Why Can’t America Honor more than one Brilliant Black Girl at a Time?

There has been so much #BlackGirlMagic taking over the Olympics this year and the media can hardly contain itself. Not only did we have the "Sensational Simones" (Biles and Manuel), but we also had returning Champs Gabby Douglas and Alyson Felix. We were also graced with the TRIPLE-track-threat of Brianna Rollins, Nia Ali and Kristi Castlin and many … Continue reading Why Can’t America Honor more than one Brilliant Black Girl at a Time?

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Back to School…Again?

Hey y'all! So this week began the first fall semester of my doc program! Granted, the program actually began in April and we had a few face to face classes over the summer, but this week felt like the start of the "real deal" (i.e. 16 weeks vs. 6 weeks makes a BIG difference). Anyway, … Continue reading Back to School…Again?

Controversy with Civility

Hey y'all! I was first introduced to the words "Controversy with Civility" as a freshman student at UCF. As a part of my leadership program, we had to learn about the "7 C's of Change," which includes this concept. This idea basically says that great leaders (and followers of great leaders) know how to engage in controversial … Continue reading Controversy with Civility