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30th Jan 2016


Why I Can’t Vote for Hillary

In the words of CC Bloom from Beaches, “my memory is long, very long.” Before you get ready to pass judgment, I identify with cultural differential feminists, conservative at times,...



10th Dec 2015


Fear Factor Politics

When will people stand up? The election circus has made us a laughing stock. How can we be a beacon of democracy and freedom when people trying to become President...

Street artist Panzarino prepares a memorial as he writes the names of the Sandy Hook Elementary School victims during the six-month anniversary of the massacre, at Union Square in New York


03rd Dec 2015


Mass Shootings after Sandy Hook

How much more blood needs to be shed before our politicians give more than condolences? My latest article on Huffington Post addresses the culture of mass shootings after Sandy Hook....



19th Nov 2015


Minneapolis: The Next Selma

Is Black Lives Matter destined to go the way of the Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street, and Million Man March movements – a footnote in history? A recent poll showed...



14th Nov 2015


From Mizzou to Paris: Love Conquers Hate

I am typically tuned out during my writing sessions, no electronic devices. Last night after I finished writing, I checked my phone and my heart stopped. I was speechless and...



08th Nov 2015


Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq

The movie trailer was released and critics might as well thrown bullets at Spike Lee. These were not your normal movie critics.These were Chicago residents upset by the two minute...

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29th Oct 2015


No Student Deserves Violence

The amount of force used against the Spring Valley High School girl is unconscionable and unjustified. We need to stop victim blaming! Whatever happened to homeroom or Saturday detention. Blaming...

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06th Aug 2015



I have been silent because my hope and faith in humanity is fading.‪#‎SandraBland‬ has broken me to silence. As a black woman, we endure so much. We’re expected to be...



19th Jun 2015


Charleston Emanuel AME Church

I  waited until I went home to let my tears flow. God, how is this possible in 2015? Prayers to the victims’ families and parishioners of this historic church. I...



16th Feb 2015


Power of Forgiveness: Central Park Five

The story of the Central Park Five is an example of the worst miscarriages of justice – innocent citizens convicted. Five teenagers were falsely accused, demonized, and convicted of rape...



04th Feb 2015


A Song of Freedom

Too often, the month of February is relegated to reruns of Alex Haley’s Roots on television and commercials with companies saluting black leaders. In the 1980s, there was a slogan: “It’s...

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16th Jan 2015


MLK Day: The Dream & the Mountaintop

Dr. King sacrificed so much. Unfortunately, as a country, we still have not reached the mountain top. Education disparity, the widening gap between rich and poor, the evaporation of the...

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