The #TravelNoire explosion is a very recent phenomenon. In previous generations, black travel was extremely limited and very dangerous. It was necessary to subscribe to the Green Book, a mid 20th century printed travel guide, […]
[Read page one: Occupying Ferguson… and page two: Conquering Fear] Although I was absolutely willing to put my life on the line, it wasnt time yet. I wasnt ready to die on the front lines […]
[Read page one: Occupying Ferguson]
At that time in 2014, I was tangled deep into the black web of Tumblr. The power of online social justice warriors stretched its arms wide and kicked its feet under the nose of the sleeping giant that has become this country. Organizers posted meetings, discussions, lived feeds, think pieces, poems, dates for secret protests and marches, historical context for our pain and links keeping the community that was #woke, informed. The biggest march in Atlanta was to circle around Centennial Olympic Park just across the street from the headquarters of CNN.
Three years ago, today, I was driving in heavy stop-and-go Atlanta traffic. Per usual, I expected to reach maximum frustration after 90 minutes when I could make the final left turn into the parking lot of my workplace. That Monday, August 10, 2014, V-103’s DJ Frank Ski stopped all the music on the station to report a story of a young man visiting his family over summer holiday. This young man, Michael, was going to become not only the first of his family to go to college, but one of the few in his community. That Monday, the 10th, would have been his first day at his college campus.
UN-Whitewashing MLK, Jr. 20FEB17 To hear the same quotes from the “I Have a Dream” speech year after year, shooting after shooting, is to feel the color draining from your face and that of the […]
Recently, I raised the question of why we as Black people dont have a Black flag? It would be difficult to come together as one to agree on its style, purpose and meaning because across […]
UN-Whitewashing MLK, Jr. 10FEB17 To hear the same quotes from the “I Have a Dream” speech year after year, shooting after shooting, is to feel the color draining from your face and that of the […]
UN-Whitewashing MLK, Jr. 06FEB17 To hear the same quotes from the “I Have a Dream” speech year after year, shooting after shooting, is to feel the color draining from your face and that of the […]
Because of Them We Can uploaded a really uplifting video of children addressing the “alternative facts” of Black History Month and what Black pride means to them. So cute! Also follow Because of Them We […]