Bernita: Trauma, Depression & Being There For Everyone

What I started to write about I wanted to write this as a Black History Month Trauma Article but I couldn’t. I wanted to set apart the differences between how black kids are supported during times of trauma and kids of other colors. I wanted to tell about the disparities and disproportionate support systems offered at schools that support black and brown kids as opposed … Continue reading Bernita: Trauma, Depression & Being There For Everyone

Honoring Black History, Present, and Future Through The Lens Of The Village

One Voice honors black history, present and future three hundred sixty-five days a year through our fight for black children’s right to an excellent education. We do this because we understand the value of The Village, a makeshift community of skinfolk who have each other’s back, picking up the slack wherever we find lack. Throughout the history of dark-skinned people from the African diaspora, The … Continue reading Honoring Black History, Present, and Future Through The Lens Of The Village

Bernita: #AlleyGirl, A Published Author

Detroit mother, family advocate inspires community conversations by sharing her own captivating tale of surviving sexual assault and battles with depression. As the #MeToo and Women’s March movements embolden women across the nation to stand up and tell their stories, Detroit native and revered community advocate Bernita Bradley brings readers a raw, honest look at how she reclaimed her voice and her soul after surviving … Continue reading Bernita: #AlleyGirl, A Published Author

We’re Back! Happy New Year From One Voice

The special occasion champagne flutes have been long tucked away in the china press filled with pretty things that go ever untouched and the newness of the new year burned clean by January 2. If you are a black woman in America and have watched the news for any length of time, it’s possible you were triggered by the stories of physical and sexual violence … Continue reading We’re Back! Happy New Year From One Voice

We Cannot Solve Issues of Equity Until We First Acknowledge the Problem

Equity starts with admittance. Equity starts with acknowledgment. Equity starts with accuracy. Admitting that all children are not educated the same and, most importantly, should not be educated the same explains the need for equity. To be quite clear, this brings the acknowledgment that equality can be an enemy of equity. When we open our eyes to this fact we see a need to make … Continue reading We Cannot Solve Issues of Equity Until We First Acknowledge the Problem

Start With Love

He started a humanitarianism meeting with “First I start with Love because I love every one.” I can’t even remember the gentlemen’s name but we would go on to discuss inclusion and how as a nation we humanitarians must practice inclusion. Including everyone in all aspects of life means you think about the other person’s reasoning for wanting to exclude others. It made us think … Continue reading Start With Love

Motherless Child: A Black Boy’s Trauma

He was seven years old, riding in the backseat of his fathers black Bronco. I drove up alongside him happy that I’d come across them at the light. My nephew pointed a toy gun at me that looked more real than fake and ducked back down below the window. When he noticed me his eyes lit up as he turned to his dad. “It’s Auntie … Continue reading Motherless Child: A Black Boy’s Trauma