Turning Away from the Church

It’s Sunday, so it’s only right that I talk about church. I grew up in the church and I will credit it for providing me with constructive, positive and meaningful experiences which kept me (somewhat) grounded during my adolescent years. I can’t say my moral compass was always pointing towards Heaven during my teenage years. I will say, though, that spending a significant amount of … Continue reading Turning Away from the Church

On Our Minds: Blacks v. Mental Health Care

A few years ago, I wrote a story for the Washington Informer which highlighted the lack of mental health resources in the black community and some of the measures being taken to remedy this deficit. Of course, such resources are of value to the community. However, when I think about the lack of mental health facilities and practitioners in the black community, I don’t automatically … Continue reading On Our Minds: Blacks v. Mental Health Care

Indian-Giver

Sooo…I really don’t even know where to start. This story makes me crack up and pissed at the same time. Probably because of the irony and hypocrisy, respectively. The Cherokee Nation recently announced that they were considering expelling the descendants of freed black slaves from their group. *Insert screeching noise here* Wait, let me get this straight….the second-largest Native American tribe has decided they don’t … Continue reading Indian-Giver