Monday, June 22, 2015


There are resources and options available to New York City youth. Please feel free to share!


There are geniuses among us, that do not get the notoriety they deserve. Media would have many believing all inner-city children perform subpar. Financial assistance is often given to special needs students. But what if support (widespread support, honorariums of $10,000 let's say), were to be offered to high achievers from culturally and socioeconomically and disadvantaged backgrounds. How would that affect our students' performance level?

Friday, June 19, 2015

How Do You Handle Social Media Rage?

I have been noticing something lately on social media. A question gets posted in a group; folk chime in with their responses. A younger (usually a sistah), when encountering an opinion that is contrary to her own will blatantly disrespect an older sister. The older sister, feeling attacked, may go into a whole spiel of who they are, what they do, how much they have/own and have accomplished.

I take a different approach. If that person doesn't have enough sense to be respectful of someone with a different opinion, I ignore them and let them stay right there...can't school a fool that ain't ready to learn.

So should this happen (and it might) to any of my fellow queen divas...look at the comment, laugh and say to yourself, "Well, well, well, you are quite the little firecracker, aren't you?" Ignore it. We have careers, children, family, goals, responsibilities, community that ALL require our focus...If that firecracker wants to be Almighty Queen of the Facebook Post, so be it.

Don't give rank strangers the power to destroy your mood or your day.