Support Oakland’s 1st LGBTQ Community Center!

  As amazing as it sounds, Oakland has never had its own LGBTQ center. This is the first in the city's history, and the two founders are Joe Hawkins and Jeff Meyers, two amazingly dedicated and dynamic individuals who are wholeheartedly committed to enhancing and sustaining the well-being of Oakland’s LGBTQ individuals, our families and allies. They … Continue reading Support Oakland’s 1st LGBTQ Community Center!

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Are you “Woke” or still “Sleep”??

What does it mean to be "Woke"? This term has seen a resurgence recently and become, in my opinion, quite trendy. What the general public now knows as "Woke", was at one time referred to as "conscious," and it's existed in the collective Black community for a very long time. It seems to be one … Continue reading Are you “Woke” or still “Sleep”??

Superficiality VS Authenticity & Realness

I've been contemplating this concept of superficiality versus authenticity for some time now, because it feels like lately I've found myself in situations that highlight just how many or how few folks that I interact with, fit into one of these categories:  superficial: existing or occurring at or on the surface; apparent rather than real; shallow; not … Continue reading Superficiality VS Authenticity & Realness

Time 2 change the image of Black Women in America

Throughout my transition from a young Black girl, to a Black female teenager, to a  43 year old Black Woman, I have been witness, directly and indirectly, to the challenges that being a Black female in this country inherently brings. There are currently, and have been some powerful, national images of Black women as successful, accomplished … Continue reading Time 2 change the image of Black Women in America