The "Five C's" of Relationships I Wish I Knew Ten Years Ago
First and foremost it should be understood that there is no clear, surefire way to a healthy relationship. Much like business, no two relationships are the same thus every unique relationship requires unique strategies in order to make it "work".
Stop Telling Young Girls That Older Men Are More "Mature", It's A Lie and It's Dangerous
When are we going to collectively stop using the age old “girls mature faster than boys” as an excuse for dismissing behavior from the men/boys? When will be the time where we place proper blame and/or accountability where it should be?
The Great Disconnect: Why Black Women Struggle Raising Daughters Who Struggle To Love Mama
A lot of our grandmothers, who were/are victims of incest, sexual abuse and molestation, were blamed for the actions of their abuser. They were told that they were being fast, even though they were only 8 years old and just sitting in their room playing with their dolls
Another Year Another Easter Sunday and Another Chance to Show Up First Lady for the Culture
In my previous life, this is would be the weekend I spent being extra with everything because for Black folks, Easter isn't about Jesus. It's about finally having a chance to "one-up" the First Lady with the biggest and most obnoxious hat you could find in the corner of Mondawmin mall.
Your Hood Bias Is Becoming A “Hood” Problem That Needs Unpacking
It’s always easy to point out the individuals who have never actually been in the hood, been around the hood, dealt with people from the hood on a platonic or romantic level, or spent time with people from the hood. They typically give themselves away as soon as they open their mouth.