Between Rage and Mourning

As my heart weeps for the unarmed man, a Black man who was shot 5 times in the back by a White police officer. One a father to be, and the other a father of four. How could this have escalated from a broken tail light? I don’t want to believe that a police officer…

Engaged Buddhism, Oprah Angel Network, and Renewed Spirits

I am sure that many of the protesters who may have financial challenges with making their bails and would be grateful for Oprah Angel network support, or some other financial foundation Oprah owns or supports that speaks to social justice and social change. The protesters’ experience and willingness to protest injustice is as powerful for me…

The Drip-Drip Method: Called to Order S1/E1

The Drip-Drip Method is a period piece, starting circa 1859. The story follows the life events of strong African American women who were enslaved.  This show will examine this dreadful chaotic moment in history from the resistance and triumphant point of view of Blacks.  How did they survive?  What were their resistance strategies?  How did they organize themselves behind…

I’m Sick With A Social Flu, Again.

Why does the media care more about this ‪#‎donaldsterling‬ and not this http://www.thenation.com/blog/179571/justice-sotomayor-speaks-truth-white-power. as you can tell, in the past few days, I have been suffering from another type of social flu; diversionary media racism coverage (DMRC). I keep catching the bug and can’t shake it.  

Justice and Truth

“We can not seek justice and then deny truth.” This thought or line just came to me as I reflect on how far we have come as African Americans in this country. Yesterday I watched “Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth”, a film that chronicles her magnificent life and inside of the film the images of…

How Many Walls In Your Teepee?

I woke from a wierd dream state while finishing up my ten-day assignment in Indianapolis.  I was staying at the JW Marriot for my university.  As my mind crawled out of its haze, this emerged; “How Many Walls In Your Teepee?”  I didn’t really know what this meant, pondered it for a minute or two,…

Transformation and Compassion

Have you ever seen the movie, Transformers, where cars magically twist  and turn into robots? In the movie we watch with a child’s eye how cars change into robots….wait, wait, they don’t just change they transform.  On the TV show Extreme Makeover they transform homes not just change them.  After being a teacher and learner for 25 years as…