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
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
Today I went to the movies by myself. It’s a pretty big deal because I’ve never been to the movies by myself before. As a teenager, I turned my nose up at the idea of going to the movies alone or eating at a sit-down restaurant alone. How times change. And perspective. Thankfully. My 2.5 hour excursion made me feel really good. I almost forgot … Continue reading A Rave Review
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
As of late, my life has been a whirlwind. I’ve been faced with some tough decisions and coerced by fate to make some semi-major moves. Aside from the occasional spontaneous happening, I am largely a creature of habit. I like routines. I like order. I like to plan things out to make sure everything in my chaotic world goes as smoothly as possible. However, my … Continue reading Missing: Me.