Sexual Violence and Black Women

Sexual Violence and Black Women

Women Thomas Jefferson authored the phrase most often associated with the Declaration of Independence, “all men are created equal.” When he wrote those words, Jefferson enslaved approximately 150 African American human beings on his lavish plantation, Monticello. ...
What is Love?

What is Love?

What is love? Surely, a single word can’t capture it all. Yet, we ask love to describe a wide range of feelings. Everything from a pair of shoes to a lifelong companion falls under the same heading. Let’s be honest, feelings for a new car are not the same as deep...
What Is Erotica?

What Is Erotica?

Erotica comes from the Greek god of love and sex, Eros.  According to the author, Aristophanes, Eros fathered humanity. “Firstly, blackwinged Night laid a germless egg in the bosom of the infinite deeps of Darkness. And from this, sprang the graceful Love (Eros). He...
Whiteness Has Its Benefits

Whiteness Has Its Benefits

Indeed, whiteness has its benefits. My wife, a Black woman, a well-dressed very professional attorney, stopped on her way home from work to purchase a bicycle for our daughter’s Christmas present at a local department store. When she wheeled it out of the store a...