Loving Blackness, Holding Global Space

“We begin by holding space for us to heal from the trauma and terror caused by these systems. We begin by holding space for the imagination to conjure up a different world, where we can invest in preventative measures …”

Why The Term Implicit Bias Rubs Me The Wrong Way

Implicit bias, while it may be measured as a latent psychological construct –whose overall goal is to document the intersubjective experience of non or subconscious racism, we must be extremely careful when we continue to say “implicit bias” . From my view, the use of the term implicit bias, a post racial and post modern…

I May Die Dreaming Of Black Freedom

I realize on a deep and cosmic level that I may die dreaming of Black freedom. That will not be fine but I accept all that is, a world that is not safe but can be joyous, the racism, the struggle, and witnessing how so many Whites have remained stuck in honoring White supremacy. Those of…

How the Peck Peck Peck of Racism Kills Us

Philando Castile was stopped over 52 times for driving misdemeanors prior to his being shot and killed, while a 4 or 5 year old girl, and his girlfriend witnessed the execution. In essence, he was pecked, pecked, pecked to death by a system that engaged in blatant, socially sanctioned, discriminatory behavior. He was killed by…

You Are Not Crazy, Taking Care of Yourself When Terrorist Acts Happen

To my readers, I know that the deaths of both ‪#‎AltonSterling‬ and now ‪#‎PhilandoCastile‬, may have shaken you deeply and know that you are not alone in that pain, anger, and grief. I also know that many of us are shaken by the deaths of police officers in Dallas. The police systems continue to fail…

The Death of Freddie Gray Is Tied The Roots Of Our Enslavement

This not guilty verdict is saddening but not surprising. In the past several years, Renisha McBride was shot in the head and lay dying on the front porch of the man who shot her through a locked door, several transwomen of color have been killed, we watched a video where Eric Garner begged for his…

Reject Violence As A Way Of Being Human

If we do nothing else today, pray for loving peace.   Pray that our hearts will open wider and support girls and women in our lives with deep gratitude and purpose.   Pray that our hearts will continue to beat, and with every beat claim the knowledge that comes with a beating heart. To know,…