A Prayer of Comfort and Hope–Dr. Alyn E. Waller

It seems that every week we, as a community, are grieving another life lost. I continually say, "I am more than a hashtag." Yet, it seems that we may be one mile, one block, one step, one breath from becoming the next hashtag. Good people from both sides have lost their lives, and we have … Continue reading A Prayer of Comfort and Hope–Dr. Alyn E. Waller

The Miscalculation of the Black Woman

Her Own Beat's Note: I wrote this article the night that Simone Manuel won her Olympic gold medal. I wanted to post this immediately, but I had submitted for publication  so I had to wait. It has been more than two weeks, but I believe that essence of this article still rings true. As a … Continue reading The Miscalculation of the Black Woman

#HIStory & #HERstory

I am so grateful to be living in such a time as this. Though we have many social issues that still need to be fixed, this picture is groundbreaking. Our 44th president is hugging the Democratic nominee for the 45th president. Fifty years ago, this would have been unimaginable. Neither would have had a reasonable … Continue reading #HIStory & #HERstory

The Thugs of North Beach Avenue #ChangeTheNarrative

"The truth can never be known. It can only be told in a story."—Alex Haley, Roots Earlier today, I saw this video of the beach brawl that occurred at North Avenue Beach in Chicago during Memorial Weekend. For the first time in media reporting, I was not surprised by what I saw. There was no … Continue reading The Thugs of North Beach Avenue #ChangeTheNarrative

Twitter’s Technical Foul

I'm a little confused by this one. I can't understand why this image was considered sensitive media on Twitter. Of all the vile amount of crap that is not filtered on Twitter, I had to approve this loving image between parent and child. Many minorities have started their own media outlets to support their visions, … Continue reading Twitter’s Technical Foul