Thoughts and Prayers: The New Normal for Survivors

American culture is that of the detached. Every couple of weeks the news is threaded with stories of gun violence and flamboyant instances of mental health issues. When the debates start about gun control, each side rallies for their beliefs but what about the survivors? An interesting tag line appears too often now: 'thought and … Continue reading Thoughts and Prayers: The New Normal for Survivors

The Conversation About Women in Crisis Still Needs Attention

Today there are more avenues to help women in crisis than there have ever been. Outreach programs and other resources are available because people finally recognized that there is a problem. Battered and abused women are no longer compelled to live in fear and confusion. Even though society has made great strides, the attitudes concerning … Continue reading The Conversation About Women in Crisis Still Needs Attention

Daily Inspiration: Repacked Food Feeds School Children

Hungry school children, now have more options out of the cafeteria. Elkhart school district in Indiana has teamed up with a local nonprofit, Cultivate, to repackage unused food from schools and turn them into individual frozen meals. In one school 20 school children receive meals to take home. It's amazing to consider the amount of … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Repacked Food Feeds School Children

Daily Inspiration: Communities Heal Together

The mosque attacks in New Zealand killed 50 people and injured many others. The tragic loss of life in Christchurch was met with immediate condemnation. The Prime Minister Jacinda Arden has pulled the country together with immense empathy and promises of tighter sanctions on assault weapons. In today's video students in the Christchurch community showed … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Communities Heal Together

Daily Inspiration: Learn to Cry, It’s Good For You

Nikki Giovanni is a poet, educator and activist. She has received many awards and honors throughout the years including: several NAACP awards, the Langston Hughes Award and Woman of The Year for several publications. She continues to share her work with the world with her latest collection, A Good Cry: What We Learn From Tears … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Learn to Cry, It’s Good For You

Daily Inspiration: Conflict Resolution Goes Beyond Impulse

Tensions were at an all time high during Trump's presidential election. Some have said many of his rally's promoted intolerance and incited violence. An incident between Rakeem Jones and John McGraw resulted in McGraw receiving one year of probation. In today's video, Jones talks about concluding the incident in court and having a heartfelt moment … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Conflict Resolution Goes Beyond Impulse

The Civility of Internet Interaction is Waning

The World Wide Web is turning out to be a angry place. The rise of the internet has birthed something inside people. Comment threads on social media highlight the darkest and contentious thoughts that people have. While in the past, they would just remain thoughts; people seem to be spouting their dislike everywhere. Jobs have … Continue reading The Civility of Internet Interaction is Waning

Daily Inspiration: Protect Our Girls From Sexual Assault

Sexual assault has been flooding the news outlets with murmurs about high profile figures such as Judge Kavanaugh and Bill Cosby. Sexual assault is often hard to prove and difficult to prosecute unless it is reported immediately and evidence is readily available. Often times women opt not to report due to shame, fear or the … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Protect Our Girls From Sexual Assault