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Umoja...First Principle of Kwanzaa
Kwanzaa celebrates what is called the seven principles of Kwanzaa. Or, Nguzo Saba, the seven principles of blackness. The first principle is called: Umoja (Unity). With the current difficulties we are facing, it couldn’t be a more opportune time to practice this first principle.
United States...A Divided People
Why does it take such tragedies to cause us to look at the state of our nation, and know that there is a deepening rift that needs to be addressed and healed, and not placated with a Band-Aid.
Unity Can Shed Insecurities In Black Women
As Black women, something amazing and powerful happens when we come together and support one another. Coming together and having open, honest dialogue about our struggles has proven to be key in us overcoming and shedding our insecurities.
Violence Against Women Act Fails to Pass
Possibly affecting 30 million LGBT individuals, Native American women, and undocumented immigrants, House Republican leaders failed to advance the Senate's 2012 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.
Walking Away From Abuse
Whether it is physical, emotional, mental, psychological, or financial; abuse is, and always will be unacceptable. Yet, there are many women, and some men, that continue to stay in relationships that are harmful and most often, deadly.
We Can Still Learn From Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
As we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we still have much we can learn from the man, the messenger, the Prophet, the teacher. How many of us continue to teach the next generation of what Dr. King stood for? Are we living the dream or still trying to reach it?
We Can't Stop Now
There is a life before us in this world that we are living. We have made strides throughout the decades, wherein we have reached a degree of success. Yet, there is so much more that needs to be accomplished, before we can rest. So much more that needs to be addressed.
We're in a Recession
Economists report that we have officially entered a time of recession. Although, many would say that we have been a s steady recession for the better part of 2008. As to date, we are in the worst economic state since The Great Depression.
What Are We Teaching Our Black Children?
What are we teaching our Black children? What are we instilling in them? What lessons are we passing down? Black children are owed an opportunity to see past tomorrow; to see past and hope for more than what their eyes can see. It's time for the village to step in, giving our Black children life.
What Do Your Footprints Say About You?
We have the ability to leave an indelible mark in this world. We have the power to shape generations after generations. What is your life teaching those that follow you? What do your footprints say about you?
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