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How Bill Killed Netflix and Chill

(This article first appeared in the Philadelphia Sunday Sun.) As an African-American woman, the Bill Cosby trial was unsettling. A part of me hoped that the charges were simply a misunderstanding or an attempt to extort the incredibly successful comedian, actor,...

Healing

Healthy Boundaries for Mental Health Month

If you've ever been an Uber or Lyft passenger, you're aware of the 5-star rating system. I recently had a Lyft experience where I had to give someone 1 star. I immediately got the following message from Lyft's customer service: "if you rate a customer 3 stars or...

Abuse Survivors and the Desire to Be Loved

Growing up abused as a child distorted the true definition of love. Instead of seeking the comfort and protection of a man, I looked instead for validation, someone who could fill this void in my heart. But because we associate pain with love, we inadvertently...

Triggers

A pedophile died on Sunday (or was it Monday?). And I posted how happy I was and that I was praying for the boys he sexually abused. But as I scrolled through Twitter and my Facebook timeline, I was shocked at the number of people who were paying him respect. They...

Faith

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Reviews

Book Review: Debbie

**Trigger Warning** It's taken me a while to finish this book. Not only because I've been dealing with personal issues, but because her story his heart wrenching. I cried throughout many parts of the book and constantly wondered why her story went on for so long?...

Movie Review: Spotlight

I'm probably one of the last people on earth to see this movie, but I'm glad I finally did. It was my intention to see it in the theaters, but plans suddenly changed and due to personal circumstances over the past few months, it completely slipped my mind. So shout...