Girl, they can not deny you your greatness because it’s already in you.

Dear Sha’Carri:

I have been a fan of track and field since I was a little girl watching Carl Lewis and FloJo beat the world at their respective Olympic Games. Those two were at the top of…

A word that means so much to many.

Freedom means to be yourself. You are your only you. Even if you’re a twin, you’re not exactly like your sibling. You have your own likes and dislikes. You have your own dreams and hopes. You know what you want for your…

Pet owners show off your pet’s fashion.

I don’t dress up my dog. My dog is a pitbull boxer mix. He’s a big dog and hates wearing clothing. Every time I put something on him, it gets torn to shreds. The only thing my dog will wear is his collar…

Never a Dull Moment

The one thing that I can say about being a teacher is that every day there’s something new. That’s what keeps things interesting. Between asinine administrators, half-crazed coworkers, and cell phone-addicted students, every day is a docu-drama on urban education.

In my experience, administrators have never…

Our Democracy is in Peril

This is a big deal. Biden needs to move ahead on ending the filibuster and pass the voting rights bill. It is about damn time.

This is important for Black and Brown people. This is important for Indigenous people. Racists want to roll back voting…

Drink some Cow Juice!

Milk, an essential breakfast staple, is having its day — which is today. National Milk Day allows those who enjoy the white elixir to give it special attention.

Now, there are many who will state that cow’s milk isn’t good for the human body. I’m not…

Welcome to the Journey

I have reached 400 followers! Actually, I’m at 401! I’m ecstatic! This is so great!

Thank you to those who have been with me since Day One. You are my ride and die readers.

Thank you to those who have joined the journey over the past…

Shirley Jones Luke

Shirley is a poet and writer. Ms. Luke enjoys reading, fashion and travel. She is working on a manuscript of her poems and an essay collection.

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