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February 13, 2019

One of my personal stretch goals for 2019 was to make better use of my YouTube channel and create more video content. So this week’s #BlackBlogsMatter post is a vlog. I will do 2 more vlog-style posts between now and the end of the #BlackBlogsMatter challenge. Enjoy! Follow me on YouTube and see my video […]

February 6, 2019

Shoutout to the Super Bowl for making this post super easy for me to write. Because what happened in the days leading up to the game, during the pre-show and halftime show are perfect examples of what Black Pawns on White ChessBoards looks like in action. In case you didn’t watch the coverage, let me […]

January 30, 2019

As I continue to learn more about the history and future of Black people and all the systems designed to keep us oppressed that we continue to overcome, and the many intersections of our identities with those of many other marginalized identities and groups … I become less willing to debate about certain things. Once […]

January 22, 2019

“Separate but Equal” was a legal doctrine which said racial segregation did not violate the Fourteenth Amendment guarantee of equal protection as long as the separate facilities provided to each race were equal. This meant federal, state and local governments could mandate services, facilities, housing, medical care, employment, transportation and education be segregated by race. […]

January 15, 2019

Many ask me why I am still doing this. What’s the point? What’s the goal?

April 27, 2018

I don’t like the word “minority”. People are not minorities. People are miracles. To be conceived, gestate and born alive and healthy is a miracle. To get up every day and go out into a world that was built for you to be oppressed and fail is a miracle yet survive and succeed anyway is […]

April 26, 2018

According to the urban dictionary, a catfish is someone who gives the impression of being attractive or sympathetic to attract attention online only to turn out to be the opposite of what is portrayed. Typically, catfishing is used in romantic relationships and trolling. A person creates a fabricated online profile to trick an unsuspecting suitor […]

April 25, 2018

If you’re going to have diverse people in your workplace,¬† you have a responsibility to to build inclusion.¬† Period. This starts with recognizing 3 things: ¬†Supremacy and Patriarchy are real and the majority of oppression is a spinoff of these 2 systemic issues. Diverse people have differing world views, experiences and needs that have to […]

April 24, 2018

White. Male. Christian. Wealthy. Young. Able-Bodied. Hetero-sexual … If you do NOT belong to all of these groups at the same time, you’ve been oppressed at some time in some way. And if you do not belong to all of these groups at the same time, you should be able to relate to the struggles […]

April 23, 2018

Kathy Rae. Ohhhh. Kathy Rae. For those who may not be familiar, Kathy Rae was a viewer of the local CBS affiliate in Atlanta, who wrote a letter to anchorwoman, Sharon Reed, after an on-air discussion about the Atlanta mayoral election and the impact of shifting racial demographics played a part in the race. Reed […]