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If You Noticed My Silence…

If You Noticed My Silence…

My last few months were spent being pounded by monster waves in this beautiful and at times ferocious sea of life. But I have, at last, found calmer waters, have surfaced for air, and am back at the keyboard. Thank you to all who sent healing prayers for my little one...

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One on One with ‘Alpha’s’ Star, Malik Yoba

One on One with ‘Alpha’s’ Star, Malik Yoba

He’s an award-winning actor, a playwright and a published author. He composes and performs original music and is a gifted singer, lyricist and poet. He’s a sex symbol. A motivational speaker. He’s a philanthropist and a father.  It is an impressive list of titles,...

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Where Do Broken Hearts Go?

Where Do Broken Hearts Go?

“If I should die this very day, don’t cry, ’cause on Earth we wasn’t meant to stay…” -Whitney Houston (Your Love is My Love) Forgive me for being blunt, but my grandmother died exactly the same way Whitney Houston did, alone in a hotel bathtub. Only, Grandma left a...

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Gordon Hirabayashi, 1918-2012

Gordon Hirabayashi, 1918-2012

If you don't know the name Gordon Hirabayashi, you should. He is an indisputable hero and icon of American history. Best known for being one of the few people to openly defy the government's unconstitutional internment of Japanese Americans during World War II,...

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Crips and Bloods Unite to Occupy Atlanta

Crips and Bloods Unite to Occupy Atlanta

Georgia Peace Education Program Director, Tim Franzen, shares the story of Shabaka Addae Guillory, a 20-year-old who joined the Crips at age 14, and Sherrod Britton, a 29-year-old Blood member. According to Franzen, the two became best friends during an impromptu...

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We’re a Culture Not a Costume (REPOST)

We’re a Culture Not a Costume (REPOST)

Fed up with the annual parade of white folks in blackface, "Indian squaws," and other culturally insensitive Halloween costumes on their campus, a group of students at Ohio University decided to do something about it. Members of the campus club STARS (Students...

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