Race & Equity

Her Skin, Her Disability Underneath

My mom tilts her head, smiling timidly at the cashier until I scuttle to the…

RIP Our Souls

There is darkness in this world, even darker than my skin. Hate’s knife cuts so…

The Five Stages of Being Adopted

The Kübler-Ross Model, also known as the Five Stages of Grief, has long been used…

Words Hurt: Racism and Microaggressions

Something that has always irked me is when adoptees speak out about racism and microaggressions…

The Schizophrenic Whistle-Blower

My story begins with the Tuskegee experiments. Shadowy White supremacist organizations in the government basically…

Get Chummy with Strangers

I am an African-American woman in my mid 50’s, who, in all aspects of my…

Racial Equity NOW: Dallas Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation

These past few weeks, months, and years have been inundated with tragic stories with a…

“Don’t Take My Monuments!” Coping with America’s Identity Crisis

On Saturday, Dallas police officers responded to reports on social media about a possible white…

I Was Robbed and You Could Be Next

As a child of poverty and a nonprofit professional advocating for economic opportunity and financial…

Beyond Our Dreams

If someone had told me ten years ago that I would one day be living…

The Price of Success

Young children are told to work hard academically, and success will naturally come to you.  A…

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The Long and Winding Road to Women’s Suffrage

“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or…