4 Proven Ways to Be Calm Amongst the Crazy

Read in 9 minutes  When I was pregnant with my son, Christian, I experienced some of the most trying times in my life. The pregnancy had sapped all of my energy, my youngest daughter at the time, Ariel, was only one years old and my oldest son, Nile, was three. They had tons of energy […] …

Why Public Housing is More Than Meets the Eye

Read in 5 minutes“It’s like they took everything bad and dumped it in our town”. The hollow words of an East St. Louis adolescent still echo in my mind (Savage Inequalities by Jonathan Kozol). Prostitution, drugs, poor sewage infrastructure, polluted air quality, dilapidated schools – all in one place.  We pass by them every day, […] …