On My Heart - Current Affairs

An Open Letter to Good Cops

Dear Good Cops, Where are you?  Will you ever speak up? Will you hold your colleagues, partners, system accountable for the many black lives that die unnecessarily at their hands? This letter isn’t for black cops only.  It is for all cops who place themselves in the “good’ category.  I understand and appreciate that there… Continue reading An Open Letter to Good Cops

Mommyland · On My Heart - Current Affairs

A letter to my son…

Dear Maxwell: My heart hurts. It aches with the agony of knowing that no matter how much I try, your life could end needlessly just based on the color of your skin.  The complexion of your skin in this day and time labels you as a threat.  It places an unwarranted target on your back… Continue reading A letter to my son…

On My Heart - Current Affairs

How Daniel Holtzclaw Gave Me My Voice Back!

Admittedly, I’ve been silent the last few weeks.  I’ve been overwhelmed into silence with the constant onslaught of the inequities perpetrated against black people in this country.  Then you add the extra layer of Hispanics, Muslims and so on.  The images running through my mind of black children, black men and black women being mistreated… Continue reading How Daniel Holtzclaw Gave Me My Voice Back!

Mommyland · On My Heart - Current Affairs

First Day of School: Happy Times for some and Sad Times for others…

It’s after the morning drop off for the first day of school. It’s a short day and I’m at my usual spot, Starbucks, that’s right around the corner from my little guy’s school.  As I’m sipping my yummy spiced pumpkin latte and enjoying my spinach feta wrap, I am overcome with so many emotions about… Continue reading First Day of School: Happy Times for some and Sad Times for others…

On My Heart - Current Affairs · Political Pearls

The Biggest Loser of the #GOPDebate – Black America

For the GOP Debate to be hosted in the Cleveland, the very city where #TamirRice was murdered and the state where #SamDuBose and #JohnCrawford were murdered and only one question about police killings of unarmed American citizens is insulting and proves exactly what this country thinks about Black People.  Or, at the very least, it… Continue reading The Biggest Loser of the #GOPDebate – Black America

On My Heart - Current Affairs

Murderous Cops – Why Training is NOT the Answer!

At least not the only answer. Neither is stopping racial profiling nor training black sons and daughters how to act when they have the unfortunate opportunity to encounter the police.  And the notion that we need more jobs and economic opportunities, while all true, is not the only answer. The truth of the matter is,… Continue reading Murderous Cops – Why Training is NOT the Answer!