Black Future Month: Why We Choose to Look Ahead

Black History Month, held each February, is a consecrated time on America’s calendar when we honor the sacrifices of our ancestors: the tireless efforts of women’s rights activists like Sojourner Truth, abolitionists like Frederick Douglass, thought leaders like W.E.B Du Bois, movement shakers like Martin Luther King Jr., and voting rights activists like Fannie Lou …

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Is It Really About Race?

Since the Zimmerman verdict was announced a few weeks ago, there has been a lot of talk about race that has taken place. Many people, black and white alike, are up in arms about the results of the trial because they feel like race played a major role throughout this case starting with Trayvon’s unfortunate …

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Prayers for My Black Son

I can’t believe it’s already been three weeks since you came into this world and changed my life. You were ten days late, but right on time with a head full of curly black hair and big, beautiful brown eyes. I must admit, I loved you from the moment I laid eyes on you. Although …

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Could I Be Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman?

Earlier this week, I read this excellent blog post on Colorlines: Could I Be Both Trayvon Martin AND George Zimmerman? Although parts of me did not want to admit it, this author's underlining premise, that I could be both Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman was true! The fact that Zimmerman, in addition to having anglo …

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