Know Your Worth

When you know your real name, nothing can stop you—not family, friends, haters, trials, or tribulations. Know your worth and then live! #Roots #KuntasKin

Honoring Our Soldiers 

Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Learn more by visiting the History Channel's website. 

Lift Off

Education is no equalizer — Rather, it is the sleep that precedes the American Dream. So wake up — wake up! Lift your voices Until you’ve patched every hole in a child’s broken sky. Wake up every child so they know of their celestial potential. I’ve been a Black hole in the classroom for far [...]

Keep Pressing

This week has been rough. Maybe I'm over being sick, or it could just be all these rainy days. I thought April showers were supposed to bring May flowers, but I feel like I'm back in London with this weeks of rain. Those of you that personally know me know that I am usually an [...]

We Should All Be Feminists

Gender matters everywhere in the world. And I would like today to ask that we begin to dream about and plan for a different world. A fairer world. A world of happier men and happier women who are truer to themselves. And this is how to start: We must raise our daughters differently. We must [...]

#BookNerds Unite

Kids can earn free books this summer. The Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Triathlon  gives children a free book when they read 8 books over the summer. Opening ceremonies begins on Saturday, June 4 at your local store. Learn more here.

Police Brutality of Tacoma Teen

Can somebody please explain to me why this girl was tasered and beaten? I don't see where it escalated to that point, and he could have taken her down without incident. This is beyond ridiculous! The police officer should be suspended immediately and fired after a quick investigation. ‪#‎SayHerName ‬‪#‎SaveOurGirls‬ ‪#‎BlackLivesMatter‬

Saving Our Girls

My heart aches for our girls on a daily basis. In the past month, we have heard of two major beatings with deadly consequences. The first was the untimely death of 16-year-old Wilmington teenager Amy Joyner-Francis, and the second was the sad death of 17-year-old Brooklyn teenager Ta'Jae Warner. No matter what the circumstances were [...]

Asian/Pacific Heritage Month

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian/Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru [...]

House of Cards: The Reality Show

This election season has been a page turner for a wannabe political aficionado like me. If you would have told me that Donald Trump would be the last candidate standing, with Ted Cruz still thinking about returning for the nomination, I would have laughed in your face. In fact, I would have already been cracking [...]