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Black Girl Magic

Black Girl Magic has become the nouveau riche way modern society describes the accomplishments of the current crop of black women and girls, but have existed…

Take a Knee

It is a cruel irony that before the start of the trial of former officer Derek Chauvin the state of Minnesota is one of many…

Boyz Out the Hood(s)

Yesterday the state of Georgia defined election integrity as—black people not voting. Republicans love to throw around the image of liberal politicians in hemp-filled rooms…

The End of the Beginning

I took a day to think about the death of radio personality Rush Limbaugh. My immediate thoughts were snark-provoking. Although Limbaugh spent over 30 years…

Microaggressions and White Privileges

I was talking to a colleague yesterday and a word that has driven me crazy since its entrance into the lexicon in the last 20…

Red-Secession?

If the expected Bluewave rushes over the levee of American politics and washes away the dirt of tyranny; are we looking at a red-secession? If you…

The Sleep, The Woke, and The Smart

For most black people in America, we encounter three types of white people. The first are the sleepers, those who live in a somnambulant world…

Mr. Trump?

< p style=”text-align:justify”>Moderator: Mr. Trump, how would you protect the suburbs? Trump: BOO! I am not sure at what time or where the first presidential…

Nobody Voted for Bush Either?

When George W. Bush stood in the rubble of the World Trade Center in 2001, a plurality of Republicans and to be fair a large…

‘What I thought was right’

In a meeting with a group of children and their parents, held more than nine years ago, a little girl asked Congressman John Lewis what…

The 4th or the 19th?

President Donald Trump said a few days ago that in a mask, he believes he looks like the “Lone Ranger.” Setting aside, that even the…

Our Lives Matter

I could go into a long pedagogical dissertation about allostatic loads or adverse childhood experiences but why complicate a simple premise. I will let the…

Things really important to me

First an apology. My post yesterday on my decision to vote for Warren (which I did at about 9:45 AM) and to contribute to her…

Good Hair?

The recent case of DeAndre Arnold, a black Texas teen of Trinidadian extraction, who is not being allowed to walk the stage to celebrate his…

It Must be Said…

There are misnomers in this great big wide country of ours. One is that non-voting minorities, young people and women, are responsible for the election…

Who knew?

I know that many in the community here, and rightly so, are ready to move past emotionally cathartic posts about their feelings on the election.…