Tell Them We Are Rising!

Tell Them We Are Rising!

Recently a close friend of mine shared an inspiring documentary film on historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) entitled Tell Them We Are Rising. It highlights how important these institutions are for Black Americans not only as centers of learning but...
Shame, Vulnerability and Authenticity

Shame, Vulnerability and Authenticity

Last week a friend shared with me two Ted Talks by author and social work professor, Dr. Brené Brown, dealing with the uncomfortably, touchy-feely subjects of shame and vulnerability. As Prof. Brown eloquently points out in her first talk on ‘The power of...
Getting “Educated” on Writing

Getting “Educated” on Writing

One thing that has been on my mind lately has been finding ways in which I can promote my writing so that I reach my target audience more effectively. It is no easy feat. Despite the preponderance of articles and blogs I have read online, there is no straightforward...

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