why are people still protesting?“ One person said to another (within earshot of a fellow activist Soror), “Oh it’s all because of the riots from last year,” as if that made even a lick of sense. Others are […]

Seeking normalcy 1

“Someone wrote an article about Courtney,” is all I could manage to type in an email to a few family members before rushing back to read the rest. I randomly came across it on Twitter because I saw a familiar face whilst scrolling. The article made me smile because it […]


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Black Girls Travel (Too) | Barcelona

Kids playing street ball near Las Ramblas – a popular street near city centre for tourists and locals. Coincidentally, while I was in Barbados, two of my soror-friends Catina and Adzoa were in Barcelona. Ooo-oo-oop! The Mountain at Montserrat – aka home of black Madonna. They too found their discount on […]

Black Girls Travel (Too) | Barbados 6

This article about professionals traveling came my way just in time. Every working woman needs to take time for herself!   I just returned from a weeklong trip to the sunny (ok, most days cloudy) and beautiful island of Barbados.   Some may be wondering why I chose this title for […]



Does America Deserve Harriet Tubman’s Face on its Money?

There have been a lot of opinions on this subject and this is one I was able to simply say, “Ditto.” Thank you to S. Christopher Emerson and the Mound City North Star, an online weekly focusing on the African diaspora, for publishing this op-ed and allowing me to share it […]

Teach your daughters their hair is beautiful 1

Some people feel natural hair is a movement or even a trend. But the fact is, it’s natural!! Our young girls with textured hair need an extra push at times to believe their hair is just as beautiful as anyone else passing by. Curl Centric has come up with one […]

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Remembering November 24 1

Just when you think maybe you’re not as affected by something, you find yourself crying three minutes into a video. I was told to find this because I’m in a short snippet around the 46th minute. November 24, 2014 isn’t the end all. It’s obviously not the only day that […]

Night of Peace with Pastor John P. Kee

  I was first introduced to Pastor John P. Kee during my high school gospel choir days in the late 90s. This was the start of my dream to sing background for a man of God such as himself. By the time I became familiar with his CDs, he’d already released […]



#Selma50 | I was there 5

“I missed it 1965 but made it in 2015.” That tag line was on banners and tees throughout the city of Selma. I’m so glad I made it!    To hear him speak was simply amazing! The feeling of history surely engulfed me as soon as I stepped into downtown […]

Pro-accountability, not anti-police 1

 It’s been said that protesters of this generation lack guidance, that we need a main leader, like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Many elders, on the outside looking in, are attempting to share their views of how this should work and what we should do. The thoughts of many […]



This is not yo grandma’s movement

*reuploaded* As we enter the final days of the Grand Jury meetings, so many thoughts are running through my mind; many of which I express regularly. Recently I’ve come across messages that I feel like putting my stamp of approval on. The words mirror so much of what I’m thinking, […]

Reflections of a trained protestor 1

*candles lit, playing Erykah Badu’s Soldier* I just felt like prefacing with that statement because that’s my current state… The indictment, or lack there of, time has come. My city is in preparation mode. But it’s preparation for the unknown. We all assume we know the outcome but we can’t […]



Show me what democracy looks like

As I get ready to get a whopping 2 hours of sleep, I realized I lost a few followers on social media this weekend. Guess I was blasting too much #FERGUSONOCTOBER on their timeline. Oh well. (Read my comeback blog post from 10/9/14 here.) Photo credit: Koran Addo This is […]

#FergusonOctober 1

Thank you to those who noticed I took a hiatus from blogging. I mentioned it in my last few blog posts from August. Many are still rockin’ with me on Facebook, The Twittah, and Instagram – all of which I regularly update. Though I’m not ready to come back – […]



Courage will not skip this generation

Let me start by slipping this under your door… I don’t at all believe St. Louis is the only place with numbers out of balance as this, but because I live here and have noticed it for myself, I find it meaningful. Romans 4:21 “Being fully convinced that what He had promised […]

The other side of #Ferguson

It was a calm, yet unified feeling today while standing outside 222 Ferguson Rd. What’s at that address you ask? A very nice fire station and they’re in the process of fixing up the police station next door. This area is managing to remain free from the vast majority of foot traffic, […]

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The day #Ferguson changed the conversation 6

Life has changed for so many.  Yes, this can happen anywhere. But I can currently only speak on what I’m experiencing in my city on the tenth day of injustice.  Also read “Courage will not skip this generation” and “The other side of Ferguson“.     At the heart of this situation […]