Monthly Archives: September 2014

10 Warriors Who Gave Their Lives for Justice

I probably shouldn’t tell you this… Today is the 30th post and the end of my focus for now on black men, police brutality and the fight for justice that will continue albeit in another form. For now, I want to leave you with a list of ten brave soldiers who lost their lives in… Read More »

Warning! The Boogey Man is Real and Dangerous

When you have invested your heart into something working out a certain way, there is always the possibility that things will not work out or worse yet they will change without your knowledge or consent. This type of fear is rational and should not cause us to behave in ways that are less than sparkling.… Read More »

Three Things Black Folks Can Do to Improve Our Lives Part 3

Along with the commitment to mental health, we must also take charge of our physical well being. Diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure,stress (the body’s reaction to carrying more than it should, thanks bell hooks)and cancer are just a few of the things that seem to attack us and take us out in grave numbers. Black… Read More »

Three Things Black Folks Can Do to Improve Our Lives

So many young people and those who did not witness black folks being water housed and attacked by bigots and their dogs, mistakenly assume that racism and its many incarnations and offshoots are a thing of the past. I often fantasize that King, Malcolm, Hamer,Rustin and the like are looking at all of the shenanigans… Read More »

How We All Benefit from Privilege

White male privilege is a term that gets thrown around a lot these days. Whenever any bit of injustice show up, we get the opportunity to trot out the tried and true WMP. While it is fun and convenient to push every slight into this category, we all choose to overlook ways that people who… Read More »