Mental Fitness By Tiffany Ginyard It’s easy to neglect our mental health when there seem to be more pressing health disparities vying for our immediate attention these days. As heart disease, diabetes and cancer are on a ride in the African-American community, we are challenged to adopt better eating habits and make room in our…Details
By Rev. Dorothy Boulware This is what I mean. You recognize a polished performance when you see one. It makes all the difference in the world and it strikes your aesthetic sense as something exquisite. One person can have all the dance steps perfectly; timing, movement, and everything. Another has all that but more.…Details
Behind my eyelids, I was staring down the barrel of a gun. Cocked and loaded. Gunshots ringing off in the background like haunting score music in a thriller movie. And then… a gunshot at close range. My eyes fly open like retractable shades on a window pane. My heart beating fast. It’s 2 a.m.Details
By Tiffany Christy Today I will make room for new thoughts about what it means to “hit rock bottom.” Growing up, I absorbed conversations between grown folks about other grown folks—or wayward teenagers like myself— and their self-destructive behavior or ill will toward others. They used to say, “they won’t be satisfied until they hit…Details
There are times when my dreams flee into the darkness behind my eyes. There are times when everything in front of my eyes defies everything I see in my future I remember at one point, I completely pushed my dreams aside because the valleys were too deep.The oceans were too wide.Details
By Dorothy Boulware
I’ll bet there are a few things in your life that constitute the one thing that made all the difference. It’s important to pause and remember…remembering enlarges our space for receiving and fuels the gratitude bug that keeps us alive.
The teacher who saw you hanging with the wrong crowd and took you aside to remind you of your own good stuff.
The counselor who saw in you some talent you couldn’t even see and urged you to go a different way than you’d planned.
God is in everything, and he is everywhere. I didn’t truly believe that until I started “back sliding.” It wasn’t until I escaped the jaws of organized religion that I found God, the absolute love of my life. There he was, sitting right there at the core of my being waiting patiently for me to acknowledge His presence in me.Details
My relationship with Hip-Hop dates back to 1996. From the moment I heard the Brooklyn staccato in Sean Carter’s voice bumrushing the speakers of my boom box on his debut album “Reasonable Doubt,” Hip Hop had his hooks in me. In the words of Mr. Notorious, “I let my tape rock until the tape popped.”Details