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Mask or no mask; a portal for understanding

(For exclusive essays, antiracism education, pop culture deep dives, bonus podcast episodes and comedy join me at Buy Me A Coffee.) ——– I was in the Jewel. For those of you who don’t know, that’s a grocery store. I like to refer to it as “the Jewels”. Hencefoth, I shall. So, I was in “the... Read more »

We owe George Floyd a change

I woke up this morning in good spirits..Didn’t know today was 1 year..My whole day has shifted to Mr. Floyd..1 year. .A year that has the wear and tear of a decade treading slowly over our spirit..I truly can’t fathom all that has happened except that we were all there living through it..As an Antiracism Educator... Read more »

Pain caused by allyship in aftermath of insurrection

Imagine the worst truth you can’t control that directly affects your life is rubbed in your face, widely shared and affirmed on one of the darkest days in U.S. history. “If the insurrectionists were Black they would all be dead.” “If the rioters were Black it’d be a blood bath.” While the revelations are true,... Read more »
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5 reasons I'm on Tik Tok

I recently joined Tik Tok. I was lured by the Tik Tok posts my friend Corri (@corrbette) has been sharing on Facebook. She’s found a way to showcase her point of view, writing, humor and presence, all in a one minute time frame. Her followers have grown to 19.2K. Impressive, right? I have 3 followers.... Read more »

A chance to listen to Nikole Hannah-Jones and Kimberlé Crenshaw

Last night, I had the opportunity to listen to Nikole Hannah Jones and Kimberlé Crenshaw in conversation. Literacy Partners awarded their Champions of Literacy Award to Nikole Hannah Jones for her Pulitzer Prize Winning 1619 Project. Ms. Crenshaw, the Executive Director of The African American Policy Forum and creator of the theory of intersectionality was asked... Read more »

Trump is an emotional abuser

It became clear at the debate between Biden and Trump. There was one moment that shook me to my core. Joe Biden used the word “smart” in a sentence. Trump seized on him in a foreboding, dark growl; similar to the tone he used in 2016 when he called Hillary Clinton a “nasty woman”. Trump said,... Read more »
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5 ways "Never Have I Ever" is diverse and inclusive

5 ways "Never Have I Ever" is diverse and inclusive
One of the things I admire the most about Netflix’s “Never Have I Ever” is the wide net of diversity and inclusion creators Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher  have cast. “Diversity is being invited to the party. Inclusion is adding music and style of dance.” “Diversity without inclusion is violence.” “Never Have I Ever” is... Read more »

Ahmaud Arbery our brother, cousin, friend, son

I did not watch the video. I did not hashtag his name. I was in process. I had to process yet another annihilation of beauty, potential and hope. Two days after the video was released I shared his picture on social media. This beautiful picture. I did not include his name or add a comment.... Read more »

I'm glad Hulu, Amazon and Apple tv are making me wait

I'm glad Hulu, Amazon and Apple tv are making me wait
“Who shot J.R.?” was the ultimate cliffhanger courtesy of the 1980 nighttime soap opera Dallas. Viewers had to wait an entire summer to find out who was responsible for trying to kill the “Texas oil baron/tycoon” who was the ultimate anti-hero. Spoiler Alert: The shooter was Kristin J.R.’s sister in law/mistress. If I ruined it for you,... Read more »
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5 tips for improving Zoom backgrounds and an appeal to celebrities

5 tips for improving Zoom backgrounds and an appeal to celebrities
Someone has to say it. With all the celebrities broadcasting from home whether it be the late night “Jimmies” or the early morning Sunny, Kelli and Ryans: “S’up with your backgrounds?” I’m sorry but I don’t need to see your remote control tray Sunny. Ryan, why are you filming in your kitchen? Yes there’s some... Read more »