Go UnF*ck Yourself: 7 Factors in Optimizing Life in 2020

Like many of my conscious brothas and sistahs, my last ten years have been off the damn chain! The whos, whats, whens, wheres, and hows of the last decade have been extraordinary! We can’t be serious. Did you see the President? What about the Pope? We elected Donald Trump as US President and the Pope got in trouble for giving charity to the poor. It doesn’t matter if you’re religious or not, even scientifically, we are effin screwed! We’re in a real live IDIOCRACY! The only thing we can consciously…

Black Parent Chronicles, Chapter 1: An Open Letter to My Daughters

Dear Harper and Harlow, Firstly, Daddy loves you beyond the end of time. I am and will always support both of you, for you two are my greatest creation and inspiration, and because of this, I have a reason to live and a purpose to live for. OK, now we got that sentimental shit out the way, let’s address the reason why I felt compelled to share this letter to you. Well, because, as you read this some day, I’m sure one or both of you will ask, “You doing…

I Am My Sister’s Keeper: Atatiana, Sandra, Korryn and Why I Won’t Be Silent on Tomorrow’s National #DayOfOutrage

I retreated, the weight of the headlines, the trauma of being a black woman in America too much to maintain my sanity. I retreated to the safe place. In solitude. A place where I learned as a little girl to block out the noise and the danger, to whisper prayers quietly, where my black skin blended with the darkness and I could be small in a sea of vast emptiness that will not hurt me. But, I can’t live there. I can’t make money, and kiss babies and create art.…

Black in the Day…The Passing of a Civil Rights Legend

October 24, 2005: On this day, Rosa Parks, the woman known as the “mother of the civil rights movement,” died. Parks turned the course of American history by refusing in 1955 to give up her seat on a bus for a white man. Rosa Parks , née Rosa Louise McCauley, (born February 4, 1913, Tuskegee, Alabama, U.S.—died October 24, 2005, Detroit, Michigan), African American civil rights activist whose refusal to relinquish her seat on a public bus to a white man precipitated the 1955–56 Montgomery bus boycott in Alabama, which is recognized as the spark that ignited the U.S. civil rights…

Please Share With Current HBCU Students: Apply to Apple’s 40 Million HBCU Scholarship Program

Overview The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) in partnership with Apple is proud to present the Apple HBCU Scholars Program to outstanding students attending a Historically Black College or University. Eligible students should be currently working towards a degree in an undergraduate, Masters, Law or Ph.D. program. Selected Scholars will receive a $15,000 merit-based scholarship and participate in a 12-week internship during the summer of 2020. Each scholar will be assigned an Apple mentor throughout their experience, receive an opportunity to develop key skills, enhance their resumes and help launch…