Entries by Shay Bethea


Invisible In the Workplace

Remember the day you landed the dream job you had been praying about for months? …


A Closer Look at Generational Poverty

I was born into a family where both of my parents had less than an eighth grade education. For many generations, my family lived below the poverty line, resided in public housing, and received…


First in Line

During this time of year, shoppers are preparing to be the first in line for the newest technology gadgets, game stations and department store sales that will be happening on Black Friday. I want to…


School to Prison Pipeline

Everyday thousands of African American males drop out of high school, with far too many headed to our nation’s juvenile detention centers and adult prisons. In urban communities the graduation…



Everyday we encounter hundreds of men and women living with the shame and guilt of sexual abuse. For many years I carried the shame and guilt of being raped at the age of five by a neighbor and…


Got Disability?

“…..I was working up a plan to help you qualify for disability.” …


Indispensable Love

“On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are…




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