Hard Rock Mommas

My only child was born the summer of 2009. Never, not once, at a baby shower, pre-natal exam or at a birthing class did I hear anyone talk about the anxiety and fear, the despair and the depression, that many women feel during pregnancy. Luckily, I escaped pre-birth depression. But the physical and emotional exhaustionContinue reading “Hard Rock Mommas”

Alone the Longest Night

Tonight is the longest night. As a way to mark this significant day, people will enter into houses of worship to light candles and pray. There will be silence and singing, speaking and listening. There will be tears. It’s an important worshipping moment in the life of the church because in the midst of theContinue reading “Alone the Longest Night”

Scapegoating Crazy

Five days before Christmas, a Black man named Ismaaiyl Brinsley shot two non-Black Brooklyn NYPD officers, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, “execution style” while they sat in their squad car. Within hours of the news breaking, a friend posting on Facebook, in understandable outrage, quickly distanced himself from the shooter, calling him a “madman.” OthersContinue reading “Scapegoating Crazy”