January Issue: Renewal, Rejuvenation is More Than Just Going to a Spa

by Jacquie Johnson, founder of Jacquie ooh As I have been thinking about what to write for this month’s issue, I began to think about the topic of relationships.  How do relationships fit with the theme of renewal and rejuvenation? I started thinking about the topic more, and I realized that renewal and rejuvenation are necessary components of establishing, maintaining, and ending relationships. If we … Continue reading January Issue: Renewal, Rejuvenation is More Than Just Going to a Spa


My mind is collapsing into the wells of danger as the graves of my words challenge me for tomorrow. The ammunition of the day collides with the flesh of the night and the tears of a mother are heard beyond eternity. Hostile voices of ghetto life are being cultivated into the outline arenas of bloodstain fables. Hearing the concrete jungle play the sound of death … Continue reading STREETS OF LIFE

Distant Love

Falling from the grace of true love, the hearts of the land are compromised without dissimulation’s. Grieving in the night because the flame of love has drowned in sheets bewailing for romance to bloom. No longer considered worthy of hands to hold, tears are met with domestic struggles of innocence. Searching for ways to infiltrate the fallow grounds of life, love is blinded by riches … Continue reading Distant Love

Black Lives Matter

We became the insults of your dreams as we walked the earth for historic dreams that became lifeless. Searching for truth we encountered the cutting blades of your fierce anarchy that pushed us further. Holding fast the courage of our ancestors we divided the minds of our captors for bread of soldier’s blood. Black Lives Matter when we become the history of life that portrays … Continue reading Black Lives Matter