Filling Up to Finish the Journey

By Dawn Onley In approximately 10 days, we will be mid-way through this year. Although hard to believe how quickly the time has flown by — the same as every year — the milestone marks as good a time as any to assess where we started in January, where we’re headed in December, and where we are…

Shaking Things Up in 2017

By Dawn Onley Happy New Year! May your grandest wishes come true. May your deepest longings be realized. May you try a new road if an old road dead ends. May you believe once again in fairytales. And may your inner warrior be unleashed. This year, I will be relentless. I will ask for what I…

2017: Shabooya, Sha-sha Shabooya Roll Call!

By Samantha McKenzie You may remember the Shabooya Roll Call chant from back in the days. Or perhaps you caught a glimpse of the rhythmic cheer when it became popular in the movie “Get on the Bus” or “Bring It On.” If you haven’t heard of it at all, go ahead and YouTube it. Steeped in African-American…