24 weeks ago
 Each week for 26 weeks, I am publishing a post about women who are not widely known but should be—women who can inspire us, teach us, and encourage us to get out of our comfort zones and reach for our dreams. Week 9 of my A to Z challenge introduces us to Ida Gray Nelson Rollins. 
25 weeks ago
Whether you languished in the mire of love in 1994, or you’re tip-toeing through the minefield of your heart in 2016, these women gave you permission to do it. Content notice: mention of imagined suicide In the age of Lemonade and hot sauce, we are getting a nuanced definition of love and loss. We are simultaneously begging the ones we love to save us from our own despair, and threatening to tear that ass up if we catch wind of even the slightest misstep.
25 weeks ago
Every day for the past four days I have been assaulted with stories about the Brock Turner case. The original story citing the judge’s appallingly lenient sentence. The powerful, indelible words of his victim.
25 weeks ago
On June 18, 2015, I woke up to news that 9 Black people had been killed in a Charleston, South Carolina church by a White supremacist. Something cracked wide open inside me.
26 weeks ago
While I tire of repeating myself, I cannot stress enough that U.S. Black history is U.S. history and should be taught as such.  Education is the only way to combat the rampant racism that seems to be appearing out of nowhere.  The more educated we are the better we will understand, not only the hatred towards Blacks, but also how irrational the hatred actually has been.
26 weeks ago
Henrietta LacksRace is on the minds of many people who wonder how we got to the place we are in race relations and how so much hatred can still be expressed based on the color of a person’s skin.  It has a lot to do with the history of the United States and the manner this country deals with and has dealt with its Black citizens.  Medical science owes a lot to Blacks that were experimented on without their permission, but none is more important that the experiments conducted on Henrietta Lacks’ cells. 
26 weeks ago
 Each week for 26 weeks, I am publishing a post about women who are not widely known but should be—women who can inspire us, teach us, and encourage us to get out of our comfort zones and reach for our dreams. Week 7 of my A to Z challenge introduces us to Gloria Anzaldúa. 
26 weeks ago
So if you’re a Chinese detergent company slammed for making one of the most racist ads in recent history, you apologize, right? Well, sort of. These jokers blame…{wait for it} social media for over reacting, spreading the ad like wildfire and causing harm in the process, a situation for which they are kinda sorta sorry. As reported in USA Today:
27 weeks ago
            You must understand the history of the United States to begin to understand the racial problems experienced by Blacks in this country.  I keep saying that Black history is U.S. history and I believe it should be taught as such; likewise I have said some U.S.
27 weeks ago
Each week for 26 weeks, I am publishing a post about women who are not widely known but should be—women who can inspire us, teach us, and encourage us to get out of our comfort zones and reach for our dreams. Week 6 of my A to Z challenge introduces us to Frances Ellen Watkins Harper. 
28 weeks ago
by Sachi FerisThe Spanish version of the original “Curious George” found its way t
28 weeks ago
In the last year, I would assume that you have seen, read, or been a part of a debate regarding one of the following: Black Lives Matter, Breast Feeding, Trump, Transgender people, gun laws, Hillary, Muslims, Christians or some other major debate. I am not against these debates. On the contrary, I believe a healthydebate can change hearts and minds and require one another to open their minds and learn about beliefs outside of their own.
30 weeks ago
At the close of a whirlwind 11.5 hours of being on the Assembly Floor today I had a lot to think about. There is much talk about the length of membership as a delegate or on the board, and I sometimes am saddened that I am so new to this space... I wonder if I am "less than" for not being here for 20 years. In listening to our president (Tlingit and Haida) speak today it reminded me of my own story, and made me proud of a leader who believes in saying yes, and has a passion for the people of his community.
31 weeks ago
In all seriousness, why is Matt Walsh still allowed to write stuff?
33 weeks ago
Black Wall StreetIt is difficult for some people to accept that U.S. Black history is United States history.  With so much attention being placed on police and Blacks, many are searching to understand what the problem is and how to combat the problem of racism.                          
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