2017

August 28th, 2017

  • BlackLivesMatter

The First Days of School | Part 2

We struggle to talk about our own power, and when I say struggle, I mean in all senses of the word. Some of us don’t know our power. Some of us are uncertain of how to communicate our power. Others of us are hesitant to discuss our power, especially if it’s a threat to dominating forces. And even...

August 22nd, 2017

  • BlackLivesMatter

The First Days of School | Part 1

Well, it’s the beginning of the school year and my Facebook feed is flooded with posts about one topic: white supremacy — what is it?/why is it?/who does it?/how to fight it?/etc. After the incident in Charlottesville, educators, in particular, are hungry to talk about it with students. Activism ...

February 28th, 2017

  • BlackLivesMatter

The Psychological Slaughter of Black Spirit

Today is the last day of Black History month, and this present-day portrait channels antebellum plantation life, when instead of Alonzo’s yells or Dajerria’s wails ascending above the assaults of the police; there were the shrieks of “Adam” bellowing beneath the blows of plantation overseers. Ins...