As I see you… I simply see you. I acknowledge you. Ultimately, the simplicity of that basic human interaction is integral to the change you have been chosen to ignite. I, a blue-eyed white woman living 1,000 miles away from Ferguson Missouri, see you, a young black teenage boy. I see you.
Happy Birthday, America!!
As the sun rose this morning, I thought about how divided our nation is and how some will celebrate today with a nationalistic fervor disguised as patriotism, some will celebrate with true patriotism, some will see nothing to celebrate and choose to sit this one out, and some will even celebrate without thought as to why they are celebrating, just another long weekend in the summer. And frankly, that is their right as Americans to believe and express themselves freely whether you or I agree with them or not. Generations of young men and women have fought to preserve those freedoms. Continue reading
An Open Letter to my Friends on and off Facebook,
It has been over two months since America displayed just how broken our electoral college system is as the world watched in horror and disbelief. As I write this hours before Inauguration Day, many Americans, like myself, are still in shock that the orange toddler and Mike Pray the Gay Away Pence won the requisite number of electors to be elected by the Electoral College to the two highest offices in our nation.
During the weeks since November, I have been told to just get over it and informed that I post too much political related material to Facebook. Continue reading
January (and February for me) is a time for looking back at the prior year, our wins and losses. Favorite Episodes is a way for me to look back at what I’ve written in 2015 that was well received by my readers while diving into my blog stats and editorial calendar. Over the next few weeks, I will be posting little or no new original content. Instead I am reblogging some of my most popular posts from 2015 and developing a Favorite Episodes Season Three page in the process.
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I spent a fair amount of Monday, Dr. King’s Day, reading and listening to his words. I couldn’t help but wonder what would he think now.
If Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had not been gunned down in Memphis on April 4th, 1968; on Thursday, January 15th he would have celebrated his 86th birthday. I imagine like any octogenarian on the occasion of his 86th birthday, he would pause and reflect not only on himself, his family, his life but also on the state of affairs of his country, his people whom he served and the nation he served by being the voice and catalyst for change.
January is a time for looking back at the prior year, our wins and losses. Favorite Episodes is a way for me to look back at what I’ve written in 2015 that was well received by my readers while diving into my blog stats and editorial calendar. Over the next few weeks, I will be posting little or no new original content. Instead I am reblogging some of my most popular posts from 2015 and developing a Favorite Episodes Season Three page in the process.
We need to talk. Continue reading
White privilege; does it or doesn’t it exist?
If you were to ask the average black American whether white privilege exists they would respond with a resounding “hell yes”. If you ask the average white American if white privilege exists they would look bewildered and loudly reply “hell no”. Continue reading
It’s Memorial Day! How did you honor our nation’s military heroes who sacrificed their lives during war?
Wait a minute. Wasn’t that last weekend? Didn’t we celebrate the unofficial start of summer, I mean Memorial Day, by throwing some burgers and dogs on the grill and kicking back a few cold ones?