Hidden Lessons

Dear Sista Friend, I vividly remember the moment Jenna Bush Hager uttered the poor combination of words, “Hidden Fences” at the 2017 Golden Globes. My reaction while on the couch was a combination of, “oh no she didn’t” and “God bless her heart.” However, the gag is…I uttered those exact words some days later. Join me […]

New Year, Better Me. – Finding Resistance

Dear Sista Friend, We’re rounding out the first month of the year – and I’m interested to know if you’re achieving your goals? Set your intentions? Declared your “word of the year”? I’ve started my new year by reading a new book – called Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday. The book details an aim […]

Are you woke or still sleeping?

Dear Sistafriend, In a day and age where we are forced to confront the sad reality of racism and police brutality, it is important to stay aware of what is happening around us or, more simply put, stay woke. The popular saying “stay woke” means to always be informed, especially in a time when the […]

Experiencing History: National Museum of African American History and Culture

Dear Sista Friend, At a time when being Black is constantly being heavily criticized, it felt good to go to a place where African American culture was celebrated and placed on a pedestal. I had the honor of attending the National Museum of African American History and Culture on its opening weekend and I couldn’t have […]

Dear Sista Friend: In the Fight for Justice, You Matter.

Dear Sista Friend, Within a few days’ time, we have mourned the death of numerous Black men. Their names, Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and countless others have been etched into our brains. The world stopped to demand justice for their untimely deaths, but it is as if we have forgotten who made the world stop. […]