Dear Sis: An Open Letter to Black Women

Photo by Hian Oliveira on Unsplash I am not in competition with you Sis! You are dope and so am I. It’s a genetic thing that we can’t avoid or deny, so why don’t we come to a truce and focus on our revolution. I totally get why you may have issues with trusting the positive energy that…

Back to School Open Letter: “Dear Daughters…”

Artwork: “Girls” by Dana Todd Pope The school year has already started here in Atlanta and I have two young ladies gearing up to start new chapters in their young lives; one is starting her first year in college while the other is starting her first year in high school. And then my toddler will…

Innocence Lost: An Old Reality for Our New Generation

Artwork: Wak, Watch Where You Pointin’ That Thang!!! “Ms. April, did somebody die?” four-year old Justin asks as we pass by a makeshift memorial. Justin lives in the same neighborhood where Mike Brown was killed two years ago. Understanding the importance of giving children age-appropriate answers to their questions, I respond, “Yes honey, someone died.”…