1. Failing—A Blessing in Disguise

    It’s that time of year again … parents everywhere are shopping for supplies and clothes for their kids to go back to school … adults are gearing up to continue their education (IF they allowed themselves a summer break!).   I’ve always been a proponent of continuous education. That’s part of why I became a professor, and why I continued my education pretty much my entire life. Now, as y…Read More

  2. REAL Independence Requires Financial Freedom

    We ALL want our independence. Right? But REAL independence requires financial freedom. So how the hell do we get there? To that place of true independence and freedom? Here’s my advice: You let go and let God. Money is a heart condition. You’ve GOT to let go of the control. When you have faith that God has your back—that God has a PLAN for you—you can trust the process, no matter what you…Read More

  3. The Black Woman Millionaire’s Biggest Block to Success

    Last week, I met about 150 of my sisters in my delicious Dallas, TX for The Black Woman Millionaire Transformational Experience™. And let me just say … I nailed that name, y’all!!! Because it WAS transformational. Deeply, beautifully transformational. And I’m just gonna say it, girl … I looked AMAZING!! I am rebranding—I’m creating a sufficient condition to move from the Internet to …Read More

  4. No Relationship with God/NO $$$$

    As part of my tribe, you may have recently heard me talk about dissolving the distance between you and Spirit, to become a Black Woman Millionaire™. But what does that really mean, exactly?? It means you ARE God. God is you. #stickwithme If you really start to embody that you truly are God—then all that’s left is dissolving the distance between you and Spirit. It’s About Letting Spirit Mov…Read More

  5. Celebrating Independence

    I love July! July represents independence. #Freedom!! Officially, we know July 4 commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on the same day in 1776, when the United States officially became its own nation. #holla #lovemycountry And we celebrate! We party, right?? Of course, we are grateful to those who have defended our country to KEEP us FREE. We get together with family, friend…Read More

  6. For All the Single Mommas … Who Are Mother AND Father

    For All the Single Mommas … Who Are Mother AND Father I was raised by two single moms (at separate times) - Momma and Nanna. Here’s a photo of them both walking across graduation stage at Stanford, and another in the Rodin Sculpture Garden. #iamloved It was a lot for each of them, in different ways. Momma was taking care of her four siblings AND her own four kids. Nanna was just getting by on …Read More

  7. For My Dad

    Last weekend was Father’s Day. For me, there’s only one small problem: I don't know who my dad is. I don’t know what he looks like. Here’s a stock photo I found. In my imaginings, I think he might look a bit like a poet— lean and tall, with deep, intelligent eyes, and high cheekbones (what we on the streets would term a “pretty mf”—with swag for days!). Here’s what I DO know: He …Read More

  8. Our Father, President Barack Obama

    When I thought about the Fathers I wanted to honor this month, you KNOW I thought of our president. I mean … yes, he is our first Black President, of course. #holla!! But we (Black America) fell in love with him as Our Father, too. Here’s just some of what I love most about this man: ♥ He is a model for Black Men – for ALL men, worldwide – to be great fathers. ♥ He LOVES his girls. Bla…Read More

  9. God The Father

    Last month, I honored Mommas. Now, it’s time to appreciate and acknowledge the brothers and fathers among us who love us.   For me, that starts with God.   Momma always took us to church. All my life, I have memories of being part of one. The denomination was irrelevant. The church provided food, clothing, babysitting, vacation bible school, after-school programs, etc. I even had my …Read More

  10. For Uncle Jesse

    This month, I’ve featured mothers on the blog, to acknowledge the impact they have made. But today, I want to make sure to acknowledge the MEN who mother us, as well. Generally, women are considered natural "mothers," thereby "nurturers." In fact, a number of us have been nurtured by fathers, brothers, pastors, and uncles. The man who has "mothered" me the most in my life is my Uncle Jesse. Uncl…Read More