commentary

Though I’m only in my twenties, I’ve survived circumstances that would devastate most. At the tender age of nine, I was diagnosed with a rare heart condition. Less than two years later, I became the recipient of a heart and kidney transplant–all before my twelfth birthday. You would think that this medical saga would end […]

There are days I’d like to take off being a Black woman. It’s those days when I want to forget that I sometimes wake up and check my phone just to see what I need to be mad about that day. There are days when the steady flow of information about Black women – unattractive, […]

I am tired, angry, and discouraged with the number of deaths by gun violence over the last 2-3 years. As a mother with two sons,…

It’s now become a hateful pattern: Six black churches burned in two weeks. Black churches in the South are being intentionally torched and federal authorities…

“This whole week, I’ve been reflecting on this idea of grace. The grace of the families who lost loved ones.  The grace that Reverend Pinckney…

The landscape has changed. A vandalized shell of a building is now a new coffee shop, a nice jazz club or a high-end clothing boutique.…

I am deeply suspicious of African-Americans who wish to separate from something they can never separate themselves from – being Black. I don’t care if…

I am a daughter of women’s liberation. I am the offspring of the generation who believed that women could do any thing they wanted to…

If you saw the study that found that couples that sleep naked are happier, you probably had the same reaction that I did. Well, duh!…

I hate the term “hood disease.” I don’t use it. I don’t accept it. And it’s disrespectful. But I do understand there is a serious…

Part of my research this week for hosting The View was to read a book called The Confidence Code. It was written by journalists Katty…

Driving through New Jersey along I-95 this week, I passed The Meadowlands, home to The New York Jets and their controversial new quarterback, Michael Vick.…