A SON BEATEN TO DEATH ON TV: Is this a new norm for Black American moms?

(Caution: This post may be difficult to read) The sensationalism of Black versus Blue killings in our society is off the spectrum, in my opinion, and it is creating dire consequences. In my opinion, there are so many things wrong with seeing Tyre Nichols beaten to death on national television repeatedly. But does anyone care?Continue reading “A SON BEATEN TO DEATH ON TV: Is this a new norm for Black American moms?”


My Black American history most intimately begins with these two – Willie Mac Lonon and Lonnye Jenkins Lonon– my grandparents. I am blessed to have known them both (my grandfather died when I was seven, my grandmother lived to see me graduate college), and I lived with them for a while when my mother wasContinue reading “BLACK (EXCELLENCE) HISTORY AND LOVE MONTH: A little ditty about Mac and LJ”


Jesus said, “It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea than for him to cause one of these little ones to stumble. Be on your guard. If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him.” Luke 17:2-3 CSB IContinue reading “PRO-CHOICE PASTORS? NO PRAYERS FOR THE BODY OF CHRIST? YES”


Ketanji Brown Jackson represents a long-awaited decision with historic implications. Along with her stellar academic vita, Florida roots, and impressive career in law enforcement, Jackson will become the first Black woman to sit on the United States Supreme Court. A feat, years in the making. While only three Republicans voted in favor of the nomination,Continue reading “SUPREME MOVES”

ETO/Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority 60th Chapter Charter Day

On February 10, 1962, sixteen phenomenal women chartered Eta Tau Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority in the small town of Ocala, Florida.


I am sharing a message I placed on Facebook this Sunday because a beautiful, bright, and talented young woman died over the weekend. Her name was Cheslie Kryst, and police reports state that she committed suicide. When I heard of the news yesterday afternoon, I instantly remembered that this was the young woman who wasContinue reading “Suicide”

Your Work Matters

ReallyLeah’s UnHotMess Series 2. 2021. Your Work Matters. One of my passions is to help you discover and conquer so you can live your best life. I want you to rock, because your work matters. But are you doing your work, or are you doing the work of those who matter to you?

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. 1908. Happy Founders’ Day.

The first and the finest. Happy Founders’ Day, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. #AKASorority #AKA1908 #AKA113 #AKAFoundersDay

No Hidden Legend

No HIdden Legend. Katherine Johnson’s body was laid to rest yesterday after services at Hampton University. As we celebrate women throughout the month of March (and hopefully every month), I salute Katherine’s fearless contribution to NASA and the future of the United States space program! She is indeed a hero to our country and all STEM girls.

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