08 Jul 2016

Talk Boldly – Today We Have To Talk to Each Other
I know that many of us are feeling devastated by the police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castille this week and now today the painful murders of the Dallas police officers gunned down at a peaceful protest. We had only begun to recover from the grief of those lost in Orlando weeks before or manage the anguish we feel as we see the death tolls reported on evening news every nig...

23 Jul 2015

A Tribute to the Charleston 9
The Confederate flag has come down from the state capitol building in South Carolina and many people have applauded the raised consciousness, conviction and the action of South Carolinians that made it possible to topple the divisive symbol. I am concerned however about how quickly our nation will forget the innocent lives that were sacrificed for this revelation and change. The Klu K...

22 Jun 2015

Charleston: A Wake up Call Louder Than the Rest
What are we to do? I am still in shock about the killing of nine parishioners at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina by a young white gunman who apparently wrote a manifesto of racial hatred born of deep ignorance. I know that, like me, many people are still trying to find a way to process this tragedy which is quite difficult as we are sucked in by the 24-hour news c...

07 May 2015

Leaning With You
It is with great pleasure that I welcome guest blogger Cristina Hernandez as a contributor to my blog. Cristina is VP of Business Development and is an extremely talented member of my team. I hope you enjoy her words as much as I do. Vernā By Cristina Hernandez Our country is talking about death. The tragic deaths of black men at the hands of police – Freddie Gray, Michael Brown...

29 Apr 2015

Bring Your Hope to Baltimore
I watched much of the sensationalized “Baltimore is on Fire” CNN coverage. I followed the tweets and Facebook comments about the “riots” in Baltimore (my home town) until 11 pm last night, upset by the misrepresentation and saddened that this is happening yet again. I woke up this morning in my high rise condo, the sun reflecting off the harbor and into my large windows and I thought: I ...

06 Mar 2015

All Lives Matter
All Lives Matter: Bring the Conversation to Your Holiday Table Washington Park, New York City – December, 2014 “Black Lives Matter!” While thousands of New Yorkers were doing their holiday shopping on a Saturday afternoon, I found myself on the City’s streets surrounded by a throng of the most diverse young men and women I have ever seen. I later learned that more than 50,000 people g...