America’s yearning for deficient peace suppresses our potential for advancement. As I watch people across the country, and even outside the country, riot/loot/demonstrate/grieve/cry-out a common call for ‘peace’ reverberates among the airwaves and television broadcasts. I’m trying to process my own emotions in this vexatious season, still dispirited from the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic and … Continue reading (Un)Rest In (Un)Peace
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color” - Colin Kaepernick I couldn't believe it. Is Colin Kaepernick really about to do a workout for the National Football League (NFL)?!?! I guess he was serious about still desiring to play football … Continue reading Kaepernick: To Play or Be Played?
Over the past three years I’ve developed great admiration for MLK, or Rev. Dr. King. I’m not exactly sure what sparked my interest, but three years ago (2015) I read his autobiography and it changed the way I perceived his life and legacy, as well as, how I conceptualized the pursuit of justice from a … Continue reading Docile Dreamer or Misguided Activist: The Blackwashing of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
‘Twas the summer of 2007, I was a recent high-school graduate about to tread the grounds of the historic Tuskegee University (TU) campus. I don’t exactly remember how I felt, nor my exact expectations, but I do recall the comfort in the fact that I chose to be there and the belief that somehow the … Continue reading HBCUs or HWCUs: The Costs of ‘Higher Education’
Dear Diary, I almost cried today, and if someone would've asked me if tears were welling up I would've lied today. So much emotion, so little certainty of what to say, how to feel, whether/how to act. Just sit. I mean, I think I would know better by now right? Like this happens ALL the … Continue reading I was reminded today…
There’s a need for us to be more proactive than reactive
Isaiah 11:6D (“and the little ones shall lead them“)… Congratulations to the courageous high school students from Florida and around the world who organized millions to make their voices heard on the issue of violence invading our society and particularly our schools. We are thankful for the parents and adult allies who encouraged, empowered and supported this next generation of leaders. May they remain fearless.
However as encouraged as I am with this weekends activities it is still reactionary. Yes I said reactionary! Americans are more prone to react to crisis rather than strategically address the root problem that we created and continue to perpetuate. Violence in America is an adult based creation and that includes our fantasy with weapons of all calibers (which I will address in another blog).
Violence is a public health crisis in America! We can neither march, enforce, legislate or negotiate our way…
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Day 5 has arrived, the final day of my blog kickoff series, and it’s already been an interesting little ride. If you’re a subscriber and the emails were getting annoying, rest assured that will all slow down now haha, I will not be blogging daily. If you’re not a subscriber that’s cool, just make sure … Continue reading Developing Tomorrow’s Society Today
I know, some folks (maybe you included) felt this was the best film ever produced, others thought it a watershed moment, and so on. I watched the film, and I surveyed the exuberant reaction by black folks, and even with the multiple unconventional aspects of this film I feel like black folks should be concerned … Continue reading Marvel’s Black Panther Film: Why I’m More Concerned Than Celebratory
Now, for today’s topic, I am not just Black & Proud, nor just a devout Christian, I am Unashamedly Black and Unapologetically Christian (UB&UC)! I don’t profess that to demean anyone else and how they identify, but it’s a self-proclamation I adopted that was popularized (to my knowledge) by Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright, Jr., former … Continue reading Unashamedly Black & Unapologetically Christian