Dear Mikey, I miss you. I miss you and I think I'll always miss you. But I hate that I have to miss you in this way. I hate that now I have to talk to you with only my heart. I hate that I still wait for you to message me every year on … Continue reading Remembering Mikey
Grief sucks. I know that's not at all profound, nor terribly encouraging, but it's true. When it's all said and done, grief really sucks. It doesn't care who you are, where you're from or how much money you have. It strikes whenever it wants and there's nothing that we can do to prevent it. I've … Continue reading Grieving while Grinding
Hi good people and Happy New Year! Here we are, 8 whole days into #2017 and I am sharing what #2016TaughtMe. Why? Because I believe in looking back only to review what you learned so that you can apply those lessons to your future. Anyway, here's a quick list of things that #2016TaughtMe: Jesus can … Continue reading 2016 Taught Me…
Today marks the 1 year anniversary of Sandra Bland's death in a Texas jail cell. She entered the facility 3 days before her death for "failure to signal a lane change" and never left. When the news broke and her arrest was plastered all over the media, I saw so much of myself in her. … Continue reading I am Sandra Bland.
I am TIRED. Tired of seeing hashtags followed by Black folks' names. Tired of mourning for Black folks whose names I wouldn't know if they had not become a hashtag at all. Tired of having to defend the character of my Black brothers & sisters from crucifixion even AFTER their deaths. Tired of waiting to … Continue reading TIRED.
Greetings! Last night as I was working on some things for class, my Twitter TL was in an uproar in a matter of minutes. As I scrolled through the posts, I saw yet another Black man's name after a #hashtag, meaning the cycle of police brutality in this country was in full swing....AGAIN. I reluctantly … Continue reading Man, Father, Son…and #Hashtag.
There is something so bittersweet about the grieving process. For Black Christians, it is often swept under the rug as we are encouraged to "just pray about it" and to "hold on to faith" Well, I would like to talk about grieving...faithfully. Yes, I know how faithful God is and that He has never left … Continue reading Grieving…Faithfully.
With Mother's Day on the horizon, I cannot help but think of those who may have recently (or not so recently) lost a Mother or Mother figure. Right now, stores are filled with Mother's Day cards, balloons, flowers and all of the goodies that we normally buy for the special Moms in our lives. However, … Continue reading Why I hate the word “Motherless”