A Hero is Made

Once in a great while, greatness rises from the cast of the every day human. Though it abounds among the populations of good people faced with dark circumstances in flickers of small acts of heroism - that every day hero is seldom found on the global stage charged with heroism on a global scale with consequences … Continue reading A Hero is Made

Imagine

Imagine your son - your brother - your husband - your nephew - your cousin . . . killed. Imagine him killed with a bullet from a gun, only to be told by the killer that they didn’t know it was a gun in their hand. Imagine that this person who killed your loved one … Continue reading Imagine

Condemning Big Lies, Suborning Small Lies and the Act of Distancing Us From Ourselves

I used to have a saying I lived by. "If you're lying to yourself, I won't brand you a liar to me." I'm not so sure that was the noble policy I thought it to be. It's not so harmful when it's a friend with a New Years resolution saying for the third time this … Continue reading Condemning Big Lies, Suborning Small Lies and the Act of Distancing Us From Ourselves

The Emperor & The Elephant Have No Clothes

The Emperor Has No Clothes is a parable unknown to very few - if any. Its usefulness as an idiom is only paralleled in its referential precision by the phrase and the tale “The Elephant in the Room” where their idiomatic use have become an indelible part of our casual and contemporary lexicon. None more … Continue reading The Emperor & The Elephant Have No Clothes

Whether Soul Searching or Source Checking – Truth Is Always Sought Before It’s Revealed

What is soul searching if not source checking an idea, belief or self-image.  If we must source check ourselves to attain betterment, certainly everything else needs at least a look.  I'm a research junkie. I research almost everything. I have always been that way. The first thing I ever researched online was Louis Farrakhan. I don't … Continue reading Whether Soul Searching or Source Checking – Truth Is Always Sought Before It’s Revealed

White Evangelism Is White Supremacy – A Long Standing Plan That Finally Met Opportunity

There is a reason white evangelicals support Trump and hold all moral code shredded by him as forgiven.  It is for one reason only. The preservation of nationalism and supremacist hierarchical norms. This is not a theory. It is a culture and a structure - a mission and a mechanism - an organization and an agenda - an … Continue reading White Evangelism Is White Supremacy – A Long Standing Plan That Finally Met Opportunity

Yes,#BlackWomenAreDivine

This Weekend Is Very Special To Me. It is about very special people who have added extraordinary and lasting enrichment to my life.  This weekend, #BlackWomenAreDivine, celebrates these remarkable people who have so enriched my life - so enriched this country - so enriched the world. The hardest thing about this is a love letter telling … Continue reading Yes,#BlackWomenAreDivine

American Dissonance & White Cognition

I am occasionally asked by other white people where to get trustworthy information about racism in America. What is often omitted but implied, is validation for the Black experience as focused on claims of injustice. I have been asked where it is that I get my information about racism in America and why it is … Continue reading American Dissonance & White Cognition