Black Lives Matter extends beyond hashtags alerting to police murder. Heart disease is the top cause of death for African American men. Mrs. Lorie Flegler, wife of Dennis Flegler, has … Continue reading 28 (29) Days Of Blackness: Black Lives Matter-Stories Untold: Life After Stroke
The Urban philosophers NWA said it best: “911 is a joke!” On the heels of reeling from the murder of Botham Jean, and the buck-Uncle Tom-Mammy ring that went viral, … Continue reading FIRESTARTER HOTSHEET-US & The PD
impostor syndrome: the persistent inability to believe that one’s success is deserved or has been legitimately achieved as a result of one’s own efforts or skills.”people suffering from impostor syndrome … Continue reading Impostor Syndrome: The Fear Of Where (Who) You Are
Voter suppression is real. The latest example of this can be seen in the 2016 Presidential election. Which was followed in succession by the 2018 governor’s race in Georgia. We … Continue reading If It Wasn’t Important, They Wouldn’t Steal It: Stacey Abrams Is Fighting Voter Suppression
It will take more to clean up the reputation of law enforcement than officers playing catch with kids, stopping people with ‘good tickets’, or buying groceries. The local representation of … Continue reading Blessed Are The Peacemakers–But Where Are They?
Ms. McKinnies was a prominent protest organizer in the wake of the murder of Michael Brown, Jr. in August 2014. I cannot imagine what is like to see your child … Continue reading In The Middle Of Everything: Justice For Danye Jones
Admin Note: This piece uses strong language, and is frank with its candor concerning activism. It is important such pieces be written as it makes plain the frustration which sometimes … Continue reading Not Today…
I am making this post as an appeal to all of my Torches. The Ideal Firestarter is a place created for support, love, and to talk about hard things. This … Continue reading ICE & Apps: What Can You Do?
It’s August and that means KIDS ARE GOING BACK TO SCHOOL! Hallelujah! The end of summer is a bittersweet time. I’ve always felt the beginning of a new school year … Continue reading What The Village Looks Like: The School, The School Supplies & Teachers’ Classroo