When you think of segregation, the Civil Right’s movement probably comes to mind. A time when African-Americans fought and even died for the right to go to schools of their choice, the right to vote and fairness in housing. So, fast forward several decades later and the stark reality hits that too many communities in
In this podcast episode we speak with Dr. Maryann Akers. She imparts knowledge to help us understand sexual abuse victims and why they sometimes stay with abusers. We also explore the mindset of the offender and discuss whether or not they can change. We must continue the important discussion about sexual predators to be able
It’s been a week now since the Surviving R Kelly docu-series shocked and disgusted the nation on the Lifetime network. The #MuteRKelly movement has picked up significant steam and there have been more conversations about sexual predators. However, the black community is still divided on how we move forward. As crazy as it seems, there
In this podcast episode we dissect the revelations in the new Lifetime Network docu-series, Surviving R Kelly, and the much broader implications of race and rape culture. It’s a tough but necessary discussion and it is our hope that it will encourage you to continue the conversation. Let us know what you think at https://gethappywithj.com/.
As we evaluate this past year and prepare for a new one, a good thing to do for yourself is to banish negativity. It’s not difficult to do but will be one of the most rewarding things you can do for yourself. Listen to this last episode of 2018 to get some tips. Happy New
On Friday, Trump signed the First Step Act bill, which could easily be considered a miracle during this unprecedented time of political chaos. This federal prison reform bill is a huge leap forward in righting some of the many wrongs of the justice system. Listen as more details of this bill are explained in this
In this awkward interview, I got to chat with my husband about his hip replacement surgeries. It was informative and funny, and I doubt I will ever be able to convince him to do it again. I give him credit for trying it at least once. Love and Merry Christmas from the Woods.
This podcast episode is extra special to me because I had the chance to speak with another mother who has lost a child. She lost her beautiful son four years ago in an accident. Since suffering her tragic loss, she has worked hard to overcome her grief. She is living an amazing and full life.
We are continuing our discussion about black women and sexuality in this podcast episode. We delve deeper into the myths and stereotypes about women of color. There is a historical component that can’t be ignored, so we take it all the way back. The Jill Scott viral video was the initial inspiration for this discussion,
The recent viral clip of R&B star Jill Scott getting intimate with a microphone was the inspiration for this podcast episode. It made me want to explore the stereotypes and myths about black women and sexuality. It’s a difficult discussion because it’s rooted in both racism and sexism in this country. From the moment our