Living Saved, Single and Unhappy

While my parents were teaching me to be the best student I could be, my Christian faith taught me to…

Amiri Baraka Told You Tonight’s Golden Globes Would Happen
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I forgot the Golden Globes were on tonight, and I tuned in just in time to see Kerry Washington not…

Choosing to Pursue Happiness
"Happiness to the Extreme," photo by Karthick Makka via Flickr/Creative Commons

I could have had this blog entry completed and posted yesterday, but I chose to spend time I could have…

My Best Posts of 2013

I’m a little late on looking back, but I wrote 67 posts in 2013. Here’s my top 10 list of…

Why Mrs. Carter Will Not Set You Free
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I said I wouldn’t write about this because I knew I wouldn’t download the album until after Christmas and my…

The Jesus in Grandmama’s House
Italian Christ

In “The Comfort of a Sweet, Black, Dreadlocked Jesus,” I recalled the image of Jesus Christ as depicted in a painting…

What I Learned While Blogging Like Crazy
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I almost did it. #BlogLikeCrazy has come to an end, and I came close to meeting the goal of posting…

Food, Family and a Little Conflict for Thanksgiving
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Yesterday’s Thanksgiving dinner—or whatever you might call the meal you eat at 3:00 p.m.—surprised me. First, the food was amazing….

5 Things I’m Both Thankful for and Happy About
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It’s the obligatory Thanksgiving Day post. Mine is composed of the few things I’m not only thankful for but happy…

What makes me a feminist?
What I'm reading as a student of history and feminism

What makes me a feminist? I’ve been thinking about this question since my feminism history class last night. We were…

‘It’s a Different World’ from what this trailblazer thought, but we still love her
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  It’s rare you hear a speech other than a eulogy that’s sad, beautiful, encouraging and unexpected all at the…

Smiling to False Standards
Me at age 5 or 6

I recently came across a post on a Facebook page asking women what they didn’t like about themselves when they…

The Feminist First Lady Question Continues
First family 2009

Since reading a few comments to “Michelle Obama is role model, but maybe not a feminist one,” my most recent…

I’m a Terrible Student, but I’m Still Learning
Bart Simpson at the board

At around 5:00 pm yesterday, I looked at the clock and the work I still had before me to complete….

How Well Do Kids Know God?
children praying

I watched a video on Facebook today of a little who might have been four or five years old mimicking…

Why Losing Your Virginity Is Always a Public Spectacle
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I could probably blog for a year on all the issues brought up in this interview   with 19-year-old London art…

How to Support a Writer
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  I can think of at least three things I’d rather be doing right now instead of writing a blog…

First Lady Love (The Other First Lady)
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  No, not Mellie, even though I am writing this after Scandal. At a housewarming party last week for a…

The Battle Is On

I’m writing and posting this way later than I intended, because this morning, sleep won the first battle and the…

Public Sexuality and Private Privilege
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I got a surprise during a recent visit to a public library to use a computer. I looked up from…

Don’t Think About This on Veterans Day
Army, Navy, Air Force perform joint helicopter deployment training

The first story I heard today about veterans was about was about former soldiers returning home and becoming firefighters because…

Flawed Women, Fearless Writers
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I started to title this post, “Braving the Bitch,” or “Free to Be Bitchy,” but I was afraid readers would…

Rethinking Celibacy
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  April, the only character on Grey’s Anatomy who identifies as Christian and the only one who has conflicts about…

Pure Black Power
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A note about today’s post: I have a bi-weekly column on National Catholic Reporter, and I plan to use these…

Notes from a Daughter of Greatness
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“Intergenerational Prostitution.” These words greeted viewers at yesterday morning’s Daughters of Greatness breakfast. I’ve become a regular attendee at the Ali…

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