In the wake of the triple shootings in Baton Rouge, Falcon Heights, and Dallas, we have been told over and over again by news anchors that this was “a terrible week”, “a horrifying week”, “a devastating week in America”. Our television screens are awash with headlines recounting the terror of Americans Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and […]
Activism requires self-care.
#Blaxit: 21 things we’re taking with us if we leave was such a hit that we decided to follow up with 25 things we’re leaving behind if we must go: 1. Stacey Dash 2. Diabetes (the sugars) 3. Sallie Mae 4. Don Lemon 5. Mass incarceration 6. Ben Carson 7. PayDay loans/debt 8. Raven Symone 9. […]
My black men are not safe. They’ve never been. Whether it was the historic realities of slavery and Jim Crow and segregation; of lynchings and mob attacks; of the systematic break down of our families and black men’s’ humanity; of the discrimination and systemic racism that kept them from accumulating wealth because of discrimination after they served our country in the military; to the school to prison pipeline, they’ve never been safe.
America is on the verge of #Blaxit – a mass exodus of black people. Where we will go I don’t know, but it’s clear that black lives don’t matter here, and it’s even more apparent that the powers that be are doing everything possible to make America white again (except America was never white to […]
My Nephews said they were scared. Their friend elaborated… Apparently a “bad man” was in the store and told them how much he hates black people.
I didn’t expect to be standing on the side of the road tonight comforting my nephews and their friend–telling them how beautiful their skin is and how not all white people are like the “bad man” in the store.