A Candle for Remembrance: A Juneteenth Working

Standing in the present, on the ground of history and with one foot in the future, I hold the significance of today in my heart and my mind. To step into a future with willful intent, I must acknowledge the size of the step before me, and shine a light so that I can see it. [Read more…]

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My 30 Day Challenge: Week THREE of a Different Kind of Black History

How do we move forward in our spirits if we cannot heal the pain of the past, or even acknowledge it? This is a question I hope we continue to ask ourselves. [Read more…]

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Loving My Blackness: A Personal Reflection

I love how my skin is a mixture of the history of my past. It is the color of the trauma of rape, and yet is the symbol of resilience. It is the color of a revolutionary, and an agent for change. [Read more…]

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My 30 Day Challenge: Week TWO of A Different Kind of Black History

In Week Two of this challenge to look beneath the surface of what is usually taught as history, I am continuing to find very interesting, valuable and educational resources for understanding some of the layered levels of complexity within Black culture. [Read more…]

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My 30 Day Challenge: Week One of A Different Kind of Black History

As promised, here is a listing of the posts from Facebook for the first week of the 30 Day Challenge. Sharing the joys and sorrows of the ancestral history of Black people has been an enlightening process for me. [Read more…]

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My Thirty Day Challenge: A Different Kind of Black History Month

The history we have learned about Black people, Africans, Atlantic slave trade, the middle passage, US laws, the constitution, social injustice, crimes of humanity here against other races, Jim Crow, and current policies that are targeted at specific races are streamlined in a way that leaves out the truth. [Read more…]

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Gratitude in Practice: Embracing Today

Finding reasons to connect to our gratitude can be important to the process of spiritual connection. It is important to recognize that the liberties we often take for granted are the very ones that others have to do without. [Read more…]

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Not That Far Away: Honoring My Mom on Mother’s Day

Three years have passed since she died… three years and a couple of months. And every year the pain is easier to bear, but her presence is harder to feel. I think the more that time passes, I realize that one of the things I do have is the understanding of how much I really am my mother. [Read more…]

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Stepping Into Who I Am: Nappy Headed Goddess Part Two

I have learned a lot about who I am as a person through the process of reclaiming my natural hair, and now I understand why my mother did this, too, at about the same age. [Read more…]

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Acknowledging the Complex Process of Coming Out on “Pagan Coming Out” Day

Pagan Coming Out day is a powerful day in so many ways. Not only does this day act as a type of religious diversity day, and a stance against religious discrimination for Pagans. It is also meant as a means of support for those who are able to be open with who they are spiritually as Pagans. [Read more…]

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