National Black Business Month: Black Business Data

It is National Black Business Month! Just like we use January as a time to think about things we would like to do differently in our lives, we should begin to use August to think about how much we support Black business. Until it becomes a common practice, we must be intentional about spending dollars withContinue reading “National Black Business Month: Black Business Data”

Black Business Owner: The Resistance

Real talk. For the longest time, I resisted being placed in a box by identifying as a “Black Business Owner”. As a lawyer, I feared it would limit my opportunity for growth by making non-black consumers shy away from supporting me. I also feared it would make people call into question the quality of theContinue reading “Black Business Owner: The Resistance”

The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act

On May 25, 2020 George Floyd was murdered by a Minneapolis police officer. On June 25, 2020 the House of Representatives passed the The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. To date, the Senate has not voted in favor of The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. Our country is in a tailspin right now,Continue reading “The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act”

Aspen Ideas Festival

The 2020 Aspen Ideas Festival was amazing. Although it was my first time attending, it definitely will not be my last. The Festival is full of thought leaders and great conversation about a wide array of subjects. So you know I was in “hog heaven” as they say here in the south. Thanks to COVID-19, I didContinue reading “Aspen Ideas Festival”

Defund The Police You Say?

Where in the “Sam Hill” is Eugene, Oregon? I have no idea, but I would love to study the people in that community. It seems they implemented police defunding long before the world watched Derek Chauvin murder George Floyd on the streets of Minneapolis. In fact, Eugene Oregon began defunding police thirty years ago. Those ofContinue reading “Defund The Police You Say?”

Knowledge is Power: Terms We Are Hearing a Lot Lately

There is a myriad of conversations taking place in the wake of George Floyd’s murder about ways to change the landscape in our society so that we can move beyond our countries biggest sin, slavery. One of the things that everyone can agree on is we all must be take time to learn about andContinue reading “Knowledge is Power: Terms We Are Hearing a Lot Lately”

November 3, 2020: If this date does not ring a bell you need to read this.

I know it seems that week after week I am writing about voting or elections. Without hesitation, I will openly say that our country needs to replace Donald Trump as the President of the United States of America. While I was shocked when he first became President of the United States, as a citizen ofContinue reading “November 3, 2020: If this date does not ring a bell you need to read this.”

V.A.T. (Victory After This)

There’s nothing u can say or do right now to help these feelings of brokenness  Can’t u see the pain, hear it in my cry and feel my pain  Oh I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe   Tell me how much more do we have to endure  The senseless violence, riots out of control   I can’tContinue reading “V.A.T. (Victory After This)”

Vote: Period(t)

I know each and every one of you are registered and ready to vote. Regardless, it won’t hurt for me to give you a gentle nudge. Just in case you have any lingering doubts about going to the polls and exercising one of your most important rights. YOU NEED TO EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE!Continue reading “Vote: Period(t)”

The Power of the National Rifle Association Cannot Be Ignored

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. 2nd amendment to the u.s. constitution My country seems to be slightly obsessed with an individual’s ability to own guns. We point to our right to be safeContinue reading “The Power of the National Rifle Association Cannot Be Ignored”