18/44

18 school shootings in 44 days. 18 school shootings since January 1, 2018. Let that sink in. It’s time to protect our communities. We have the right to bear arms. We have the right to be a part of the NRA. We have the right to protect ourselves. But, when will we have the right to protect our children so that they can go to school without fear?

Unequal America

Unequal America by Aronya Waller No matter how much we protest, cry, riot, sit, or fight We seem to be forever mired by this ugly blight Infected by this dark, dank spirit of hatred and oppression Wondering if there will ever be freedom in our possession A country supposedly built on life, justice, and liberty Yet, we can't even [...]

Happy Mother’s Day

Whether you are a mother biologically, matrimonially, or inspirationally, I pray that you are pouring into a child instead of taking out.

Top lawmaker: Pushing ‘inner city’ kids to college is a waste

This was my Facebook post that I decided to share here. I can't stand ignorance, especially from elected officials who decide on our children's futures.  Senator John Eichelberger, I wonder if you consider pushing the rural kids from your district a waste as well. This is one of the most ignorant things that I've heard [...]

#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.

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 [...]

#SheWoke: Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls

I don't know how I missed this last month, but I'm so glad to hear about this historic caucus. It definitely touched my heart and soul to see my Soror,  U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, formed part of this historical coalition. In the wake of Amy Joyner-Francis' death, we need a caucus to protect our girls [...]

Demand A Plan To End Toy Gun Violence

Yesterday, I was saddened to learn about the police-involved shooting of a black male youth in Baltimore. On the one-year anniversary of the Freddie Gray riots, I was concerned that this shooting could create another uprising. Thankfully, my former home remained calm. The youth was brandishing a BB gun, which unfortunately looked like a real [...]

Prayers for Amy

Still praying for the family and friends of Amy Joyner #SayHerName #AmyJoyner #RIPAmy

5 TED talks that will change the way you think about Africa

From the One.org Blog: 5 TED talks that will change the way you think about Africa We’ve chosen five thought-provoking TED talks that will change the way you think about Africa in just one hour. From the dangers of stereotyped perceptions of the continent, to entrepreneurship and business, to health and education, these five inspiring [...]