Intimate Partner Violence and Homicide

  I am thankful everyday when I think back to my very personal experience as a survivor of Intimate Partner Violence[IPV]. I was neither poor nor uneducated, but I lived within this reality of fear and uncertainty on a daily basis. There were many occasions in which I thought that I was certain to be killed, […]

Coaching Boys into Men and Preventing Sexual Violence

We teach our boys differently than we teach girls in ways that may contribute to sexual violence committed against girls and women. In fact we teach girls how they should avoid wearing ‘provocative’ clothing when they go out. They are told to avoid high heels, short dresses, wearing too much makeup, not to go out […]

How We Teach The Hate, and How to Teach Tolerance

As I sit comfortably in my home and tune in to the latest news headlines, it becomes more clear to me that this country has a major problem with race that will not dissipate unless we all ‘man up’ and be honest about seeking real positive changes. People have been struggling with race, equality, and […]

” …Boy”, “…From the Bellybutton Down”: Looks Like The Fight Card Brings Along The Race Card

  The most recent NY Times article in the Race/Related series centers around an upcoming boxing match between Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Conor McGregor. In this article, a deeper meaning emerges from this fight prospect. Mayweather, black and boxing champion, and McGregor, white and mixed martial arts professional, have seemed to have tapped into some […]