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The third Monday of January, every year, is the commemorative celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Growing up, the day has always been significant because it wasn’t just a day out of school, it was a...
Recently a country artist was removed from his label after a clip went viral where he is heard using the "n word" at home with friends. Many people were outraged and questioned this action, comparing it to cancel culture...
Growing up, February was so important to my family because my our roots run deep. All of my grandmother's brothers served in the military and each served during wars. My grandparents were sharecroppers in the south; they spent the...
I am an African-American teacher who loudly and proudly celebrates Black History Month. It brings me so much joy, yet so much anguish. Every February, I brace myself for my colleagues' collective groan as they feel forced to teach...
Election season is somewhat like a holiday for me, a long and visceral one, but a holiday nonetheless. I know not everyone feels this way between the hateful ads, the constant debates, and the loops on the news. Most...
If you are like the thousands of other white women over the past few months, you have been balancing Zoom book clubs on white fragility, becoming Anti-Racist, getting Untamed, or maybe finding your Enneagram type to help you learn...
“We can disagree and still love each other unless your disagreement is rooted in my oppression and denial of my humanity and right to exist.”-James Baldwin To say the least, 2020 has been exhausting for many reasons. There have been deaths,...
  “I don’t like dark skin.” These are the exact words said about my 3-year-old black daughter by another child. This is a very personal matter for all parties involved. I am not going to get into details about why,...

Show Him He Matters

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They laid him in my arms at six weeks old. My husband and I had a little less than three hours after saying yes to our foster care manager's request to when we arrived at the office. Wrapped in a...
I am black. My husband is white. Before becoming a mom, I always wondered what my kids would look like. We now have two beautiful mixed children. As we are raising them, I am beginning to wrestle with questions...
                                            Let the record show, my mother raised me, so let me humblebrag for a second, I think...
I grew up monolingual. Even though I took several years of Spanish in high school and in university, I was nowhere close to being able to hold a conversation with a native Spanish speaker. I only became bilingual once...
February is Black History Month. This is a month that pays tribute to African American men and women from the past and the present in history, science, politics, journalism, art, and many other areas. I want to take this...
I am going to admit something, I was complicit in my views. I was a HUGE R. Kelly fan, as well as all of my friends and why wouldn’t we be, R. Kelley has sung the soundtrack of my...

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Wine Tasting Around Indianapolis

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I’m not going to lie – I enjoy a nice glass of wine often. Sometimes two. I like to call myself a wine tasting...