Black, Educated, & Single? Why?

Just a mindless question… This has been asked a million times I’m sure… Why does it seem like the higher the black individual excels in education and career, the harder it becomes to have a successful relationship? Granted, there are some black professionals and graduate students who are in successful relationships, but the majority that…

Heart Vs. Mind

Heart Versus Mind: Emotional Addiction Being torn between whether to follow the heart or to follow mind can become one of the most overwhelming feelings that someone can experience. Suppose your heart feels that you should make a certain decision, but your mind opposes it.  Which do you follow, your heart or your mind? What…

WTP: A Sit Down with Terri Abney

This week on We The People, I speak with Terri Abney, a Washington DC born actress who can be seen in OWN’s Greenleaf and the critically acclaimed film Loving. In honor of the Academy Awards airing next week, I wanted to speak to her about her journey as an actress, her thoughts on diversity in…

WTP: The Benefits of a Growth Mindset

Dr. Carol Dweck in her book Mindset states that “The passion for stretching yourself and sticking to it, even (or especially) when its not going well, is the hallmark of the growth mindset.” She asserts that its not ones talents or abilities that bring about success — but whether we approach our goals with a…

WTP:Everyone Needs A Champion

In her 2013 TED Talk, renown educator Rita Pierson proclaimed that every young person needs a champion to believe in them and push them to be the best. We all at one time or another needed a Champion. Who are you championing now? Who are you believing in to be and do better and become…