Just Human: Black stories are most rewarded when they center blackness — which, in a certain sense, is to center whiteness

It is a cool autumn morning and I am perched on my couch, a coffee cup nearby, a few pages into Claudia Rankine’s newest book, Just Us: An American Conversation. My 14-year-old son saunters in and asks what I am reading when I look up over the brim to tell him: “It’s a book on race by […]

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Watch… You Will See

Jesus was 33 when he died. There is something enchanting about that. I feel old. Probably because many people I meet are younger than me and things didn’t used to be this way. But still, I feel like I have so much life left to live. Here are my reflections on my 33rd year of life and my wonders for my 34th.

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This is Who I Am

Herina Ayot is a forever evolving student of life. She works in academia. Her professionalism, tact, soft skills, and EQ have lent her many opportunities to learn from and grow with people. She believes wholeheartedly that telling stories through written art allows an audience to have a new experience. She learns more and more about […]

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The Single Parent Solution

My 8-year-old twins have a problem. There are three sides to the story. The Black Family in America has suffered tremendous setbacks since our arrival over 400 years ago. In recent decades, some, like Bill Cosby in his infamous  2004 comments and subsequent book “Come On People,” have placed the blame on the black community, […]

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The Single Parent’s Secret

I recently became a contributor to my church’s newsletter “The Calvary Connection”. My column titled Fruit of the Womb will focus on parenting from a biblical perspective and is taken from the reference to children in Psalms 127:3. It reads “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord. The fruit of the womb is a […]

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