Celebrating Black Freedom on Juneteenth 2020

Those who know me personally, know I’ve had a strange relationship with Independence Day over the past few years. I always want to see fireworks and hang with family and friends, but as I’ve taught history for the past 15 years, I’ve grown disillusioned with the United States abiding by the words of the Constitution,Continue reading “Celebrating Black Freedom on Juneteenth 2020”

America Doesn’t Care About Black People

“Being Black in America should not be a death sentence!” ~Jacob Frey, Mayor, Minneapolis, Minnesota It has taken me all week to come up with the words to make this post come together. I thought about just posting the title, the quote, and the picture above because, in all honesty, it says ALL that needsContinue reading “America Doesn’t Care About Black People”

Book Review: “Queenie” and Black Women’s Mental Health

After a long period of not being able to finish a book during this pandemic, I lost myself in two pretty good ones this past weekend, Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams and Black Women Must Die Exhausted by Jayne Allen. Both books shared many common themes: family relationships, work stressors, love, and Black women’s mental health.Continue reading “Book Review: “Queenie” and Black Women’s Mental Health”