Diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure,stress (the body’s reaction to carrying more than it should, thanks bell hooks)and cancer are just a few of the things that seem to attack us and take us out in grave numbers. So much of our health and the choices that we make on a daily basis have a profound… Read More »
We must teach our community a thing or two about money management. Until I was 43, I never knew how much money I needed to live and run my household. I knew I was always broke and two maybe three checks from calling a park bench “home”. Reading every bit of financial literacy information that… Read More »
We should stop allowing the media and pop culture to raise our children and teach them anything other than how to entertain. Everyday, I am bombarded with images and lingo that teach our children nothing. While it is not the responsibility of creatives and artists to censor and limit their work and vision, it it… Read More »
Stop worrying about what white folks think or feel about you. Much of our collective suffering and inability to rethink solutions and possible outcomes have their root in the seduction and performance that is whiteness. Far too many of us believe that we can appease the “theys” in our worlds if we constantly and stupidly… Read More »
Someone asked me to give them 10 reasons I loved Black Panther. Here is my mostly spoiler-free answer: 1) The screenplay did a great job of balancing action and exposition. We got a brief origin story at the beginning of the film that was backfilled along the way. 2) The film didn’t shy away from… Read More »
Most of the HIV positive people I know became infected in the course of a relationship. After talking with a good friend from overseas, I was informed of this incredible theory. My brilliant ally and I discussed at length the risks people are willing to take and for what reason.
For many years, I wrongly assumed that a loving, honest relationship would keep me HIV negative. I foolishly bought into the thinking that simply decreasing the number of sex partners and being in a committed monogamous relationship would be enough to keep the big bad away from the door. This line of thinking came about… Read More »