Domestic Violence: Do You Know The Warning Signs?

There I was in the middle of the night, being kicked, punched and beaten by the father of my child, and in an attempt to summon a desperately needed rescue, I somehow made it to s street-facing window and loudly yelled, ” Help!”. It was a quiet block, so I was certain that someone would […]

Do you Know What Hip-Hop Says to Your Child? To You?

Do you really know what Hip-Hop music is telling you and your youngster? Not all hip hop music is bad or bad for you or your child. As a matter of fact, even if you think most of it is noise filled with vulgarity and explicit lyrics and imagery, there is a deep message within each song. […]

How Are You Your Best Advocate?

One of the most productive and self-affirming skills to master is to know how to advocate for your children, your family and yourself. What does being an advocate mean? Speaking up. Speaking your mind and standing up for your rights, championing the rights of others, defending your ideas and yourself–all unapologetically. Some of us consider […]

A “Constitutional Crisis” Indeed

The absolute best statement that I’ve heard made by one of our political representatives in Washington, D.C., astounded me. It was so accurate, that I don’t believe that the person who made that statement realized it at the time. Resounding and resonating with me was the characterization of this current societal, racial, political, interpersonal climate […]