Seeing Color

CelebratesCulture.OpensDialogue.Loves.OffersHope.Reconciles.

September 14, 2018

So rich in culture and heritage, I'm a proud native of New Orleans, La. Yet, it was also where I was often reminded that I was annoyingly educated and a well-spoken black (or not-black-enough) girl. Simultaneously ridiculed and celebrated, the sum of my experience grow...

July 17, 2018

There are revivals happening all over the world – in Africa, in Asia, in South America; grass roots revivals reminiscent of the first century church; starting in back alleys, shanty towns, in poorly lit rooms, and in nondescript homes. The spirit of the Lord is moving,...

July 11, 2018

“Why be colorblind when we can be colorFULL instead?”

asks Dorena Williamson, author of ColorFull: Celebrating the Colors God Gave Us.

It does not matter what hue of brown--whether peach, chocolate, or cinnamon--talking about the beauty of skin color and ethnicity is a c...

July 4, 2018

I am a white woman.

I married a black man.

Marriage is hard enough when two people of similar backgrounds and experiences unite.  However, our marriage is an example of what’s possible between two people with opposite backgrounds unite through work, intention and love. I...

June 19, 2018

"You get a car! You get a car! You get a car! You get a car! Everybody gets a car!" 

It's one of the most iconic moments in daytime television. Picture it (or just YouTube it): First Oprah gives away 11 cars on her wildly successful talk show. Big deal, right? But the...

June 11, 2018

As a child growing up in Virginia Beach, VA, I never really thought about my name, it was essentially just how people identified me.  In the A.M.E. church my family attended and raised me in, there were several other girls that had the same name as me spelled different...

June 4, 2018

A few weeks ago, I took the MegaBus early on a Saturday morning from DC’s Union Station to New York City for a reading I was giving from my new poetry collection, Strange Children. I got there about 45 minutes early because this was my first time on MegaBus and I wante...

May 15, 2018

Breaking news! We are experiencing a disease that is taking over America and is detrimental to the ability for the country and our communities to flourish. Go get tested immediately…do you have a case of “analysis paralysis”? Really!?! I was expecting something so much...

When I had to remove a splinter from my daughter's finger for the first time, I googled it. 
When I needed to know what day of the week Memorial Day fell on last year, I googled it. 
When I craved a recipe for Chicken Parmesan? I googled it. 

We live in a Google socie...

I woke up the other day thinking I needed to look up the word "acumen". Not at all certain what it meant, but knowing the root was probably 'acute', I realized that today, like many other days, my (God)Daddy was playing a game of 'hide-and-go-seek' with me. You see, Hi...

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Our hope is to inspire authentic love, celebration, and care for people--of all beautiful shades--that will guide us into a better world.