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In Her Own Words

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Mind Your Business. Yes, I Said It!

It happens to all of us. That moment when you’re scrolling down your timeline and you see it. Someone launched the idea you have been sitting...
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Forty, Fabulous and Fallible

Like many teenagers I naively created a time line of my life of when and where I would be during certain stages of my...
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“I always touch people,” First Lady Michelle Obama said to Vogue, “because I know that there’s a level of anxiety, people are teary or they’re...
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I Loved Him But I Didn’t Like Him

The carport lights flashed on through the kitchen blinds and the engine of the light blue 1988 Cadillac Deville could be heard in the...
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Have you ever experienced anxiety and paranoia? It’s one thing to experience one or the other, but a combination of both can leave you...
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My Black Son

When my son was two years old, we went to Disneyland. When it was time to leave, we gathered in front of the train...
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Spitting Fire

Wait…did this child just spit on me? I felt the moisture on my chin and neck. My hands rushed to my face, but stopped short...
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Don’t Bring Your Pity to My Party

Being well over thirty, childless and single with no prospects on the horizon has caused others to look at me with such sadness in...
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We Too Are #BlackGirlMagic

In the fall of 2002, while walking through the vibrant HBCU campus I attended, I heard hip hop music blaring from a huge, red,...
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Her Truth

She spends a majority of the night up, unable to sleep. Rocking, tossing back and forth and pacing; at one point even breaking into...
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Give Yourself Permission to Slow Down

"You’re so slow,” I say. My daughter is a laid back type of kid. I don’t even think I’ve ever seen her actually rush around....
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The Vision Board

Last year I asked God to enlarge my territory. I created a vision board full of selfish desires. He gave me nothing that I wanted,...
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I’m Still Usable

I recently had to preach the home going of my oldest son. I was sitting, thinking about what I would say. It should not have...

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