In My Father’s House Is Not About Placing Blame…

Caption: Our family on the red carpet at the Chicago Premiere of In My Father’s House. Let me start by saying “thank you” to everyone who has gone to see our film In My Father’s House. While Che and I have always considered ourselves to be “open books,” this documentary opens up our home and…

My Family Is Featured In A Documentary… In AMC Theaters Today

I am so excited to share that our film In My Father’s House opens in 20 AMC Theaters nationwide today. In June of 2012, we moved into the family home of my husband’s paternal family. Shortly after our move, my husband began asking questions about his father, as he hadn’t seen him since he was…

Sponsored By The Lord…

Caption: Me attending Essence Fest in NOLA for the first time earlier this year. I’m sitting here at O’Hare Airport, waiting to board my flight to New Orleans, LA. This will be my second trip ever to New Orleans. Last year, my husband and I said that we wanted to spend our anniversary in New…

And The DNA Tests Revealed… Genetics, DNA Testing & Legacy

Caption: Me sitting on the steps of a Slave Cabin in New Orleans, LA I am so grateful for the people in my family – like my Aunt Gert, who keep track of our genealogy. In that sense, I have been more fortunate than most African Americans, because we have been able to trace my lineage…

My Job Is In Love With Me???!!!!!

Caption: Me at the DH Tent at Made in America in Philly last summer… #ALLDAY At times I’ve worked multiple jobs (at one point I was a Full Time student and had not one, not two, but THREE jobs). At one point I thought I wanted to be a lawyer, but soon realized that my…

More Time…

Caption: Photo taken by me from the passenger seat, on my way back to Chicago from Indiana. Lately I’ve been feeling like I need more time… More time to write. More time to read. More time to look around my mind. People think that when you become an entrepreneur, you’re going to have more free…

3 Reasons Why You Should Join Me at COSEBOC in Memphis

 Caption: me presenting at “Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority’s Inc’s Golden Alert Town Hall Meeting w/ MC Lyte.” Photo by Juan Anthony Images. In two weeks, I will be joining two of my Echoing Green – Black Male Achievement Fellows, to present at COSEBOC’s  (Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color) Annual Conference: A Gathering of Leaders…

What’s Wrong With The Phrase “Power Couple?”

Caption: Photo by Juan Anthony Images Every time I hear the words “power couple” I cringe. Whether someone calls my husband and I that, or I hear someone else use those words, it never quite sits well with me. When it comes to “power,” I cannot help but think about the opposite end of the…

Happy 5th Year Anniversary Che!!!

Caption: Our first photo together ever, the first weekend that we met in person after a month of talking on the phone. January of 2009. Che actually came to visit & speak to my class at Whitney Young! I think it’s totally appropriate and kind of symbolic that our five year Wedding Anniversary is on…

Coming Up For Air Really Quick

Hey everyone! I hope all is well. Can you believe that there are only 2 days left of this month? I’ve been working a lot professionally. This month has been all about fundraising, proposal writing, and preparing for our Spring 2015 Programs. For the first time ever, we are launching two cohorts at once, a…