Author: Bernita Bradley

To Be Young Black And Gifted: Black Males Shine Bright

I met this young man leaving the building where I work. Dapper and debonair his mere presence alone made me want to know more about him. Just leaving an interview for a summer intern position, he not only captured my attention but stuck around and held a twenty minute conversation as he carried my belongings from the car back into…

Silence In The Midsts Of Life And Death

We don’t know what else to say. We don’t know how to say it. Silence is everywhere, every time a school shooting happens. Why? Because people have said everything possible to get our government to move on stricter gun laws. I’m not talking about that right to bear arms type of move. I am talking about save our children from…

Summer Schedules; Have You Planned Your Childs?

Summer Vacation will be here before we know it. Parents are happy that we can sleep an additional 30 minutes and don’t have to worry about uniforms or school traffic. And we get a break from being the homework police.   But there is a downside for most parents. Our kids are home with nothing to do. When we were…

Motherless Child: A Black Boys Trauma

He was seven years old, riding in the backseat of his fathers black Bronco. I drove up alongside him happy that I’d come across them at the light. My nephew pointed a toy gun at me that looked more real than fake and ducked back down below the window. When he noticed me his eyes lit up as he turned…

These Dads Are Everything We Need To See In Our Communities

No, it’s not Fathers Day yet, but I thought I’d get a head start on celebrating a few amazing dads in our community. When you think of amazing role models and loving fathers it just warms your heart to know that there are men who are actually doing the work that sometimes goes unnoticed by a larger audience. The part…

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