I was raised respectably

I wrote this for a class assignment and shared it with my folks. It was well-reciveved, so I am sharing it here with you all! “We would never allow Negroes to starve, to grow bitter, and to die in ghettos all over the country if we were not driven by some nameless fear that has nothing to…

Who needs a filter when we look this good? These are just a few of the AMAZING people I met at the YP4 Regional Training and Vote Summit I attended last weekend. They are some of the most incredible people I’ve ever met. So much passion and so much determination. These people are going to…

The images I can’t forget: Part Two

When Eric Garner’s wife, Esaw, was asked if she would forgive the cops who killed her husband, her response was “Hell no.” I looked up unsure If I had her correctly, but she continued. “The time for remorse, would’ve been the time when my husband was begging to breathe… when he was screaming 11 times that he couldn’t…

#justiceforjonathanferrell justice takes no breaks. We will not forget. We will not back down. We will fight until there are no more names, no more battles, and no more injustice.

It’s a great day in South Carolina… or is it?

If you live on the planet earth in the Western Hemisphere on the North American continent and are a living, breathing, reasonably conscious, and own a TV or computer, it is likely that you know that the confederate flag has come down off the state house grounds in South Carolina. A few years ago Governor…

This incredible piece of art perfectly describes what today was really about. Not the confederate flag, but the souls who lost their lives so that it will come down. This is being donated to Mother Emanuel Church. Thanks Ernest Lee for reminding of the cost it took to bring the flag down. “One was too…

Liberty and justice for all?

Today is a day of conflict for me. We celebrate the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. We celebrate our founding fathers decision to demand freedom from oppressive rule. Yet we ignore the fact that not everyone was granted that freedom. Of course, slaves would eventually count as only 3/5 of a person. And the…