The echoes of The Slap still ring through the online halls and in people’s minds. You know what I mean by “The Slap” right? I’m sure most of you do, anyway. It’s probably gonna be many years before too many people forget what it was and who is ...
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“Bad Boys” and the slap that still reverberates

The echoes of The Slap still ring through the online halls and in people’s minds. You know what I mean by “The Slap” right? I’m sure most of you do, anyway. It’s probably gonna be many years before too many people forget what it was and who is attached to it. But, for those of ...

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From Black Lives Matter to Jim Crow 2.0

The problem with progress is the assumption we make that it will always continue moving forward—but the truth is that progress requires diligence, attention, and not getting complacent. For over two years, I worked out several times a week with a personal trainer, specifically working on weight training. Late last summer, I decided that it ...

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The uncertainty of whiteness

Growing up, my parents only had a few hardcore rules that were ingrained in me early in life. Among them was: Don’t ever bring home a white boy. If you ever saw my TedX talk from years ago, you know that my father grew up in rural Arkansas as one of 16 children—and my grandparents ...

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“Uncle Joe” needs to lay off the rap and the pandering

So, President Joe Biden is trying to ride the coattails of Kendrick Lamar to humiliate Donald Trump but—more importantly—to try to win over Black people. Sit with that for a moment while I fill you in on backstory. Even though it’s all over social media, and I find it hard to believe that many people ...

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The world is on fire: Is it okay to rest?

Prior to 2020, it never occurred to me—as a near-lifetime career activist—that one could simply be too overwhelmed to stay active in the work. I mean sure, life happens, but we simply must go on. Right? After all, that had been my operating style for decades until 2020.  When my mother died in the spring of ...

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