Category Archive for african american

The Countdown Begins

In less than 90-days, we will all be standing together with loved ones and friends saying goodbye to 2017 and ringing in a new year filled with hope and promise. As the New Year approaches,…

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Old School


When is the last time you have written a letter?
Not an email.

Not a text message.

But an actual, hand-written, letter?


In our busy and fast-paced world, hand-written letters are becoming more of a rarity. Why go through…

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Patience. Peace. Perseverance.


Patience. Peace. Perseverance.

We tend to be consumed by others thoughts, problems and opinions. From social media to television, to running our households and juggling multiple responsibilities at work, it sometimes becomes difficult to tune out…

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Don’t Forget to Count the Small Wins

Last week we heard from Denise about all of life’s distractions and the importance of remaining focused and staying the course (if you didn’t get a chance to read her latest blog, check it out

Show Me the Money

on August 11, 2017


Show Me the Money

Calling all college graduates! Now that college is over and we’re officially ‘adulting’ you may be asking yourself, “how do I balance my financial life after graduation”? Well I am here to let…

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Lessons in Leadership From Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

on January 16, 2017



Last year I had a chance to visit the Civil Rights Museum in Memphis.  While…

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Black on Black Crime. It’s Not Just on Our Streets.


Black on Black: involving a black person against another black person <black–on–black crime>


– Merriam Webster


The phrase ‘black on black crime’ has been calcified in American consciousness since the mid 80’s.  It is a phrase that law enforcement, community and religious leaders, news outlets and…

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My Black Is Not a Toy

My Black is Not a Toy

My black is not a toy.

It’s not something that you can pretend to be or use and discard when it’s convenient.

My black is real. I wake up black every morning and it stays with me when I sleep.

You can’t…

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