Herina Ayot

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Tension and Release:A History of Jazz and Sex

Jazz, at its very core, is sex. The one begs the other. Harmonic tension, rhythmic…

Disney Celebrates Black History Month With “We Are Doc McStuffins”

If you ask a kid, any kid, to name a famous basketball player, you’re more…

Birth Control for Men:Could it Work?

“If you have to choose to keep one and lose the other—gun to your head—which…

Female Sexual Dysfunction(Yes, It Exists)

My mother once told me that she never liked sex.  She has always been the…

FOR GENTLEMEN ONLY:How to Make a Sophisticated Drink for a Special Lady

A man’s choice in drink is a sign of maturity. Just as a man’s ability…

Love, Politics and an HIV Test

Picture this.  A social club on the outskirts of a busy city. Inside, two bars…

Why African-American Books Should Be Required Reading for All Americans

Black history is not just for Black people. Just as the world is not painted in…

REVELATIONS: Finding Opportunity in Life’s Journey

Let’s get one thing straight: I’m the star of the show. My life is a…

[CONFESSIONS] Making Peace With My Mother (and Myself)

First, I thought I had malaria—the infectious disease born from parasitic mosquitoes that infiltrates blood…

[CONFESSIONS] Lost Him, Found Myself

It was in the nights I spent letting my tears trickle onto my lavender pillows,…