Dear Kindred, I have to admit, it has been difficult to write this letter. It’s been difficult as love letters that are steeped in struggle are hard on the soul. Holding space for love, care, concern, and prayer for my kindred, distanced by miles, by violence, by place, by metaphysical terror and warfare, makes it […]Read more "We Are Kindred: Love Letter To Palestine"
It’s been nearly ten years since I placed the last phone call to the detective searching for you in Reno. Ten years since I waited by the phone to hear the news, from someone. Somewhere. Ten years since I asked you to come to Chicago. Just come, Ma, we will figure out the rest once […]Read more "Happy birthday, Ma"
The following is an excerpt for an unpublished manuscript on decolonization. I co-authored a chapter with eight scholar activists on decolonization of the Village. My focus, my goal, is and has been restoring the role of feminine principles that helped to keep villages stable, spiritually aligned, healthy and focused on love, creation, and service. The […]Read more "Womb healing: Finding and telling our mother’s stories"
As we approach Mother’s Day, Black mothers are thinking about more than the Sunday Brunch and cards from the children. We are thinking about love.Read more "Tuning into the noise or the signal, and knowing the difference"
When you drive through a black neighborhood, what do you see? I ask this question because as community psychologists actively engaged in cross-cultural competency practices, we should be aware that what shows on the surface of community interactions might not give us the whole picture. If we run through our minds what our first gut […]Read more "MANY HANDS MAKE LITTLE WORK: EXPLORING MUTUAL AID AND MUTUAL ASSISTANCE AND ITS CONNECTION TO BLACK MOTHER ACTIVISM"
The home-place of resistance is important to all who struggle for social justice, even Dorothy from the Wiz.Read more "FINDING A HOME FOR BLACK MOTHER ACTIVISTS: REDEFINING THE HOME-PLACE OF RESISTANCE WITHIN THE PUBLIC SPHERE"
I decided after more than 20 years out of the grad school game to go back for my PhD, am I nuts?Read more "So, what now?"