Month: December 2016

Before #BlackGirlMagic, The Women of Hidden Figures Soared

Long before Black Girl Magic was a hashtag and trending phrase on Facebook, three unknown ladies redefined what it meant to be an unapologetically smart, ambitious, beautiful and compassionate black woman.  Their stories are now on the big screen in the sensational biographical film Hidden Figures. I thought I knew well the story of the …

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The 12 Days of Christmas that Can Help You Beat the Trump Blues

Yo blues ain’t like my blues, but if you were disappointed by last month’s election results and are walking around like the Grinch stole your Christmas, don’t despair.  Not even a president-elect that led a campaign centered on stoking racism and misogyny can steal your inner joy. In the classic Grinch tale, the real moral …

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CODE RED: Trump’s Cabinet Picks are a Threat to Working Class, Poor and Special Needs Families

As the mother of a child with special needs, I go on high alert whenever I perceive any kind of danger to my son. That’s why for me, Donald Trump’s picks for his cabinet are a code red on the threat level chart.  A cabal of ideologues, billionaires and free market capitalist intent on gutting …

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