DEREK AND GEORGE: WHAT LIES BENEATH

When you dig deep, you’ll find that both vic­tim and per­pe­tra­tor were fight­ing silent bat­tles When I was 22, I spent a night in jail for cred­it card fraud. I was a moth­er to six-month-old twins, unwed, and an under­grad in col­lege. My for­mer part­ner and the father of my chil­dren had not paid child […]

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Are My Children Racist?

The idea of race is a fig­ment of our imag­i­na­tion. Sci­en­tists rec­og­nize it as a social con­struc­tion rather than a bio­log­i­cal one, yet few peo­ple ques­tion its exis­tence. Like choco­late, peo­ple range in hue from shades of dark choco­late, to milk choco­late, to white choco­late, but any choco­late lover appre­ci­ates them all. God set us […]

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Why African-American Books Should Be Required Reading for All Americans

Black his­to­ry is not just for Black peo­ple. Just as the world is not paint­ed in “50 Shades of Grey,” and Amer­i­ca is a melt­ing pot of fla­vors, those aspir­ing to be well-cul­­tured put on their tech­ni­col­or glass­es, stepout­side their com­fort box, and expose them­selves to some­thing they may not already know.…Read more at Ebony.com

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