September 4, 2018

Are you a hard worker? Do you wake up before others to do a little extra because you know it’ll be worth it? Do you find it easy to become razor-focused on the task at hand? If you’ve answered yes to these questions, then you’re like me, and that means you are accustom...

August 1, 2018

When I hear the word “glue,” I get an image of a square Elmer’s bottle with an orange twist cap. It was a staple school supply through my early educational years, and I still keep a couple of bottles around for when I’m feeling crafty.

Glue. It’s sticky. It binds. It ho...

May 1, 2018

Unless you've been living under a rock, then you're most likely aware of what's been going on in the U. S. Whether it's a viral video of border patrol dragging a woman from her crying children, police pummeling an innocent Black man with bullets because they thought he...

January 3, 2018

As the calendar automatically ushers in a new year, we force ourselves to erase old habits, eliminate unproductive rituals, and clarify our life’s purpose. This is a common period of reflection, recollection, and introspection for most. Though the holidays can often de...

December 1, 2017

A higher-up at one of my jobs asked me if I'd be interested in taking on a bigger role within the organization. My initial feeling was a big fat yes! But a second after that feeling, something else happened. It was almost as if my spirit jumped to attention and stopped...

November 1, 2017

For any of you that have seen my show, you know the significant role that my minister, Dr. Frank Summerfield, played in my life. He taught me forgiveness, he taught me obedience, and he taught me the importance of being prepared. I don’t know the details, and I don’t k...

October 1, 2017

Your pain is not evident by the scars on your body.

Lately I’ve been thinking about the ways in which people are hurt, and hurt others. The emotional and physical scars we bear from traversing an ever-changing world stick to us like tar, many times never getting an oppo...

September 1, 2017

Am I a procrastinator?

I ask myself this question probably too often. Some say to procrastinate signifies laziness and fear. Is that me? Naw. I’m not lazy, but is there fear? Hmm… Maybe? Sometimes?

Procrastinate: to delay or postpone action; to put off something.

As we ap...

August 1, 2017

A few friends and I met in Los Angeles at 101 Café on a Saturday afternoon. Per usual, we ate well and laughed until we cried. We also spoke about our future goals and how we planned on achieving them. Jasmynne-Shaye Robbins was one of those friends, and she revealed t...

I’ve heard it before, but I was reminded today that we teach people how to treat us. When someone wrongs us and we elect not to let him/her know that they’ve overstepped a boundary—in essence that’s on us. At that moment, we have all of a sudden given that person permi...

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