Skip to content

Sensationalism and consumerism aside, the fourth Thursday in November typically kicks off the season of gratitude and giving. Whether you are a spiritual person, a person of color, or a plain old optimist, you are no stranger to looking for the rainbow after the storm or finding meaning in the midst of a mess. As…

Read More

Made official by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2008, July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. The National Alliance on Mental Illness named this awareness month in honor of author and advocate Bebe Moore Campbell.  According to the National Institute of Mental Health, some of the disparities impacting minorities include limited access to…

Read More
musician

As opposed to examining modern-day critiques centered on commercialization versus creativity, the purpose of this article is to highlight the vast and undeniable benefits of music. Whether stimulated by lyrical content or mesmerizing beats, music moves and empowers us in many ways. It has been shown to increase attention span and memory. It spreads awareness…

Read More

Whether you’re carrying on the family name in politics, medicine, corporate America, ministry, sports or entertainment, your business is inherently impacted by your relationship. While some are able to clarify roles and establish mutual understanding about values and mission, others allow the family drama to bleed into the business. Consequently, the quality of the family…

Read More

“How can you watch that crap?” a colleague asked me. Her word choice revealed her disdain, rather than her curiosity. She wasn’t really asking about my interest in Empire, she scorned me for watching. I’ve been asked similar questions about related issues, in both social settings and professional circles. Whether responding to questions or critiques about…

Read More

In light of the recent announcement of the impending divorce of Kordell and Porsha Stewart, stars of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” therapist Dr. Shatavia A. Thomas of drshayspeaks.com weighs in on setting expectations for personal relationships. 1. Know yourself. Reality television broadcasts an interesting mix of entertainment and everyday life. The very notion of…

Read More

This article seeks to neither debate the legalization of marijuana, nor discuss the gateway drug theory. The focus is not to defend or reject the research correlating marijuana use to physical and psychological symptoms. Let’s not talk about how it’s a natural herb from the earth or how the government should figure out a way…

Read More

What is bullying? Bullying is not merely teasing. Like harassment, bullying is all about intent. Bullies use their power or influence to purposely harm others. Bullying generally falls into four categories. Verbal bullying involves name-calling someone names or making hurtful remarks about a person’s appearance, race, gender or sexual orientation. Examples of Physical bullying include…

Read More