Nice Guys Don’t Finish Last, But They Should

Watching "This Is Us" has spawned new dawn of life lessons about love and relationships. I wrote an article about my fears of marriage and motherhood, but now I want to dwell on how people think being nice is a compatibility factor. Beth consistently rebuffed Randall but he never took her reservations seriously. His niceness …

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Toni Morrison: Queen of the Black Gaze

Chloe Ardelia Winford changed my life. She was gigantic and beautiful. You may know her as Toni Morrison.  As of August 5, physical presence is gone, but her spirit and legacy live on forever. I was assigned Beloved in high school and her work introduced me the essence of being a woman. Now that I am …

I Took The Day Off

“Girl, get your money” Tank and The Bangas, a soulful group from New Orleans, spoke these words on a song that really registered with me. It’s a pep talk I give myself very often. You should see me in the mirror, whipping my hair and singing, "Gotta get the money real quick, real quick"! I …