For the 2020-21 school year, my kids were doing virtual learning. They were doing virtual learning during a global pandemic, and I was working nights. I was working nights during … Continue reading For The Sake Of The Kids
In my biological family, there are three of us. I am the oldest. But yet, I have older siblings, godmothers and nieces and nephews that make the world a better … Continue reading I Remember Blackness: The Adopted Family
So, the Pfizer vaccine has been approved for children 12-15. With full transparency, my oldest Torch, told her grandmother that she wants the vaccine because, “I don’t want to die.” … Continue reading Talk About It Tuesday-05/11/2021
Say her name correctly. War-san. Shur-ruh. She was a force of nature on pages before Beyoncé found her, asking her to be a part of her most ambitious projects (Leomonade … Continue reading January 2021 Book Review-TEACHING MY MOTHER TO GIVE BIRTH by Warsan Shire
The United States is the laughingstock of the world, Mitch McConnell got beat up, cats still coming for Senator Kamala Harris, the racists on TikTok are loud, vulgar and wrong … Continue reading RUNITBACK FRIDAY 10/30/2020
My family, from what I have been told and taught, have been bootleggers, moonshiners, sharecroppers and farmers. One of my favorite memories growing up is the natural light in my … Continue reading Learning To Watch The Sunrise…Even In A Pandemic.
My writer friend Ashley Yates said something last year that has stuck with me: “Black women take care of Black women.” It has taken this pandemic just to see how … Continue reading In The Middle Of A Start-Over…
As of this posting, the nation is in the midst of a housing crisis like never before because of inept leadership at the federal level. Evictions are about to ramp … Continue reading The Peace…In The Pandemic?
Family is community! Community is family! In this month of celebrating the force of nature that is family, I started to remember how utterly cool family is! I love the … Continue reading We Are Family (Part 1)-Sister Sledge Is Always On Time!
This Mango Mother—– think he God, Will and Jada at THEE Red Table, school is supposed to start next month with no plan, Roger Stone got his sentence commuted, Kanye … Continue reading RUNITBACK FRIDAY-7/10/2020