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A Letter to My Elected Officials: We will not be complicit in our own destruction

A Letter to My Elected Officials: We will not be complicit in our own destruction

I wanted to share with you all today a letter I am sending in some form or another to my national/state/local officials. We have to put pressure on this system in order to change the system.  I challenge you all to write letters and make your voice heard. Be willing to act, to bring about change […]

Ferguson = #BusinessAsUsual

Today is my birthday. (Originally posted on 11/26/2014) I am not one to get too excited about these special days or isolated celebrations. I tell my family, you don’t have to do anything special for me on my birthday. Love me every day. Get good grades in school. Be great citizens. Support me when I […]

Moving Beyond My Anger to Remember Dr. King’s Dream
January 19, 2015
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Moving Beyond My Anger to Remember Dr. King’s Dream

I took my family to see the movie Selma and I left angry. I was born in 1969, almost one year and eight months after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I was raised hearing about the iconic Dr. King during Negro History Week (we didn’t get a month until 1976). I toured […]

Let’s Keep It Real

Let’s Keep It Real

Like many people I am disturbed, but not surprised by what is happening in Missouri. Growing up in Houston, Texas I understood that there were certain rules that I had to follow when engaging the police. The rules applied to me, a poor African-American adolescent male, but they did not apply to some of my […]