I cannot pinpoint exactly when I ‘found out’ I was Black. I remember being enamored with my skin, and how cool I thought it was that it was the same … Continue reading For Us: I REMEMBER BLACKNESS: That Time When The World Was All Black
“Mike Brown Means Got To Fight Back!” It has been seven years since I heard this chant on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri. Officer Darren Wilson murdered Michael Brown, Jr. … Continue reading Ferguson STILL Matters
I will not weep for spoiled children whom feed on the blood of the oppressed, only to be met with opposition, even discipline when the same forced wielded against others–are turned on them. With equal, and appropriate, force.
Dear 2021– Look, we promise not to ask anything, or touch anything, but just let us come through here and live our best lives! We want to be able to … Continue reading The Hope For 2021
In the year that is and was, the amount of activism I have witnessed? I have seen nothing like it, and I don’t think that I will again. In the … Continue reading 2020 Year In Review-Activism In A Pandemic
There is a peace that surpasses all understanding. I believe that aging–getting to and past 40–grants you a peace that you cannot conceive when you are young. My mother calls … Continue reading Getting Butterfly Muscles: Finding The Blessing In The Everything.
This pandemic has truly shown us all who we are. In a world divided, it challenged us. In those challenges, birth many things. We were forced to look at things … Continue reading Good Of The World In COVID-19, Part 2
My family, from what I have been told and taught, have been bootleggers, moonshiners, sharecroppers and farmers. One of my favorite memories growing up is the natural light in my … Continue reading Learning To Watch The Sunrise…Even In A Pandemic.
It’s so easy to talk about all the negative effect that COVID-19 has had on all of us. However, we can’t deny that it has done some good as well. With everything that is … Continue reading The Good (For Me) In COVID-19, Part 1
My writer friend Ashley Yates said something last year that has stuck with me: “Black women take care of Black women.” It has taken this pandemic just to see how … Continue reading In The Middle Of A Start-Over…