4 Questions with Author Shaniqua Rischer

What was your main inspiration for writing the book, The Boy Who Would Be King: 7 Lessons from the Life of David? I didn’t have a primary inspiration. Honestly, I just could not avoid writing the book. One of the book’s chapters/lessons was focused on a lesson God was teaching me as I started writingContinue reading “4 Questions with Author Shaniqua Rischer”

4 Questions with Artist LaShonda Cooks

What was your main inspiration for your exhibit, Hair Story: The Myths, Magic, & Methods of Black Hair? My primary inspiration for Hair Story was a poem by the late great Rage Almighty, a renowned poet based in Dallas. I was at an event and heard him perform that poem. It echoed in my soul.Continue reading “4 Questions with Artist LaShonda Cooks”

Why?

Why do people grab their purses when they see me walking by? Little do they know I’ve never stolen anything in my whole life. Why is my natural hair considered so unprofessional? Yet, other ethnicities can work with colored hair and tatted skulls. Why am I deemed unworthy of a seat at the table? Yet,Continue reading “Why?”

Exchanging Ashes for Beauty

I grew up in the foster care system in Michigan. My mother had been sexually assaulted at the age of fourteen and conceived me. As a result, the sum of her childhood traumas led her to turn to drugs and prostitution. She had six children by the time she was twenty years old. My siblingsContinue reading “Exchanging Ashes for Beauty”

The Boy Who Would Be King: 7 Lesson from the Life of David

Shaniqua Rischer is a dynamic Minister, Author, and Spiritual Leader. You may be familiar with her writing through her God Morning devotionals, where she poignantly shares the Word of God each week day. She has expounded on those teachings by publishing her third book, “The Boy Who Who Would Be King: 7 Lessons from theContinue reading “The Boy Who Would Be King: 7 Lesson from the Life of David”

Praying and Parenting During a Pandemic

It is official. It has been declared a pandemic. Those words kept ringing in my ears over and over as I watched news reports from various stations. The World Health Organization had declared Covid-19 an official pandemic on March 11, 2020. I remember googling the definition of pandemic; as I had heard of it inContinue reading “Praying and Parenting During a Pandemic”

Sow

There was a farmer who wanted his crop to grow,But he was rather stingy and wouldn’t let his seed go. The winter brought a terrible drought, scarce was the rain,He was apprehensive. He wasn’t sure more seed he’d gain. Carefully he’d count a few and plant them in the ground,He’d even sow at night whileContinue reading “Sow”