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My Journey to the Motherland- Accra, Ghana Day 2

After 24 hours of traveling to get to Accra, I thought I would be exhausted. My excitement must have overridden the tiredness, jetlag, and time difference. The night before when we arrived at the Airbnb space we rented in The Gallery. We stocked the refrigerator with bottled water that my fellow speaker, Justin’s, parents had […]


My Journey to the Motherland

Never in my 40 years of living have I been so excited about Black History Month. That’s African-American history. That’s the history of African descendants who live (or have lived) in America. My first trip to the continent of Africa opened my eyes and gave me an even greater appreciation of who I am and […]


Give a Little Grace

Something made me sad then made me so happy at the airport recently. When I arrived at the airport at 5:30am, I wasn’t surprised there was a long line for security. However I was surprised it was allll the way to the entrance of the airport. Thankfully, I have TSA Pre-check and had already checked in […]


Expensive Lessons- My $1,200 Economy Rental Car

If you know me, then you know I appreciate free. But I think you’ll appreciate these expensive lessons I learned on a recent trip with a brand new experience. My first in-person speaking engagement (since COVID) March 8, 2020, I flew home from San Diego, California after an awesome speaking engagement for student leaders at […]


Why Honoring Juneteenth Matters

Yesterday, for the first time in history, Americans across the country honored Juneteenth as a national holiday. For years, many African Americans have celebrated the momentous occasion which commemorates the day in 1865. When former American slaves in Galveston, Texas, were finally informed of President Abraham Lincoln’s Jan. 1, 1863, Emancipation Proclamation and the end of […]