We are about to enter month 9 of this global pandemic. It has become so easy to focus on what is negative, heartbreaking, crazy and dramatic. It is easy to … Continue reading Here’s To September!
Jacob Blake was almost murdered by the police. And that same week, the Milwaukee Bucks decided they were not going to play their scheduled playoff game. And the team they … Continue reading Black. Athlete. Activist.
I have been in St. Louis, Missouri my entire life–save for a few months during my last marriage. It is home, and I know it well–good and bad. With that … Continue reading Firestarter Hotsheet-Kenosha/Ferguson Is Everywhere
It has been 5 months and 12 days since Breonna has been gone from the world, a rose taken in the prime of growth. I cannot help but be angry … Continue reading We Say Her Name (Part 4): Breonna Taylor-“I Am She, She Are We.”
It is with immense sadness that we, the staff of the Ideal Firestarter report the passing of Chadwick Boseman, writer, actor and HBCU alumni. He reported to have died at … Continue reading More Than A King: Chadwick Boseman
Google is celebrating the author of the Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas–yes, he is Black!), there is talk of Static Shock being a whole movie (utter glee!), the RNC … Continue reading RUNITBACK FRIDAY-08/28/2020
“We believe that paying bail for someone in need is an act of resistance against a system that criminalizes race and poverty and an act of solidarity with local communities … Continue reading Why It Matters: The Bail Project St. Louis
Anon, these are my sentiments exactly! If I didn’t speak on this topic, I’d be dead wrong because this is something I struggle with all of the time! I feel … Continue reading Talk About It Tuesday-08/25/2020
We say his name #JacobBlake. We are pulling for you, Jake. -JBHarris There is a reason why the world has to change, Torches. It cannot stay this way–it cannot stay … Continue reading For The ‘Us’ To Follow
#BreonnaTaylor is more than a hashtag. Protect Black women. Why is this hard? We say her name. We keep saying her name. We will keep saying her name! Let me … Continue reading We Say Her Name (Part 3) : Breonna Taylor: We Will Not Be Silent