If each of us knew the ‘real cost’ of the federal observance of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s. holiday – perhaps we would collectively embrace the spirit of service and activism that justice truly requires. MLK Day is significant not only for the larger-than-life martyr and Nobel Peace Prize winning freedom fighter we collectivelyContinue reading “MLK Day – When We Fight, We Win”
The overwhelming display of solidarity from Hollywood’s elite at the Golden Globes speaks volumes about the courageous willingness of women who refuse to adorn silence in response to the decades of sexual harassment and assault which has plagued the entertainment industry. As affirming as the aesthetic show of collective strength and solidarity is to theContinue reading “Is Solidarity Enough to Impact Change?”
On January 2, 2018, news of the miserable, freezing, flooded and uninhabitable conditions of Baltimore City Schools was an all-too familiar scene for countless urban school districts. The scene of brilliant, innocent children bundled up in coats, hats and gloves as they huddled with bowed heads in the classroom, mirrors similar, infuriating scenes often necessitatedContinue reading “How Long Will Our Schools Be Separate and Unequal?”
In the wake of the heartbreakingly depressing demise of Erica Garner Snipes, the fearless revolutionary-activist daughter of our fallen brother, Eric Garner (who was murdered in 2014 via a merciless NYPD chokehold as he uttered the fateful and final words…”I can’t breathe”) – it is important to weigh the supreme costs of fighting for ourContinue reading “Get Free…Or Die Trying: The Struggle for Black Liberation”
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