Author Archives: Dr. Joy

About Dr. Joy

I am a life lover...I teach. I read. I write. I love. I pray. I eat. I dream.

CEROW or ZERO: principled research

I started thinking ’bout this stuff, YEARS ago. When I was a student, watching from the side of an overly crowded classroom. Insecure not because I didn’t know or understand the flow of things as I saw them but because … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Black Parents Whose Suns Have Been Pushed Out of Preschool

Originally posted on Single Mom So Far:
Dear Mom, Dad, Auntie, Grandma, family member of a Black sun: I have to begin with this affirmation: I see you. I believe you. As we gear up for the start of a…

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A Mother’s Cry

I didn’t watch it The show¬†movie about a boy killed while carrying some candy & a drink In a town down South By a brown man exercising his right to carry… as he stood his ground… and measured life on … Continue reading

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Learning to…

It is interesting… Learning to Live and Love With and Without you. It is painful… Learning to Love and Live With and Without you. It is curious…. Learning to Live and Love With and Without You. What was the lesson? … Continue reading

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Shades of Yellow

To my Beloved Grandmother…   She knew the sun would release its light to reveal the brilliance of the Son… She knew that YELLOW would sit between Florida ORANGES and the GREENER pastures of this life like the colors of … Continue reading

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Locs & A Nose Ring

A standard of beauty That sparkles in the sun That hints at the love of Africa, Asia and New Amerikah A mother’s love Sitting in the pews on the side Next to the prince Birthing a duchess Guiding her choices … Continue reading

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Open letter to my Mothers’ generations

To the Camilles, Phylicias, and Beyonces of the world… From the daughters (and sons) who have wrongfully judged… You are the Queen Mothers Grand, great and regular… There is so much that you have Birthed Born Bear Struggles from within … Continue reading

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