About Latoya Hankins

LaToya Hankins is the author of SBF Seeking, and K-Rho: The Sweet Taste of Sisterhood.  Currently, LaToya is an employee of the State of North Carolina’s Health and Human Services department.  Prior to that, she worked for nearly a decade in the field of journalism.  An East Carolina University graduate, LaToya  earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism, with a minor in political science.< During her college career, LaToya became a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., and currently is the president of the Chapel Hill, N.C. graduate chapter. As well, she is an active member of the, The Black Lesbian Literary Collective,a non-profit organization organized in N.C.  The Collective’s mission is to create a nurturing and sustainable environment for Black lesbian and queer women of color writers. You may reach LaToya at her on line home, ; email, Facebook, and on Twitter, @hankinslatoya.
10 02, 2019

Hot Tea and Ice 19

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“Lessons in Love and Loss”  Guest Writer: LaToya Hankins            Greetings, veteran Hot Tea and Ice Sippers--and those new to the blend of wisdom I offer!  It has been more than a minute since my words graced this space. A lot has happened to me: some good, some bad, and some I haven’t quite figured out—and how exactly to understand the lessons I [...]

31 03, 2018

Hot Tea and Ice 18

By |2018-03-31T07:45:47-04:00March 31st, 2018|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

“Loving U Is Beautiful”  Guest Writer: LaToya Hankins        Greetings, Hot Tea and Ice Sippers!  I send you all springtime wishes of non-allergy inducing days and seasonably warm nights.  This is the time of the year we spring forward and make plans to shed our winter woes and embrace a new season of potential.      One thing I encourage everyone to put away with the [...]

27 01, 2018

Hot Tea and Ice 17

By |2018-01-27T09:00:38-05:00January 27th, 2018|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

“Taking All the Time You Need”  Guest Writer: LaToya Hankins          Greetings Hot Tea and Ice Sippers, and Happy 2018!  Trusting the New Year has treated you well and the novelty of snow days hasn’t worn off.  It’s amazing how a weather occurrence that brought many of us so much joy when we attended elementary and middle school evokes so much misery now.   [...]

11 11, 2017

Hot Tea and Ice 16

By |2017-11-11T07:59:07-05:00November 11th, 2017|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

“Appreciate, Don’t Hate”  Guest Writer: LaToya Hankins        Greetings Hot Tea and Ice Sippers!  I trust you are well.      The temperatures are dropping, clothing is getting thicker, and we are getting into that holiday frame of mind. Even if you do not subscribe to a particular faith, the remainder of 2017 should offer you at least one day to spend time with loved ones, [...]

20 08, 2017

Hot Tea and Ice 15

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“Roll With Being A Role Model!”  Guest Writer: LaToya Hankins        Greetings, Hot Tea and Ice Sippers!  Trusting you are well and staying cool this summer. I’m currently giving thanks every day for air conditioning, cool beverages, and lightweight clothing.  Although I’m a Southerner by birth, this heat is something else!      Despite the high temperatures, I spent this past Fourth of July [...]

2 06, 2017

Hot Tea and Ice 14

By |2017-06-02T03:33:18-04:00June 2nd, 2017|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

“Parents Are People, Too!”  Guest Writer: LaToya Hankins      Greetings, Hot Tea and Ice Sippers! I send a virtual shower of confetti and a round of kudos for the college graduates and their family members partaking of this month’s literary offering.  Regardless how long the journey took, you made it to the end and you should be celebrated.      Along with college graduations, [...]

30 04, 2017

Hot Tea and Ice 13

By |2017-04-30T12:51:50-04:00April 30th, 2017|Categories: guest|Tags: , , |0 Comments

“Spring Cleaning the Negativity Out of Your Life”  Guest Writer: LaToya Hankins      Greetings, Hot Tea and Ice Sippers!  We are now officially in the middle of spring; and depending on your faith, past the pastel parade that is Easter Sunday when it seems that everyone has to break out the suits in shades of sherbets.  For the most part, the weather [...]

19 03, 2017

Hot Tea and Ice 12

By |2017-03-19T09:00:07-04:00March 19th, 2017|Categories: guest|Tags: , , |0 Comments

“Who Do You Think You Arr?”  Guest Writer: LaToya Hankins     Greetings, Hot Tea and Ice Sippers!  I don’t know about you, but I’m more than ready for spring to officially arrive. I love the opportunity to bundle up with thick sweaters and strut my stuff in cute boots, but I’d much rather leave the house wearing a light jacket or long [...]

28 01, 2017

Hot Tea and Ice 11

By |2017-01-28T08:59:55-05:00January 28th, 2017|Categories: guest|Tags: , , |0 Comments

“Who Do You Think You Are?”  Guest Writer: LaToya Hankins      Greetings and Salutations, Hot Tea and Ice Sippers!  I send well wishes, and hope that 2017 has been filled with good things. We are not going to talk about what happened in D.C. on the third Friday of this month. It is enough to say we should not focus on being discouraged. Instead, we need to [...]

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