The Power and Beauty of Black Love – Part II

The Power and Beauty of Black Love – Part II

To be honest, I struggled greatly with writing this blog. I constantly thought, “what do I know about black love” or “who am I to write about black love”. My upbringing, in terms of my family dynamic, has led me to doubt myself when I think about black love, black marriage to be exact. And […]

The Resilience of Black Women from the Voices of Black Women

The Resilience of Black Women from the Voices of Black Women

You can’t celebrate Black History month without celebrating black women. Through their resilience, black women have played a very significant part in our history and they continue to today in so many different ways. Following discussing the strength of black men Natasha and I want to focus on the resilience of black women by hearing […]

The Power of Beauty and Black Love – Part 1

The Power of Beauty and Black Love – Part 1

My very good friend Natasha and I are doing a 4-week blog series on Black Love in honor of Black History Month. Below is the first part of our discussion on black marriage in our final week of our series, written  by Natasha Shorts (@NotedByNatasha). To view previous blogs from our series click here. I grew […]

The Strength of Black Men from the Voices of Black Men

The Strength of Black Men from the Voices of Black Men

As we continue to understand the necessity and depth of black love we wanted to break down the strength and resilience of black men and women individually so we can appreciate  their power together. First, we will focus on the strength of black men by hearing from five black men we know who agreed to […]

Black Self-Love Matters

Black Self-Love Matters

Who told you? Who told you you’re ugly because your skin is too dark? Who told you you are bad or a threat because your skin is dark? Who told you you have bad hair because your hair is big and kinky? Who told you you are unintelligent because you don’t speak “proper English”? Who […]

But God

But God

The other day I was listening to one of my favorite Christian leaders, Christine Caine. As I listened to her Passion Conference sermon I was struck by her words like always, but this time a statement really resonated with me. She began by talking about all of our “but God” statements (ex. But God, I’m […]

Do You Want In?

Do You Want In?

Fully Known It begins, “I’m fine, I’m fine, I’m fine.” The line repeated over and over. The lid starts coming off… No, stop. “I’m fine, I’m fine, I’m fine.” I swear. Smile; just smile. Just for a while. No one will notice. It’s all in your head, You can control this. No. I’m not fine. […]

Three Reasons Why God Blesses People

Three Reasons Why God Blesses People

• 2 minute read • “The blessing of the Lord makes rich…” There are times in our life when we are overwhelmed by the fact that we’ve been blessed, having received something great that’s truly more than deserved. It is a powerful, compelling moment. (I bet Steph Curry felt at least somewhat that way in his […]

Our Father Who IS

Our Father Who IS

• 1.5 minute read • Written by: Marlene Dixon Our Father who IS. When we think about who God is, we might take a moment to ponder all of the names that he calls himself, and that his children called him. We could take months to do this, as there are over 80 names of God […]

Is This Christmas?

Is This Christmas?

• 1 minute read • What is the purpose of Christmas? Is it blow up polar bears, Is it Christmas light competitions, Is it angry people standing in long lines, Is it stressing out trying to find the perfect gift, Is it watching our favorite NBA teams face off, Is it baking and eating Christmas goodies, […]