We Must Speak Up Because #BlackLivesMatter

Heart heavy, I forced myself to go to bed last night.Part of me wanted to throw the covers over my head and cuddle with my husband. To lose myself in some mindless television. But I couldn’t stop scrolling through my Facebook feed as my friends shared the same hurt, anger, and frustration that welled inside of me. More reason to hold my black husband tighter. More reason to check just one more time on my biracial children sleeping peacefully in their beds....more
What a wonderful post. I agree that everyone who believes that this decision is wrong needs to ...more

I'm tired of the ugly talk about Ferguson

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A Letter to My Black Children: We Are Fighting For You

To my children, my Prince and my Queen,...more
I appreciate your perspective, but you are wrong. I need not only rely on my own experience to ...more

Tears & Ferguson

To no one’s surprise, and despite the eye witness testimony of eight people, Darren Wilson formally got away with murdering Mike Brown last night. So what happens to Darren Wilson now? It’s summed up best in this paragraph by Jia Tolintino:...more
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Black Lives Matter

Ferguson.I can not say I am surprised by the decision. But my God! I do not have enough words in my vocabulary for the disgust, the heartbreak, the outrage.A system cannot fail those it was never meant to protect. -W.E.B. Du Bois...more

Prayers for a better life

With all the suffering in Ferguson and the recent reports of gang rapes at UVA, I just wanted to send out a prayer to the universe—a prayer for peace and healing, a prayer for change, a prayer for love and kindness over despair and violence....more

The Social Decline of America, Are We Too Blind to See?

So Kim Kardashian's ass almost broke the internet last week. It was her plan. She did it with a photoshoot for a magazine.Really?Who cares?We're losing our minds...We live in a country where those photos are ok but photos of breastfeeding women are not....more

I Disagree

I remember learning as a kid that listening to different ideas makes you grow. Schoolhouse Rock and Mr. Rogers sang me into a world of exploration in community and gifted me a profound appreciation for the power of language. The Neighborhood Trolley returned each day with a reminder that we are all unique individuals who may respectfully disagree and resolve conflicts in a thoughtful way....more

After Ferguson: We Are All Here

Better writers than me will discuss the events in Ferguson. They will be able to articulate things that I cannot. I only know a handful of things: Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons...more
Thank you for sharing this. I hope it makes at least a small difference.more

Michael Brown's Killer Will Not Be Indicted

My dear friends. I am heartbroken to tell you tonight that Michael Brown’s killer, Officer Darren Wilson, will not be indicted. There will be no justice for the unarmed teenage boy shot 6 times by a police officer in Ferguson, MO on August 9, 2014.  ...more