Mom’s Mantra

As Mother’s Day approaches I thought it was fitting to write about my mom. Recent events and decline in her health has given me a deeper appreciation for her words. I can sense that I will be turning another page on my life’s chapter as my mom prepares to take the stage for her final…

Has anyone seen the First Lady?

Everyone knows that great men are empowered by great women (and vise-versa). From the fashion and class of Jackie O to the “Just say NO!” campaign with Nancy Reagan and the attack on childhood obesity with Michelle Obama the first lady has never been able to elude our headlines the way Mrs. Trump has. Heck,…

Beauty goes beyond our borders!

It’s exciting to see black women embrace the idea that our skin color, our hair, our thick lips and curvy bodies are a unique design of artwork that God created to admire and that being different is not something to fear or be ashamed of. But being empowered by self-awareness is less about tribal wear…

Remember When?

I wish I could tell you that I am sitting outside enjoying this lovely day blogging from my laptop, but unfortunately I am not. However, I can say that because of my awesome husband I was able to spend my lunch taking in a sweet breeze, blue skies, and just enough sunshine to make for…

Random Acts of Evil

I couldn’t call myself a true Chattanoogan if I didn’t blog about a tragedy that happened in my city this weekend. A twenty-one year old young woman and a relative of mine lost her life at the hand of a random act of evil targeting innocent victims. A life full of potential and purpose was…

Evolution of Black Women

Pictured is an African-American woman taken in the Victorian Era, mainly from the years 1860 to 1901. She was a slave or the daughter of slaves, but you would never know it by looking at this picture. That is because media has painted a different image of women of color. According to the imagery that has…

My two-cents

Everyone has been talking about the stand up comedian Mo’Nique. She is known for being one of the Queens of Comedy and was made famous by her comedic assault on skinny women. But just in case you are like me and you don’t enjoy listening to potty-mouth women tell vulgar jokes about sex, you may…

It’s Lit!

Marijuana is back! Re-branded as cannabis and as socially acceptable as an evening cocktail. In the argument to legalize it in all states, I stand firmly with my ‘no’ vote. Just like alcohol, cigarettes, and prescription drugs we have to considering how marijuana has infected our society.  It’s no secret that substance abuse is an…

Dear Kiddos…

Lately in my prayer time, I’ve been doing more listening than talking. I’ve been sitting in God’s company and waiting on him to speak to my heart. As I sat quietly today I began thinking about you guys and some of the choices you’ve made in life. As a parent, I always have high hopes for…

Transitioning into the New Year

Going from one year to the next is surreal when it is literally a matter of counting down from ten. But in reality it took you 365 days to get there. Those days were filled with some life changing decisions that carved out a path that led you to 2018. You probably spent the first…