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Kwanzaa 101

Kwanzaa 101

Christmas is coming and so is Kwanzaa on December 26th.  Here’s everything you always wanted to know about Kwanzaa but were afraid to ask! I recently asked an African American friend of mine about his plans for the holiday season.  He does not have family in the area,...
Because Saving Democracy is Sexy!

Because Saving Democracy is Sexy!

Henry Kissinger famously said that “power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.” I disagree.  I think fighting for truth, justice, and the American way is way hotter. Think about it!  Wasn’t Ulysses S. Grant looking good in those pictures where he was chomping on his cigar, as...
What Are You Becoming?

What Are You Becoming?

On November 29th, I joined 19,000 other excited people at Barclays Center in Brooklyn for Michelle Obama’s Becoming tour.  Propelled by music, pictures from Michelle Obama’s life, and motivational signs on the stadium jumbotrons, that read UNSTOPPABLE and...
BlackHer Special 2018 Midterm Update

BlackHer Special 2018 Midterm Update

The midterms last Tuesday brought us high and low.  We took some time to digest.  Here’s what we learned. Tuning In and Turning Out Despite concern that folks might miss the midterms, Americans tuned in to the dangerous state of our democracy and turned out to VOTE. ...