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”

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”

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.”

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”

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”

This is America

So now it appears that peaceful protests are a thing of the past. At least, if you are in the NFL. In response to NFL players stance on police brutality and racial profiling, the NFL “powers that be” have come up with a rule that says if the players are on the field during theContinue reading “This is America”

Mommy vs. Feminist/Activist

For those of you that did not get to read it, I decided to share my last column in the Bertie-Ledger. Let me know your thoughts! A couple of years ago, I selfishly refused to understand a mother’s view when she explained that she had little to no concern about her African-American son making aContinue reading “Mommy vs. Feminist/Activist”

My Nephews Are Not Safe

Today, I am so thankful that I am not raising sons. My heart goes out to all of those mothers that are raising Black boys. It has become all too common for us to hear about another senseless murder of a Black man at the hand of those given the responsibility of PROTECTING and SERVING.Continue reading “My Nephews Are Not Safe”