Category Archives: Suicide

Suicide & How My Brother Saved Me From Drowning


Suicide & How My Brother Saved Me From Drowning. What a beautiful writing and how amazing to be saved by your brother! This is a must read.

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Entertainment Today: Lil’ Wayne, Meek Mills, Nicki Minaj, and Sex With A Grudge


Not every black person knows about the story of Emmett Till. In fact, I am going to be honest and say that I have confused the story of Emmett Till with Medgar Evers. As I have heard both stories, what … Continue reading

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Destiny’s Child: Michelle Williams Talks Overcoming Depression


Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child had this to say about her moderate battle with depression: “We’re taught, ‘Just go to church and pray about it. The Lord is going to heal you.’ Well, in the meantime, I believe God-gifted people, … Continue reading

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Committing Suicide: How Media Attention Makes People Pull The Trigger


Over the last few weeks I have been inundated with different instances of suicide. I receive phone calls from individuals who are or have experienced forms of domestic and/or sexual violence. For some it has happened in their marriages (to … Continue reading

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The Attitude of Desperation- How to Promote Yourself


I am desperate to experience the life that I believe is predestined for me. Unlike some of the definitions of “to be desperate” or “desperation”, I do not mean that I am living in despair. I am not depressed or … Continue reading

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Junior Seau: Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and David Russell Duerson


This February 17, I could not put together words that would pay homage to Dave Duerson, my friend. So, I did not speak. I published a poem on leadership that I read at the Nation’s Capitol last year in honor … Continue reading

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