At-Risk Soul

My soul senses collective emotional landscapes sifting through centuries of consequences caused by colonization and slavery the complex levels of trauma and healing are dizzying the struggle seems stifling sometimes… but thinking of  the next generations gives me fuel to survive & fight on and I push myself, to remind myself: it’s all about balance! […]

The Importance of inclusion in the Classroom

I’ve been reading a book called “Enhancing Adult Motivation to learn: A Comprehensive Guide for Teaching All Adults” by an author named Raymond J. Wlodkowski. He explains that sometimes in educational settings teachers are “not mean-spirited but, more likely, unaware that a perspective is missing, that a biased myth has been perpetuated, or that [they] […]

Scientists apparently Cure a Baby with HIV!

Washington, D.C. – A baby born with the AIDS virus appears to have been cured, scientists announced Sunday, describing the case of a child from Mississippi who’s now 2½ and has been off medication for about a year with no signs of infection. There’s no guarantee the child will remain healthy, although sophisticated testing uncovered just […]

Benjamin Franklin’s Daily Schedule

Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 – April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A noted polymath (highly skilled in many different areas), Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and […]

No Shame in my Game

Over the last several years I was involved in a very serious relationship in which I was dating a woman of another race. With dating I have never seen color and have dated women from various backgrounds. In my childhood my parents let it be known that “we” as a family have no color barriers […]

African Queen

When I hear the phrase “African Queen” several thoughts and images come to mind. I picture a beautiful dark skinned woman who is strong, intelligent, and fierce. I see a woman who is a leader and a symbol of Africa. I hear the word “Africa” and I think of the motherland, a vast wide continent […]

2013 Presidential Inauguration

Sorry for the delay, but better late than never. I’m extremely grateful that I was able to attend this historic event, in honor of President Obama’s 2nd term re-election. It must’ve been meant to be because I was able to come up on some last minute tickets from a friend at the gym (Eric Benson). […]

Mixed Marrow

In 2009 Athena Mari Asklipiadis founded Mixed Marrow; an organization committed to helping patients of mixed and multiethnic decent find bone marrow and blood cell donors.  The need for the program emerged due to the lack of available donors for people of racially mixed backgrounds. Of course, genetic makeup plays a role in finding a bone marrow donor, but many aren’t aware of the critical role […]

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