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Real heroes of the South

There is no statue honoring Yvonne Bernadette Lee Odom in my hometown of Delray Beach, Florida. I would like to feign surprise, but I am

Dear Black men: We need you

(Photo credit: / Laurin Rinder) Megan Thee Stallion hit us with a deep conversation about protecting Black women. Throughout history, there have been countless

Find your joy on Election Day 2020

Berry Gordy’s The Last Dragon is my happy movie. I have had a once a month viewing appointment with this film for over twenty-five years.

Black women are victims of an unjust system

Crowds have chanted her name. Social media feeds have been flooded, demanding justice for Breonna Taylor. A call for action is demanded but has fallen

Honoring Chadwick Boseman

In the words of Kendrick Lamar, “But if God got us then we gon’ be alright.” We lost another hero: Chadwick Boseman, the epitome of

Vote like your life depends on it

Another Black man has been shot by those sworn to protect and serve. Yet during this turmoil, we are expected to remain calm as we

When is enough too much?

Recently, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion were in the headlines again — not about Megan’s gunshot wound to the foot or Cardi’s conversations with

Daniels Family Reunion

Because I’m Black

For nearly 30 years, three words have been my answer to a number of queries received from the White People’s Delegation of America. “Why don’t

How do introverts protest?

Introverts protest the same way we do anything in life — with substance, with analysis and with reflection. Black introverts feel deeply about what’s happening

Reflecting on blackface

Reflecting on this White psychology and their obsession with having to don blackface. But don’t get me wrong. From the 1840s creation of the minstrel


Changing the world

George Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter Gianna looked on quizzically while her mother gave a heart-wrenching description of what the death of her father would mean throughout

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