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Breathless …. Without AIR…. We Can’t Breathe

It’s ironic that Americans are caught in a pandemic, which the CDC has us wearing masks. The masks are supposed to protect us from the air of other people that may be infected with coronavirus and protect others from us, in the case that we are an asymptomatic...

GOT Episode 3:All About God

Spiritual Revelations If you are like me, you see God and spiritual revelations in everything. And, I’m a Game of Thrones fan! Episode 3 had so many spiritual connotations that I couldn’t help but write about it! Redemption and Forgiveness: God can use your enemies to...

Play By Your Own Rules

Lesson for life: Life is so funny... the waves turn so much. Friends come and go and loved ones pass away or leave to greener pastures. I love the quote: Go where you’re celebrated, not tolerated. But, I’ll remix and say Go where you’re truly loved, where people see...

New Poetry Book Offers Renewed Hope After Hardship

A new collection of poems from professor, playwright and author Chalet Jean-Baptiste explores themes of resilience and rebirth after adversity.  In ReLive, published August 14, 2018, Jean-Baptiste addresses her own struggle to find new life after a series of traumas...

Enslaved

In 2005, Dr. Joy DeGruy Leary, a social worker and clinical psychologist, wrote a book called The Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing. The book addressed and researched the residual effects that slavery had on African...

Mother Of A Decade

It’s 2013 already….and before you know it, it will be Happy New Year again. But this year is special to me because I turned 33, which means all sorts of revolutionary things will be happening. I’m at Great Wolf Lodge seeing myself in the reflection, staring at my...

Olympus Has Fallen Or Has It?

In these perilous times, we have become too close to danger. It has affected our community, neighbors, friends, and families. On September 11th, 2001, I remember a beautiful, sunny day and how quickly it changed. At the time, I was living in Brooklyn, NY and was...

Temptation

Last Friday, I was sitting at home trying to decide whether to clean my house or make a long-awaited dinner for my family, my friend, Kelly, called. She was going to catch an early morning movie to see Tyler Perry’s latest movie Temptation. As much as I love Tyler...