In the case of Junior Versus The Citizens of New York City

In April of 2010, I wrote a blog post entitled “Are You Your Brother’s Keeper”. That post was a based on an incident that took place on April 24th, 2010, where a homeless man was brutally stabbed while saving a woman from a knife-wielding attacker.  The homeless man was left to lie in a pool [...]

Don’t Let History Make You a Slave

Don’t Let History Make You a Slave

Recently Kanye aka Yeezy went on yet another rant. This time stating that slavery was a choice. Obviously he’s disturbed and I’ll leave it at that. Clearly slavery was NOT a choice, but you you know what is a choice?  Friendships. The people you choose to be in your inner circle.  Your squad, your tribe. [...]

The Art of No

It's funny how children love to say “no”. After mama and dada, this is more than likely a child’s next word.    Kids say no to everything! Water, food, sleep, you name it.  They say no just for the hell of it. No hesitation, no concentration, it just comes out so easy.  Interesting how things change [...]

FREEdom…

I am Black. I am female. I am a single mother. I am a Haitian-American. These labels make me beautiful. Each and every one of them make me the woman that I am today. Such a powerful mix… and yet each one of these labels contributes to my feelings of bondage. Have you ever felt [...]

Suicide… you don’t have to be crazy to contemplate it….

Life.... it's funny.  You can be staring someone right in the eye and have no idea the pain they live with every day.  We will never say that we are hurting.  We will never tell.  We are too busy making sure the world is a better place while suffering in silence.  We are awesome.  Everyone [...]

The Anencephalic Infant; Are They People Too?

The use of anencephalic infants as an organ source has been a hot button issue for years. Anencephaly is defined as "a central nervous system abnormality that is characterized by congenial absence of the forebrain, skull and scalp". Infants with anencephaly do not typically live more than a few days. Death is certain in their [...]

When Enough is Enough

As technology continues to advance, people are becoming more and more reluctant to believe that Persistent Vegetative State (PVS) is irreversible and are therefore more willing to hold on longer to their loved ones. Brain imaging allows physicians to see the structure and function of the brain as well assist them in locating areas of [...]