protests in Ferguson

May 11, 2017
You have a voice: Use it!

Do you know how to use your voice? “Of course!” you answer, “I know how to talk.” I understand the misunderstanding and your disbelief in my question. No disrespect intended. But that doesn’t answer my question. I’m asking if you know how to use your voice. Your “voice” is your power. Talking is your ability […]

May 7, 2015
The United State of African Americans

As an African American woman living in Belgium, there are times when I feel very disconnected. Often, I am the only Black person in the room—it is very rare that there is another African American in the room unless it is my son. See Am I the Only One? Other times, I’m the only American. […]

September 3, 2014
Did you feel the heat this summer?

  I just returned to Belgium from my summer vacation in the United States. I enjoyed spending time with my family in California and Hawaii. I enjoyed hiking in Tahoe. I enjoyed strolling on the college campus in Berkeley. I loved the shopping. But I am breathing a sigh of relief that I am leaving […]