A Prayer of Comfort and Hope–Dr. Alyn E. Waller

It seems that every week we, as a community, are grieving another life lost. I continually say, "I am more than a hashtag." Yet, it seems that we may be one mile, one block, one step, one breath from becoming the next hashtag. Good people from both sides have lost their lives, and we have … Continue reading A Prayer of Comfort and Hope–Dr. Alyn E. Waller

What Does a “Bad Dude” Look Like? #TerenceCrutcher

I am constantly amazed about the police shootings that occur throughout this country--black, brown, yellow, green, orange, purple, and white. Every time, I think I have seen it all, another hashtag is created, and I am left sitting here shaking my head. My heart heavy. My soul just a bit more empty. Wondering what more … Continue reading What Does a “Bad Dude” Look Like? #TerenceCrutcher

The Success of Malcolm: The Death of a Dream

This was an interesting post about the recent events, racial movements such as Black Lives Matter, and equality. I would love to hear your thoughts. I’ve been having a hard time with the recent Dallas shooting of 12 police officers, almost entirely because the progressive people who I have on my Facebook friends list, who … Continue reading The Success of Malcolm: The Death of a Dream

More Than a Hashtag #PhilandoCastile

Unfortunately, Facebook has already pulled the live video of Philando Castile's murder. While many people are still raw and emotional over the death of Alton Sterling, we now have to process the death of Philando Castile. Our men are more than hashtags. They were men with families. Both MURDERED in front of their children by … Continue reading More Than a Hashtag #PhilandoCastile

Wake Up! #AltonSterling

People want to sign petitions against Jesse Williams for speaking the truth. Fans of Lecrae threaten to stop listening for posting the truth. Politicians threaten to walk away and not support a single bill because President Obama wants to uplift communities and speak their truth. Facebook shuts down pages because they write the truth. Well hear this truth... Our … Continue reading Wake Up! #AltonSterling

Independence Day

Today is the great day known as Independence Day. Many are celebrating with their family and friends. They may be having a cookout in their backyard, enjoying a local parade, going to the shore, or enjoying a local concert. This great day of celebrating will end with a grandiose display of fireworks set to a … Continue reading Independence Day

Jesse Williams: 2016 BET Humanitarian Award Speech

"Peace peace. Thank you, Debra. Thank you, BET. Thank you Nate Parker, Harry and Debbie Allen for participating in that (video). Before we get into it, I just want to say I brought my parents out tonight. I just want to thank them for being here, for teaching me to focus on comprehension over career, and … Continue reading Jesse Williams: 2016 BET Humanitarian Award Speech

Jesse Williams Dropping Serious Knowledge #BETAwards

"Freedom is always coming in the hereafter. But the hereafter is the hustle. We want it now." --Jesse Williams Jesse Williams spoke the truth at the 2016 BET Awards. I hope people weren't just emotional for the moment. Rather, let's continue to take action.

The Thugs of North Beach Avenue #ChangeTheNarrative

"The truth can never be known. It can only be told in a story."—Alex Haley, Roots Earlier today, I saw this video of the beach brawl that occurred at North Avenue Beach in Chicago during Memorial Weekend. For the first time in media reporting, I was not surprised by what I saw. There was no … Continue reading The Thugs of North Beach Avenue #ChangeTheNarrative