March 15, 2018

If pain is a part of life; is suffering optional?

By Reggie Smith   When I was young, it often felt like the world was going to end when painful things happened to me and around me.  I […]
February 28, 2018

You are the light of the world; let your light shine.

​By Reggie Smith When I was very young, I was an angry child. I did not have any idea what I wanted to be in this life. […]
February 21, 2018

To be young, gifted & Black; in a world constructed for white people.

By Reggie Smith   For as long as I can remember I have been a black male living in America.  As a result, I was born into a society and world that created trauma for […]
February 2, 2018

Life is about attraction, relationships, and love; I’m too blessed to be stressed

By Reggie Smith When I was growing up I had a lot of friends. As a matter of fact, if you asked me, everyone seemed to be my friend. […]
January 18, 2018

Without truth and reconciliation; we’ll have more conflict in our nation.

In 1969, people from my majority Black neighborhood in the Southside of Jamaica Queens were among the first NYC students ever to be bussed to white schools. We had […]
May 4, 2017

What fills your void; if you don’t have faith?

by Reggie Smith I have gone great lengths in order to have sex. I thought sex, like drugs, was love. I thought sex was satisfying, sport and fun. It’s always fun until the […]
April 24, 2017

Until the Nile is Running

​by Denise Stokes At times, I see myself they way they do; grey, frail and tragically unlovable. I feel them brush past the Love inside of […]