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 me of the cost it took to bring the flag down. “One was…

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…

ENOUGH: An open letter those who harbor hatred in their hearts.

To the racists, the bigots, the church burners, And those who choose to sit silently, while America turns back the clock: I am sick & I am tired. Tell me what you gain by burning churches. Tell me what hatred earns you. Is it worth it? What are you fighting for? Who are you fighting?…

I Don’t Fear

Hey friends, I was going to post today. Then I saw m-joseph-s posted this. So, ditto to this and I’ll see you again in the morning! So much has happened in the past few weeks. McKinney. Kalief Browder. The events that transpired in Charleston. I’m at an impasse with what to do next. I find myself constantly…

CharlestonStrong: the price we pay for “Heritage”

I’m not going to tell the story. I’m not going to waste good words on racist heartless terrorist. I’m. I’m not going to hash out the feelings we’ve all felt over the last few days. What I will do is give my sincerest condolences to the families of the deceased. These people didn’t deserve that….

The bigots are winning.

The Racists, the classists, the sexists, the homophobes, the gender binarists, they’re all winning. And here we are letting them. Over the last few news cycles we’ve had the standard abuse of black bodies (yes, at this point it is a standard), the debut of Caitlyn Jenner, a couple of high school graduations gone wrong because…

I am not a poet, but here’s a little poetry

I like to write and like lots of people, I find writing cathartic. So This piece is reflective. Let me know what you think! I started this piece right after Michael Brown was killed. Unfortunately, there will always be more names. Every time I turn on the tv, every time I pick up the paper,…