Category: Black Lives Matter Clear

So You Want to Read About Race?

Categorized: Black Lives Matter

Over the past couple of years there has been an increase, in my life, of folks asking me for book…

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A Year After The 2020 Summer of Black Lives Matter

Categorized: Black Lives Matter

“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.” – Zora Neale Hurston It has been nearly one year…

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Voices of African Americans: The One Thing White People Can Do To Be More Inclusive

Categorized: Black History, Black Lives Matter, Diversity

In early June, I launched an ambitious podcast, Being the Dot. The goal of Being the Dot was to discuss…

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526 Words

Categorized: Black Lives Matter

This essay is 526 words long. It is 526 words because that is how many seconds are in eight minutes…

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Being the Dot: Thriving in White Spaces during “The Revolution”

Categorized: Black Lives Matter

The last few weeks have been some of the most complicated of my Black life.  In just a two-week period,…

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What You CAN DO

Categorized: Black Lives Matter

As a black woman AND an empath, I’ve found myself speechless and heavy-hearted lately. The tragic killings of George Flyod,…

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What’s Your Intention? Showing Up for Black Lives

Categorized: Black Lives Matter

As news about George Floyd’s death spread on Tuesday, May 26, it appeared to grip folks in the White community…

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Free, at Last?

Categorized: Black Lives Matter

One of my favorite lines from the classic film Apollo 13 is “Houston, we have a problem.” Well, the sad…

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Don’t Just Sit There: Do Something

Categorized: Black Lives Matter

To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious, is to be in a rage almost all…

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Black Lives Matter, Matters!

Categorized: Black Lives Matter

I was six, nearly seven, years old growing up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana when novelist, playwright, essayist, poet, activist, and…

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Will You Stand?

Categorized: Black Lives Matter

This is my voice, my truths. Not in a complaining fashion, but in an answering the question fashion. The question…

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Our Reality: Young and Black in America

Categorized: Black Lives Matter

We are black. Our father is white and gay. He adopted us from foster care 20 years ago. No one…

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Embracing Unnatural Things

Categorized: Black Lives Matter

The killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police has rocked our nation. The reactions of peace loving individuals all over…

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