How to be a racial justice ally

Many people want to help in the ongoing struggle for equality and equity, but they don’t know what to do. Activist DeRay Mckesson explains how we can all show up and stand up. 1. Own your privilege. “Acknowledge that there is a privilege you have [if you’re white], and use the privilege to disrupt that … Continue reading How to be a racial justice ally

Albert Woolum, White Navy Veteran, Kneels in a Black Lives Matter Shirt During National Anthem to Support Girls’ Volleyball Team — GOOD BLACK NEWS

Three words: "Thank you, Sir." Mo   article via thegrio.com On Friday night, cheerleaders for the DeSoto and Cedar Hill high schools’ football teams in Texas knelt during the national anthem before the game between their two schools to protest the treatment of people of color in the United States. What’s more, on Tuesday, the … Continue reading Albert Woolum, White Navy Veteran, Kneels in a Black Lives Matter Shirt During National Anthem to Support Girls’ Volleyball Team — GOOD BLACK NEWS

South African teen girls are protesting against their school’s racist hair policy — Fusion

Wow. I am aghast at this blatant racism against these lovely South African young girls! Great job young ladies. Keep fighting for the freedom to be yourself and love yourself just as you are. Your natural hair is the essence of your beauty as a creation of a loving God. Same stuff goes on in … Continue reading South African teen girls are protesting against their school’s racist hair policy — Fusion

Us and Them -My reality shift

My sadness over the reality of our divided society overwhelmed me today as old lyrics rang in my ear, in the form of an old favorite song, Us and Them, by Pink Floyd. I used to listen to this song, hour after hour, with giant headphones, with my best friend, Leslie, back in the 70s. We … Continue reading Us and Them -My reality shift

On being multi-racial in America

"Get in where you fit in." Where's that? Got a map?  I am seen as "black" in America. I have chocolate skin and a doctorate-level degree.  I am told I, "sound white," on the phone. Imagine the surprise when I show up! Actually, I am an adopted African American with the addition of Irish and Cherokee … Continue reading On being multi-racial in America

What a prophetic quote from 2009…

America is a young dumb country and it needs all kinds of help. America is a dumb puppy with big teeth that bite and hurt. And we take care of America. We hold America to our bosom; we feed America, we make love to America. There wouldn't be an America if it wasn't for black … Continue reading What a prophetic quote from 2009…

ON BEING A BLACK MAN

This is probably one of the best essays I have ever read on what it FEELS like being a black man in America. Kudos to this brave young writer for making his experience one that I could see and feel through his words. Check it out!!  God bless you, Richard! MO On being a Black … Continue reading ON BEING A BLACK MAN

Walking while Black

Check out this beautiful essay on a well-educated, Jamaican-born black man coming to America where he first encounters racism. What an amazing treat to see through his eyes what it feels like to be black AND male in America. I can't imagine how demeaning it must be to be treated like a criminal at every … Continue reading Walking while Black

Wow! Watch this lovely white 8th grade boy get real re ‘white boy privilege’ — Fusion

https://www.youtube.com/embed/g4Q1jZ-LOT0?version=3&rel=0&showinfo=0#038;rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent YouTubeSometimes the strongest messages come from the most unexpected places. In a video being widely circulated on Twitter on Monday morning, Royce Mann, an eighth grade student from Atlanta, is shown performing a slam poem titled “White Boy Privilege.” Across the social network, the video is being celebrated as the definition of responsible self-analysis by… … Continue reading Wow! Watch this lovely white 8th grade boy get real re ‘white boy privilege’ — Fusion