I will keep this short… There is a global pandemic…Covid-19 …also anti-black racism …also violence against women …also fear and isolation of disabilities. …and more. The United States faces its own unique epidemic…gun entitlement …also militarized (hyper-masculinized) concepts of policing …also health and wellness that is the national equivalent of cotton in the early 1800s. […]

When I was a child in New York City, my parents were very keen on my brother and me visiting pretty much every museum we could on a regular basis.  Being artists themselves, I was four or five years old when I first visited the The American Museum of Natural History.  I’m embarrassed to admit […]

Yesterday, I had the great opportunity to hear from some incredible young voices in the fight for Black Lives.  At the protest organized by My Brother’s Keeper Cambridge, there were powerful and personal arguments made for a deeper and more systemic approach to dealing with racism that exists even within a liberal bastion like Cambridge, […]

The face of racism is unassuming.  It is not an angry cropped hair white 20-something holding a torch screaming “you will not replace us!”  It is not a barrel-chested gun toting self-styled militia guy wearing a Confederate flag.  It is not the “Becky” or “Karen” calling the cops.  The face of racism is any white […]

The problem isn’t just police.  The problem is the specific policing of blackness. Policing blackness is the attempt to constrain, contain, silence, appropriate, shape or otherwise mutilate the humanity of black people to suit white comfort.  Where it goes tragically wrong is when policing blackness is combined with a badge and a weapon and a […]

The 2020 presidential candidates are all clamoring for the black vote.  Even though Trump basically won the election with virtually no black support (Clinton had 88% of the black vote to Trump’s 8%[1]) Trump recognizes that his below 50% presidency means that he has no insurance policy…particularly with the government actively working against foreign interference, […]

…the right to be an individual. My blackness is more than slavery. My blackness is a 400 year battle for human rights: The right to family The right to property The right to education The right to citizenship The right to self defense The right to vote The right to housing The right to health […]