I Am Very Proud That My Wife Is White: Says Black Man Hubert Davis

So my daughter’s college, UNC-Chapel Hill, made history this month. Long-time head basketball coach Roy Williams retired, and Hubert Davis was selected as the University’s new head coach. This decision was historic because Hubert Davis is the 1st African-American head basketball coach in UNC’s 232-year history. It took a university that heavily recruits African-American youngContinue reading “I Am Very Proud That My Wife Is White: Says Black Man Hubert Davis”

Pssst! Don’t Forget To Vote

In case you forgot, It has ONLY been 150 years since African-American MEN were given the opportunity to weigh in and let their voices be heard in the political arena. Actually, while the 15th Amendment gave African-American men the right to vote 150 years ago, there were a lot of racist people in America thatContinue reading “Pssst! Don’t Forget To Vote”

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”

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”

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)”

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.”

On Stereotyping…am I a bad person?

I was headed up to my room from the hotel lobby. As the elevator door opened, another guest walked up and entered the elevator with me. Our conversation was limited to me asking “which floor” so that I could push the button for him since I was closest to the buttons. Within the short periodContinue reading “On Stereotyping…am I a bad person?”

The Entitled Beggar

Approximately eight of us were standing in line on a New York City sidewalk waiting to enter the IFC Center on 6th Avenue. Excited that we were about to see the documentary “While I Breathe, I Hope”, we stood around chatting as we patiently waited. As is common in New York City, the eight ofContinue reading “The Entitled Beggar”

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”