Responsibility and Restraint

Responsibility and Restraint

As I watched the horrifying video of Walter L. Scott being gunned down, two words kept looping around my thoughts: responsibility and restraint.

Just 31 days ago—March 6, 2015—Madison, Wisconsin police officer Matt Kenny shot and killed Tony Robinson, a 19-year-old unarmed black man.

I remember the heaviness that washed over me as I read about this young man losing his life. His story mirrored too many to count

A Face like Mine: The Beauty of Lupita Nyong’o

If you’ve been anywhere near a TV, magazine or the internet in general, you’ve undoubtedly heard of her: Lupita Nyong’o.

Deemed America’s newest “it” girl—woman is more appropriate—Nyong’o has been a force not only on the big screen, but on every red carpet, late night show, daytime talk show and even basketball arena she has graced.

The 2012 Yale School of Drama graduate has already won 20+ awards for her moving performance as Patsey in Steven McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave,” including a Critic’s Choice Movie Award, SAG award and an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

She’s definitely on top right now, and she certainly deserves it.