Just a reminder as people go to the polls that #blacklivesmatter… On voting day, Thanks to the casual Supreme Court erasure Of 100 years of struggle for suffrage, Tangled restrictions and loopholes Will block the opportunity For large pockets of American black people To make their voices heard in a government That originally wanted only […]

It must be nice up there.  It must be nice to be able to look wryly at our cultural missteps and loosely identified foibles and chuckle.  It must be nice to say (from afar) “gosh, that one sure got the short end of the stick…ah, ah, ah, ah, ah…” Yes, lawdy, it must be nice […]

This post is part of a series this week that will honor the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, August 28, 1963. – For Kimberlee –  So the other day, a young black friend of mine posted on her facebook about being African American.  She had been asked “what African?” […]

My word for the day is ‘perspective.’ Yesterday, President Obama did something unprecedented.  He completely personalized an issue that he didn’t have to.  Until yesterday, He was treading the road of Washington D.C. professional, political navigator…insider.  But yesterday he made a surprise statement about the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case.  For at least a portion of […]

Sometimes all it takes is one word to start a conversation.  This is an invitation to start the conversation. Choose a word, write it on an envelope or similar sized piece of paper, take a picture of your self holding that word like a ‘mug-shot’ and post it to your facebook wall, twitter account or here […]

I love Paul Ryan.  Here’s someone who has hitched his wagon to the Romney horse (lame though it may be) and is all gung ho and ready to “energize” the base, and make the Romney campaign relevant to young people and to…well…BRING IT! Yes those immortal words from the fitness guru du jour Tony Horton, […]