May 10, 2014
An African American woman living in Europe? Here’s why!

I’m certainly not the first. Nor will I be the last. But I am often asked: what is it like for an African American woman living in Europe? That’s a tough question because it is quite loaded and multi-dimensional. Is life is different for a Black woman living in Europe than for a Black woman […]

May 2, 2014
How to join a Dream Team

The American Dream is in danger. The Supreme Court has made yet another ruling that reduces the rights of African Americans. And, yes, it affects ALL Americans. Without a doubt. I am left with hard–but fair–questions that might not have answers. Or answers that are not good. What has happened to the days when the […]

March 26, 2014
Are you maladjusted?

Human beings can adjust to many things—some of them good, some not so good. We have to adjust to new circumstances like living in a new city, starting a new job, or the birth of a baby. Adjusting is sometimes a good thing, often a necessary thing, but occasionally it is harmful. When is adjusting […]

February 28, 2014
Black History Month is just the beginning…

Well, Black History month is coming to a triumphant close. Why do I say triumphant?  Because I know that everyone has remembered their roots, learned so much, and celebrated! We have examined many different elements of African American history. But this is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.  So much awaits your examination and […]

January 18, 2014
Martin Luther King: Liberty and Economic Justice for All

As a young child, I always thought of Martin Luther King as a mythical, larger-than-life figure who gave great speeches, believed in peace, and died tragically.  My parents taught me a lot about Black history, frustrated that the schools were failing to teach American history that included the stories and contributions of African Americans.  Dr. […]

January 9, 2014
The Big Events (2013)

Every year is full of events.  2013 was no different.  From a frozen beginning, 2013 had its events that moved the year along to a dramatic ending. And there were bumps along the way. These “bumps” were a variety of events that moved us, drew our sympathy, angered us, made us laugh or cry, entertained […]