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Monsters are Real

This evil sits there in plain sight, yet it cannot be caught because it resides beneath the murky waters of intent and privilege. It sits there devouring the souls and[…]

Illusion of Safety

As People of Color, we have always been offered the lie that there will be safety in bondage.  This illusion is seen across cultures and contexts where one class or[…]

Whose Normal Are We Returning To?

Many of us are thinking about life after Covid-19 as vaccines are hitting more and more arms. I have found interesting the amount of language I have heard around getting[…]

First Sears and Roebuck United Methodist Church

Even before Covid-19, retail sales at brick-and-mortar stores had been changing. The marked decline was due in large part to the industry-changing increase in online shopping. But Covid-19 has accelerated[…]

The heart of Black Santa and the imagination of Children

For the past 17 years I have had the pleasure of serving as Black Santa, taking pictures with kids and handing out candy canes.  I have been Black Santa for[…]

White Political Liberalism

Since election Tuesday, we have heard a lot of rhetoric about people of color, Black people, and Black women delivering the election for Biden-Harris.  Looking back on this election will[…]

Voter Suppression and Disenfranchisement Fuel the American Dream

In the era of Trump, social and political maladies that were once said and done behind closed doors are now open for all to see.  The subtext is now the[…]

Mamba

I like many others was stunned on Sunday morning January 26th when I heard the news that Kobe Bryant his daughter and 7 other people were killed in a helicopter[…]

Telling Your Story

For leaders of color, as you grow in leadership you will be asked to speak at and into white initiates in the form of conferences, article contributions, or “conversations”.  As[…]

White Hero

Be on the lookout for white heroes. Trust your instincts that these leaders are not as impressive as white folks think they are. White Hero – (n) – A charismatic[…]

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