Unapologetic Black women are taking back our power


Naomi Osaka is working hard to normalize being an unapologetic Black woman, and I’m here for it By: Takirra Winfield Dixon/Salon I am Black and alive, and that’s half the battle today. Seriously. I woke up. No cops shot me in my sleep or on the street. I didn’t get charged with a crime I didn’tContinue reading “Unapologetic Black women are taking back our power”

The Worst Thing You Do When Introducing Yourself, According to an Expert


Everyone suffers their fair share of awkward interactions from time to time, whether you forget a former acquaintance’s name when you run into them or find yourself blanking on all the pertinent details about your work history mid-interview. And while the odd faux pas can be forgiven, according to etiquette experts, there’s one major mistake that always makes aContinue reading “The Worst Thing You Do When Introducing Yourself, According to an Expert”

12 Year old begins his Sophomore year at Collage


Two year old Caleb Anderson could read the United States Constitution. At three years old he qualified for MENSA and learned French, Manderine and Spanish. Though Caleb qualified for MENSA at age three, he joined at age five. His family said they were told he was the youngest African-American boy to be accepted at theContinue reading “12 Year old begins his Sophomore year at Collage”

Walgreens cashier who used her last $20 to pay for customer’s items inspires neighborhood to pay it forward


Rita Jackson Burns is a cashier at the Walgreen’s located at 8413 Stella Link in Houston. She spreads kindness just by being herself.  Turns out she has a heart full of gold. She teaches us when we’re genuinely kind, our impact is infinite. Rina Liou met Ms. Rita on Monday, September 7.  Liou walked into the storeContinue reading “Walgreens cashier who used her last $20 to pay for customer’s items inspires neighborhood to pay it forward”

Covid 19 “Exhale”


It’s a lot, the world! Civil Unrest, a pandemic virus without a cure, ecomonic crises, looming unemployment. In the last few weeks, I’ve gone from kay sera sera to a dark place  Its sadness and depression. Too sad to cry.   My new normal is work, supermarket and home. For nearly two weeks, I avoided allContinue reading “Covid 19 “Exhale””

Ask the Rodfather: Real people DO cry!


STOP CRYING! MAN UP ! DON’T CRY, IT MAKES YOU LOOK WEAK! MEN, DON’T CRY! IF YOU DON’T STOP CRYING, I’M GOING TO GIVE YOU SOMETHING TO CRY ABOUT!  These wise tales, have damaged generations of people, particularly men.  Crying is a very natural emotion that has nothing to do with strength or character.  ForContinue reading “Ask the Rodfather: Real people DO cry!”

Ellen DeGeneres gives $20,000 scholarship to Texas teen told to cut his dreadlocks or miss graduation


  Ellen DeGeneres and Alicia Keys are lending support to a Texas teenager who was told that he won’t get to walk at graduation if he doesn’t cut his dreadlocks. The singer presented DeAndre Arnold with a check for $20,000 to go toward his college education when he appeared on “The Ellen Show” Wednesday. “I’m super proudContinue reading “Ellen DeGeneres gives $20,000 scholarship to Texas teen told to cut his dreadlocks or miss graduation”

Planning My Father-Daughter Dance Without My Dad


My father, even in death, is teaching me that grief doesn’t have to overshadow joy. Photos courtesy of Lilly Dancyger. By: Lilly Dancyger When I thought about the part of a typical wedding reception where the groom dances with his mother and the bride dances with her father, I seriously considered not having a receptionContinue reading “Planning My Father-Daughter Dance Without My Dad”

Slutty Vegan founder pays off balances of 30 more Clark Atlanta students


By: Blue Telusma/The Giro The founder of popular Atlanta restaurant The Slutty Vegan made headlines this month after helping a Clark Atlanta University junior pay off his outstanding tuition fees. Now she’s back, and doing it again – for 30 more students! The founder of popular Atlanta restaurant The Slutty Vegan made headlines this month after helping a Clark AtlantaContinue reading “Slutty Vegan founder pays off balances of 30 more Clark Atlanta students”

Switzerland: Are the Swiss the most honest people in the world?


Photo: Depositphotos A study that compared rates of civic honesty in 40 countries around the world has revealed that Switzerland is home to the most morally correct people, at least when it comes to returning wallets with cash in them.   Does the amount of cash in a lost wallet impact how likely a person is toContinue reading “Switzerland: Are the Swiss the most honest people in the world?”