Spring

Experts Give Tips on How to Spring Clean Your Life This Season

by LaShieka Hunter

It’s spring again. A great time of year to declutter, reorganize, and refocus. With the season of renewal now in full swing, we turned... Read More

Flawed and Fearless: How a Severe Burn Survivor Wears Her Scars Like Diamonds

Flawed and Fearless: How a Severe Burn Survivor Wears Her Scars Like Diamonds

by Princess Gabbara

Alyssa McDonald was two years old when she accidentally knocked over a pot of scorching hot melted butter directly onto her face and part... Read More

How African-Americans Can Break the Cycle of Inherited Poverty

How African-Americans Can Break the Cycle of Inherited Poverty

by Jazz Keyes

I became heir to my parent’s financial mismanagement and generational debt. By the time I was conceived, my father and mother had not only... Read More

Snapped or Trapped? What the Facebook Killing Teaches Us About Mental Illness

Snapped or Trapped? What the Facebook Killing Teaches Us About Mental Illness

by Nina Hemphill Reeder

Recent headlines surrounding the suicide of suspected Cleveland killer Steven Stephens have once again brought the topic of mental illness back into the national... Read More

Jaimee Ratliff_Yoga Teacher

Twerk and Stretch Your Way to Better Health with the Hip-Hop Yogi

by LaShieka Hunter

Who would have ever considered combining yoga and hip-hop? Atlanta native Jaimee Ratliff did and the result has been incredible. The certified yoga instructor... Read More

Common on Adversity and Young People of Color

Common on Adversity and Young People of Color

by Sylvia Snowden

There’s an old saying that “if White America has a cold, Black America has the flu.” Well, that old saying is now being backed... Read More

Fitness

Stay Fit Anywhere with a HIIT Workout Routine

by Danielle Pointdujour

Summer’s coming.  That means that we’re in the home stretch when it comes to getting our bodies snatched for a summer slay.  If you’re... Read More

Organ Donor

Organ Donation: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

by Tomika Anderson

Sometimes love has the power to be lifesaving in ways one could never expect. Just ask Spring, Texas-based human resources manager Dwight Deserne. Five... Read More

Micah’s Voice: Raising Hope During National Autism Awareness Month

Micah’s Voice: Raising Hope During National Autism Awareness Month

by LaShieka Hunter

April is National Autism Awareness Month and Sharhonda Stockman, wife of R&B singer and Boyz II Men member Shawn Stockman, is extremely busy. She... Read More

Superwoman

Put Down Your Cape: Solving the Black Superwoman Syndrome

by Jazz Keyes

We live in dire times where racial friction, political pressure and racial socialization equally remind us just how uncomfortable it is being a Black in... Read More