It’s Holy Week: My Journey Back to Church


A year ago this month, I decided I was going to attempt to take my faith in God seriously. I grew up in a Christian home with parents who were very much like biblical scholars but often times poor in application when it came to their marriage. Their divorce and inability to get along hardened […]

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Heads Up: Says You Need To Know Me


  Over at VerySmartBrothas, we get lots of e-mail–many of which are press releases. This morning I opened our inbox to find a press release announcing Hello’s 25 Black Women You Should Know About, a list that includes yours truly! Obviously you’re already ahead of the game, because you know (of) me (since you’re […]

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Branding Myself Without Losing Myself


In case you didn’t notice, I am in the middle of a redesign or reorganization of my blog. After a year or more of collecting dust with a very lazily-modified Thesis theme (basically, I just changed the link colors), I decided I needed to make my website a little bit more personal. So, this is […]

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4 Ways to Learn More About Me & My Work


It’s been a busy past few weeks. Between GRAMMY week decompress (still need to blog about that!), VSB press, client work, and my looking for a job (yeah, about that…), my life has been a bit hectic. I did manage to squeeze in four interviews you can check out: I talked with W Social Marketing […]

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VerySmartBrothas: From Blog to Book to TV

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So. This happened. It’s all been happening kinda fast, but if you didn’t know, we (meaning released a book a few weeks ago, called Your Degrees Won’t Keep You Warm at Night: the Very Smart Brothas Guide to Dating, Mating and Fighting Crime. Panama Jackson and Damon Young (fellow co-founders and generally awesome writers […]

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Dear Internets…


So much has been going on! I’ve started running. I went to the GRAMMYs. I helped release and launch a book. I planned and promoted 10 happy hours around the country, all on the same day. I started a women’s bible study group….about dating. And I still have to post about my last day and […]

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Haiti Day 3: Bonne Année!


Note: This is the third entry in a series of posts about my first visit to Haiti on Dec 30-Jan 2. You can read the first post here, and the second post here. The events in this post took place on January 1, 2011. It was New Year’s Day in Haiti and we woke up […]

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Haiti Day 2: My First Clinic Day


Note: This is the second entry in a series of posts about my first visit to Haiti on Dec 30-Jan 2. You can read the first post here. The events in this post took place on December 31, 2010. The day started super early at 5:30 am. We were served a somewhat peculiar (to me) […]

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Haiti Day 1: Travel Day, First Impressions & Accommodations


Note: This is the first post in series reviewing my first four days in Haiti, on my first trip to Haiti. I know I probably sound like a silly American in my posts, but please bear with me. Thanks! I didn’t sleep the night before my flight to Port Au Prince, due to my nervousness […]

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Back From Haiti


Back from Haiti. Sad that I was only able to be there for four days. Wish I had spent more time there with the team.Awesome way to bring in the New Year. Haiti was great. The country is beautiful. So are the people. It’s not nearly as scary as Western media would have you think. […]

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Why I’m Not In Haiti Right Now


According to my calendar I am supposed to be in Haiti right now. Oh, but I am not. Instead, I am laying in bed in my apartment in Manhattan. Let’s rewind, shall we? Sunday morning around 5 am I was on my way to my friend Karen’s apartment. Karen is someone I have met through […]

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