The Ferguson Shooting Has Me Scared for My Son

The Ferguson shooting and so many incidents like it scare me. ...more
I share your pain. more

BlogHer '14 Closing Keynote: Meet Us at the Intersection of Race, Gender, Feminism & the Internet

For many years we've programmed conversations at BlogHer conferences that talk about leveraging our online platforms for good. Those conversations are designed to be equal measures inspiration and instigation. This year, in fact, we have an amazing break-out panel scheduled entitled Going Beyond "Armchair Activism." Because there are certainly those who think conversations on the web and "hashtag activism" don't really effect change....more
This looks excellent.  The only perspective I wish you'd add into this broader conversation that ... more

What Maya Angelou Knew

It is a gray and misty day, hovering somewhere between lovely and lonely. I am sitting on my train, riding into the city, as to my right the Hudson river looms, placid and colorless, doing its best imitation of a lake. ...more
With that wide smile, she helped us all accept our beauty and our gifts.  She expanded the ... more

8 Must-Visit Restaurants in Miami During BlogHer Food

With foodies around the country gathering in Downtown Miami for BlogHer Food 2014, there is one thing on everyone's mind...well, aside from all of the learning and inspiration, of course! That thing? It's FOOD. Obviously. BlogHer Food is a short event but that doesn't mean that there isn't time to explore the culinary side of Miami during your stay! Check out any of these 8 Must-Visit Restaurants in Miami during BlogHer Food and you'll go home with a full belly and a smile on your face. ...more
I don't know if I will have time to hit these places up BUT I will save. Thanks more

Daydreaming of Him

 Daydreaming of my late husband and musings on my marital rings....more
So Raya  I didn't know any of this. But reading this piece was like watching a movie with sound. ... more

Michelle Obama Posts #BringBackOurGirls Selfie. Will It Really Help?

Here's the latest twist in hashtag activism: Wednesday afternoon, First Lady Michelle Obama posted a selfie holding a sign reading #BringBackOurGirls. It's not exactly a "selfie", as the professional photo shows the First Lady in the White House, looking both dignified and concerned. ...more
For me its both a local and global problem. Just as many of us would not have known about ... more

Every Waking Moment Doesn't Need To Be Blogged

Anybody that knows my daughter and me know that we love being on the move. From the time she was a tiny baby up to now, she's been my roadie for the last few years. Once I started blogging and writing about our adventures, forget about it. We were up and down the road creating blog-worthy experiences and Pinnable moments. I feel incredibly blessed for the opportunities that we've been able to have because of my work, and they have really enhanced our lives. ...more
Your point is well taken Brandi.  Kinda scary how the digitization can start running your life. more

Fast and Fabulous: Green Goddess Quinoa Salad

When we're told to "think green," we immediately flash to this incredible Green Goddess Quinoa Salad recipe. Protein-packed quinoa, mixed with edamame and kale, is tossed in a creamy avocado and fresh herb dressing. Really, there is paradise in every bite of this fresh and fantastic salad. ...more
Love quinoa and I am definitely trying this recipe. more

RIP Karyn Washington, Founder of For Brown Girls and #DarkSkinRedLip

Karyn Washington, the inspirational founder of the blog For Brown Girls, committed suicide on April 8, according to Madame Noire. She was only 22. Stunned. #KarynWashington...more
I feel physically ill.How can I help? more

Age is a Reality Black Boomer Bloggers Are Creating for Themselves.

Women's History Month is quickly drawing to an end but I cannot allow that to happen without alerting you to a small group of black boomer bloggers who are functioning in social media very much under the radar.  We are all women of a certain age, which means we do not define our lives by our age alone. And we are are all black Americans.  But without reading us,  you have no idea that we are alike on the surface only....more
I encourage all of you to get off the wall. more