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HOOKAH – The Hype and Harm

Curious is the hype surrounding the wave of Hookah bars sprouting up in eclectic communities. It’s a trend that’s taking a new generation of collegiate students and mid-level professionals of all nationalities by a storm, but has anyone paused to ask themselves, “Hey, is this just as bad as smoking cigarettes? Sure, it looks mad-cool […]

Bon Voyage to Brunch: Mercy Ships On Boarding see

The trajectory of my personal life has taken a quatum leap in the past four-days. I’ve departed Tallahassee, Florida; arrived in Jacksonville and enjoyed a splendid gathering with family and friends that served as a celebratory       bon voyage; boarded two jets to Texas; moved into a wooded and welcoming lodge; worshipped with the […]

One Woman: One Heart

I am a post-menopausal woman.        There, I said it. Unlike my senior sisters who reach the pastoral pause naturally, I endured a radical hysterectomy at age 30 and always believed my reproductive health (pap smears, pregnancy, birth control, etc.) were the sum total of my worse medical concerns. Black women are raised to think this. Thanks to […]

The whimsy and woes of a writer’s life.

This blog is featured in HBCU Lifestyles http://hbculifestyle.com/category/culture/ The decision to write full-time is an aggressive endeavor despite talent or drive. Writing is a multi-billion dollar industry that is news-necessary, the cutting-edge of entertainment, and the pivotal intersect of social survival: Tweet or die. African Americans have infiltrated the literary scene with riveting stories nestled […]

“Flight”

Twenty years ago, almost at this same early morning hour, I was in day two of what would be a four day, extended, evil battle of the belly called, “labor.” My first contractions started on a Thursday morning and I likened it to being sucker punched by Ali with no intentions of a Ropa-Dope recovery. […]

Murderess Ruby McCollum: “Shut up & Serve Time.”

Murderess Ruby McCollum: “Shut up & Serve Time.”

There are few historical treasures unearthed by mankind that rival the intrigue conjured by the discovery of King Tut’s tomb or pure diamond’s excavated from Africa’s darkest mine. While cultural anthropologists deserve any and all preservation credit due, my life has been perpetually changed by the recent discovery of the historical, dark, and unequivocally riveting […]