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… Continue reading The Power of Beauty and Black Love – Part 1
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… Continue reading The Strength of Black Men from the Voices of Black Men
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… Continue reading Black Self-Love Matters
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… Continue reading But God
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.… Continue reading Do You Want In?
• 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… Continue reading Three Reasons Why God Blesses People
• 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… Continue reading Our Father Who IS
• 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,… Continue reading Is This Christmas?
As athletes we have all been there. One last set. One last rep. One last sprint. We have been busting our butts all workout and are minutes away from being done. So of course, we go hard and finish strong. We push out that last set of squats. We run that last 100 meter sprint… Continue reading Whatever It Takes
• 4.5 minute read • Dear Younger Me, Congratulations! You’ve accomplished your childhood dream of becoming a collegiate basketball player. This is a huge achievement and something you should be very proud of! Now, let’s take a moment to look back on your journey and when your love for the game of basketball first developed.… Continue reading Dear Younger Me