Overwhelmed by the Barrage of Information?: 5 Social Justice Organizations You Can Get Involved In

For the past couple of weeks, I have been consuming so much information about the transformation that is taking place around the country. Like many of you, I am so inspired and hopeful that we will finally be able to take a quantum leap in the fight against systemic racism, injustice, and inequality. If youContinue reading “Overwhelmed by the Barrage of Information?: 5 Social Justice Organizations You Can Get Involved In”

The Census: Go Ahead and “Get Er Done”

I will admit I was not sitting by my mailbox giddily waiting for my Census form to arrive. When it finally arrived, it took a couple of weeks before I actually sat down to complete it. My bad :-(. Once I finally focused on completing the task, I was embarrassed by my negligence because I realized: IContinue reading “The Census: Go Ahead and “Get Er Done””

No More Sitting On The Sidelines: How George Floyd’s Murder Affected Me.

The following is from a Facebook post I shared with friends shortly following the death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers. After his death, and a few days had gone by with notable silence from most of my white friends and colleagues about his death, I started thinking about what I couldContinue reading “No More Sitting On The Sidelines: How George Floyd’s Murder Affected Me.”

Black Lives Matter: You Cannot Afford to Burn Out

The change that we need in our country is not going to happen overnight. If we are committed to change, we must be prepared to fight long and hard. Like so many others, I have been feeling huge waves of emotion since May 25, 2020, the day we witnessed George Floyd being murdered by DerekContinue reading “Black Lives Matter: You Cannot Afford to Burn Out”

Henry McCollum: Freed After 30 Years On Death Row

On September 26, 1983, with her underwear shoved down her throat using a stick, the body of Sabrina Buie was found. She had been brutally beaten and raped; her body left bare in a field with only her bra that had been pushed up around her neck. Sabrina Buie was 11-years old when her lifeContinue reading “Henry McCollum: Freed After 30 Years On Death Row”

Victims of Police Brutality Bill of Rights: It Is Time

We are at our boiling point as we watch black man after black man, and women, lose their lives at the hands of those empowered to protect and to serve. The rage is apparent as we watch the destruction that is taking place in cities across the country. While the destruction has gotten everyone’s attention.Continue reading “Victims of Police Brutality Bill of Rights: It Is Time”

8 Minutes and 46 Seconds

When I got home on Friday, I flipped CNN on and climbed in bed, planning to nap to refresh myself after a long drive. As I lay there waiting for the sleep to come, I caught up with what was taking place in our country while I was on the road. I eventually dozed offContinue reading “8 Minutes and 46 Seconds”

Do We Have to Be a Society Riddled With Gun Violence?

The Columbine Massacre, which claimed 15 lives occurred 21 years ago, on April 20, 1999. I was 28 years old. Weapons of choice: Intratec TEC-9 Mini; Hi-Point 995 Carbine; Savage 67H pump-action shotgun; Stevens 311D double barreled sawed-off shotgun; 99 explosives. April 16, 2007, 13 years ago, The Virginia Tech Massacre occurred, claiming 33 lives.Continue reading “Do We Have to Be a Society Riddled With Gun Violence?”

Your Vote Matters

I have come across quite a few young people that seem disgruntled with our election process. Actually, let me not limit this to young people. I have come across quite a few people that seem disgruntled with our election process. They look to the last presidential election to support their argument that their vote doesContinue reading “Your Vote Matters”

QUEEN AND SUMMEY

As I sat there watching Queen and Slim my mind wandered back… It was a beautiful summer day and we didn’t have a care in the world. Two professional black people taking a break from the grind of litigation. We found ourselves at Lowe’s in Morehead City plant shopping. Satisfied with our selection, we checkedContinue reading “QUEEN AND SUMMEY”