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    This week I lost not one, but two First Ladies. One I knew personally and the other I didn’t have a relationship with at all. Yet, I celebrate both their lives the same and here’s why.

    Once I decided I would live a life where I prayed for everyone – including those who...

    It never fails! I go to a specific event with expectations of a very specific outcome and it never fails. I ALWAYS come away with something not even close to what I wanted or even expected.

    This past weekend I was invited to be a featured author at a popular literary ev...

    The harrowing story of what happened to me that 120-degree day in the Middle East which changed my life forever is a long one, so I won’t tell it here. Nonetheless, a couple of weeks after 9/11, I found myself in the Middle East – strapped with a nine-mil on my waist s...

    How often have you tried to solve the riddle but gave up because you keep getting stuck? How often do you lose sleep because you know you’re underpaid, underappreciated, and 100% misunderstood?

    I’ve been there myself so I know how tricky this riddle can be. My history o...

    Loyalty is great when it’s given to those who are truly looking out for your best interest. Unfortunately, sometimes it’s misplaced. I was in my car yesterday listening to the news and was made aware of some disturbing statistics.

    Did you know according to a poll by the...

    Career changes are often seen as professional growth. Yet, we get so caught up in the excitement of what could be that we avoid performing an honest assessment of our personal growth. And yes, it takes a lot of courage to step out on faith, especially in an unstable jo...

    As a product of being the first generation out of The Projects, I am committed to showing Black America to stop thinking as if our only choice is to go crawl into a hole for the next four years. After all, who is Donald Trump to make us uncomfortable, to take away our...

     

    “We start together, we finish together”. That was my unit’s motto when we were called back to active duty after 9-11. After watching those twin towers fall, I remember being so down for the cause that I gladly left the comfort zone (not to mention the great pay) of co...

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