Category Archives: Culture

Colin Kaepernick: What’s Really Going On?

A year ago when Colin Kaepernick decided to take a knee during the San Francisco 49ers preseason game against the Green Bay Packers, I questioned his timing and reasoning. I believe we all have the right to protest and boycott, … Continue reading

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Stop Supporting Your Enemies

“The first black…” “The first black man…” “The first black female…” “The first female…” Barack Obama was the first black president of the United States. Gabby Douglas was the first African American woman to win the all-around gold in the … Continue reading

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“Eye” See Color

Try to engage an adult, especially a white person, in a conversation about race…I guarantee you, the first thing out of their mouth will be, “I don’t see color.” Do you believe that? I sure don’t! The truth is, we … Continue reading

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A Letter to a Former Teacher

Dear Mrs. Street, I still remember the first day I walked into your class. You had it all set up nice and neat. It was obvious you took time to prepare it for lost kids like me. Your room was … Continue reading

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Black Women are not Hoes

Look at a black woman, what do you see? Maybe their natural hair, maybe some weave. Dark smooth skin, a caramel complexion, or perhaps a redbone. Pretty brown eyes, a perfectly shaped nose, and kissable lips for sure. Whether she’s … Continue reading

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Justice for All

Last night, a black man was murdered in New York City…but most people wouldn’t know that because he was a police officer and he was shot in the head by another black man. I thought black lives mattered? I thought … Continue reading

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What Makes Me Different: A Note from a Young Black Male School Teacher

He’s a thug, he’s a gangsta, he’s a bully! Often times, these are the labels placed on young black males who have been murdered by white men in law enforcement. A justification if you will. A justification for why another … Continue reading

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