Speaker, facilitator and instructor of topics related to professional/career development and women issues. Believes in social change through education and dialogue. Blogging my thoughts is a therapeutic approach to my daily stress at work.

I have always liked writing. Not that I am a great writer (although many have said I am) but I sometimes have a lot to say. BlogHer is my forum to hopefully write something well said.

These blogs are my opinions and are based on my experiences in life as well as being a Veteran. They should never be construed as the opinions of my employers or any organizations I may be associated with.

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And Still She Rise…In Death

As a young Black Girl growing up on a Caribbean Island; I didn’t know racism. I stumbled upon it for the very first time in a small town outside of Fort Polk, Louisiana while serving in the Army. From then, I confronted it head on whenever I thought I saw it. ...more

Worst Workplace: The Battlefield

Today, this Memorial Day; we the American people honor those who worked in the worst workplace of all and paid the ultimate price. We honor those who served in the most dangerous workplace. The battlefield!...more

Jordan Davis and Fears for Our Black Sons

[Editor's Note: On February 15, the trial for the murder of 17-year-old Jordan Davis ended in the conviction of 47-year-old Michael Dunn on lesser charges, including second degree attempted murder, evoking memories the trial of George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin killing. --Grace]...more
I am so afraid for my own white son just by virtue of the fact that he's my child, and parents ...more

Fifty Years Later: We are not Free


Hunting down the Headaches

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Deep Dive


Black Boys/Men in America: Beware!

Every thing discussed can be valuable for young black men. Where we are missing the boat is not ...more

Denying Death: A Second Time

 Death is high on the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale. For many years I feared death.  I have been fortunate to count funeral attendance on one hand.   I just don't do well with them although I have only gone to three in my entire life. Yes…one, two, and three. They say death come in threes. It did in my first blog about death. ...more