According to research, most white Americans demonstrate bias against blacks, even if they’re not aware of or able to control it. Yikes! Learn more about Implicit Bias and what you can do about it.
It has always been difficult to speak truth to power. But, when we remain silent, we are more than cowards, we become part of the problem.
If you have been following my blog, you know I have been deeply moved by the recent police shootings of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice… (sadly, the list seems to continue without end.) Dr. King said: “”Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” With news reports and social media inundate […]
In case you don’t follow Twitter, this is what’s happening today… I wish I could be there. Thank you to all the folks peacefully protesting today, making our voices heard. #BlackLivesMatter! From far as the eye can see. #marchonwashington – This is what democracy looks like #blacklivesmatter http://t.co/yXSam2G0he — Anonymous (@YourAnonGlobal) December 13, 2014 LIVE […]
I recently received an open letter via email from Neva Walker, the Executive Director of Coleman Advocates. In it she explains why events in Ferguson are personal, and why they fuel her work for positive social change
Watching this video was disturbing. I am glad I saw it and was very impressed with how the young men handled themselves. I don’t have a problem with the park department making revenue off of some services. nonetheless, any decisions made about changing park use should be made in collaboration with neighborhood residents and regular park users. Clearly, the Recreation and Parks Department (RPD) needs to do a better job of working with park users to ensure everyone has what they feel is fair access to our neighborhood parks.
#Ferguson is now quickly fading from headlines as other current events claim center stage in the media. Nonetheless, the #Ferguson story won’t ever fit into a sound bite, and as long as systemic racism persists in our country, it is important to continue to talk about race, privilege and power in our country.
You can criticize Twitter all you want. Nonetheless, it is shaping the ways we talk about events in Ferguson… and holding folks accountable.
I’ll start out this post by telling you that the #Ferguson story is personal for me. I have family in St. Louis. My grandmother was born in a small farmhouse just minutes away from the Michael Brown shooting. I have cousins who live in the suburbs nearby. For this reason, over the past several days I have watched in horror as the events in Ferguson, Missouri have unfolded.
The controversy over Nicki Minaj’s latest album cover has me wondering… “Whose idea of feminism is this anyway?” Why mainstream media is way off when it comes to understanding women’s lib.