Fertile Ground


I wake up to an all too familiar feeling that has greeted me over the last several years. The awakening of my femininity. I draw my knees to my chest feeling the softness of my silk nightgown. Run my hands up my thighs and through my locs. Arch my back and exhale loudly. Subconsciously I…

Stand Up To Stand Your Ground


The traditional presumption in the law—from the advent of the Hebrew Bible through the creation of Roman law, English common law, and American law—has been that if you could spare human life, it was incumbent upon you to do so. With “Stand  Your Ground” (aka “Shoot First”) laws, the National Rifle Association (NRA) and its…

Cory Booker for US Senate


  Newark Mayor Cory Booker has defeated three experienced politicians in a New Jersey special election Tuesday to become the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate. The democratic wunderkind and current mayor of Newark beat out U.S. Reps. Rush Holt and Frank Pallone as well as state Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver in a race clogged by…

Fall


Fall is the calmest season. Things willfully adjust from the unpredictable heat of the summer to the peaceful, reflective times of the fall. And while it appears that everything has died by winter, when spring arrives you realize that they were just moving from one stage of life to the next. During the fall they…

Many Faces One Dream Tour Coming to Atlanta


Many Faces One Dream Tour Coming to Atlanta August 11-13, 2013 ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Georgia District Office and the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), the nation’s leading Black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, will host an economic empowerment conference for communities of color at the Atlanta…