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Two Worlds, One Town

The Auto Zone is still scorched in Ferguson. I know because I saw it with my own eyes today. The once bright orange letters are black, and twisted. There is … Continue reading

April 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

Who are we talking about?

James Baldwin famously said that, “To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time.” While not in … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Jenny from the Block and Misogyny

 I was warned not to go. I should have listened. However I enjoy Jennifer Lopez. I have been a fan since her Fly Girl days. So despite my better … Continue reading

March 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

Showing up

Standing in the doorway of the Value Market I did not expect to be warm. The constant opening of the doors and attic wind chill blasts might have had something … Continue reading

February 18, 2015 · Leave a comment


As I  sit in this hipsteriffic micro-roastery and espresso bar, I notice I am the only person of color in here. This has become so normal in my experience, that … Continue reading

February 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Eyes Wide Shut

Malcolm X warned us with these words. For people of color in my friend circles on social media, this has certainly come to pass. The Grammy awards last night featured … Continue reading

February 9, 2015 · 5 Comments

Having Tea with Fear

I was afraid of Thriller. Yes that one. I was born in 1980, and my parents were then and are now liberal activists/religious conservatives. That meant I pretty much got … Continue reading

February 7, 2015 · 3 Comments

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