Fireworks

The fireworks are being purchased in anticipation of seeing pretty colorful explosions. A momentary retreat for big people, and for children, memories in the making. I cannot begrudge anyone their moment of peace… to be lost in bright halos. While our earth...

A Preponderance of Evidence

While this feels painfully futile, my broken heart and weighty concerns move me to write I guess, in a feeble attempt to wake the sleeping to an imminent tragedy. This problem of ‘racism’ a problem dangerously underestimated in its magnitude “allowed...

Black Roses in Atlanta

It is 6:00 am and I’ve just finished packing. I’m headed home after having presented to over 300 students from Clark Atlanta University at The Robert W. Woodruff Library on my birthday It was truly my dream audience…young, enthusiastic, gifted...

If you can’t beat them, be them!

If you can’t beat them, be them! When I began my research on multigenerational trauma and African Americans I reached out to a mentor and colleague, Dr. Maria Yellow Horse Braveheart. I had read several of her articles about historical trauma about the impact of...