Listen, you never have to fake the funk over here. We know everything ain’t always perfect.

That’s why, although we LOVE hearing all the great feedback on our updated directory, we also want to know the uncomfortable truths. Was everything really all good?

As a resource dedicated to providing information that can save lives, we want to ensure we are providing valuable insight to those who can fund more teams. We also want to make sure we are not re-creating a harmful system with biases.

So don’t just tell us all the nice things, tell us the bad too. Tell us what you might only tell ya mama. Is the site:

  • Glitching?
  • Take too long to load?
  • Providing the information you need?
  • Providing any information you don’t need?
  • Easy to navigate?
  • Not moving the needle in your quest to find help?

We want to know it all. And don’t feel the need to sugarcoat it. Your feedback can strengthen our impact and make a difference in saving lives. Trust us…we have thick skin.

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.”
— Fredrick Douglas

Super Bowl Spotlight

We are still on a high from last week’s Super Bowl activities. Truly grateful to Players Coalition for opening doors for us and to the Las Vegas Super Bowl Host Committee for their award of the Game Day Legacy grant.

Case Update On: Andrew Jospeh


This year is the 10th year anniversary of the untimely death of 14 yr old Andrew Joseph due to law enforcement neglect and mistreatment. We met his mom, Deanna, last Fall and she is a force to be reckoned with. 

Learn about Andrew and the Foundation named in his honor here:

Andrew Joseph Foundation

Legislation to Watch:

Protect Black Women and Girls Act

This act has just been re-introduced. It covers a number of injustices that adversely impact Black women and girls. Including maternal mortality, incarceration, salary wage gaps and more.

Article of the Week


Check out what we’re reading and make sure to hit reply and tell us your thoughts!

Watchdog finds police training firm taught cops offensive and ‘likely illegal’ tactics (Summary Version)

Police training in New Jersey was investigated by the Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) and the report is summarized in the above article.

The full report can be found here.  

Heads up: The full report is lengthy but it gives us a clear view of just how deep rooted policing culture can be. And the kicker…The STATE paid the company to come in to do this training. Why? Because the OSC routinely does this type of investigation to ensure state funds aren’t use for fraudulent purposes.

We would have loved to be a fly on the wall when this report was released to State Leadership. Keep in mind this training happened in Oct 2021, a year and half AFTER the murder of George Floyd and the uprisings

A Mental Health Tip For You!

Are you full steam ahead on your new years resolutions? Okay, go ahead, Sis! We love to see it. We know that no matter what you’ve set your mind to, you’ve got the skills and support (hello!) to do it. But just a vibe check…is your environment set up to support you as well?

As mamas and mama figures, it can be easy to let life take over our surroundings. A messy bed here, a cluttered space here, an office that’s turned into a kids toy room over there. But to help you reset and create a space that reflects your ambitions, consider how you can bring your goals into your home.

What routines can you try implementing so that you have a space in the morning to head out on the right foot? Where can you carve out or clean up a space to encourage and nourish you when you step through the door? Last we checked, your roof, your rules.

Spread Some Blessings!

The consequences of police violence extend far beyond the loss of life. For families affected, it’s the loss of income, the sacrifice of basic necessities, and the start of a high-cost legal fight. If you have the capacity, consider donating to 1M4. Proceeds help support impacted families and sustain the work of 1M4 toward ending police violence for good.

So, listen. If you’ve got nothing but good feedback for us on our updated site, we’re here for it, and receive it (praise Jesus, Hallelujah.) But if you’ve got some feedback that might make us feel some kinda way, trust that we’ll be just as grateful and still break out in praise.

Because your eyes and your experience is important. You might see things that could deter another user. You might spot some words that could turn away someone who really needs help.

Your feedback could save a life. And that’s everything. So if you haven’t yet, take a look at The Right Response and let us know your thoughts. And if you have looked, and something went wrong, let us know that too.

We want to hear from you.

Your Sis In All Of This,