Today I participated in the #ReclaimMLK March starting at 110th & Lenox in Harlem. This march was different than the ones written about in About Last Night and on 12/13/14, this march was to commemorate Dr. King but also show how his dreams of racial justice have not come through with the constant killings of […]Read more "Reclaiming MLK"
This year has been a roller coaster no just because of all that I have accomplished but because of all that has happened in our world. I started 2014 knowing that I would graduate from college and hopefully make it to a PhD history program. I did not know that I would have the opportunity […]Read more "2014: A Year in Review"
Don’t worry I am not disclosing anything about the case, which I barely remember. Jury duty has become the scorn of many for its inconvenience in our lives but it is a requirement that all US citizens have the privilege to participate in. The concept of being judged by ones peers is very noble but […]Read more "What my First Time on Jury Duty Taught me about the Law and Race in America"
While I was in the crowd my emotions raged war within. I was afraid to say the chants because of fear that I would get angry and then not be able to do something and start to cry. I was confused because last Summer was the 50th year anniversary of the March on Washington, this Summer marked the 50th year anniversary of Freedom Summer, and 4 days ago (Dec. 1) was the day 59 years ago when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat and lit the fire that would launch the 381 day Montgomery Bus Boycott. I was confused because why was I marching? Why are WE still marching for people to realize racism is real?Read more "About Last Night"
This is a collection of articles from the weekend up until this morning. Ferguson is still the main focus in these articles but I have also included other issues of racial injustices occurring. Ferguson What White People Need to Know, and do, After Ferguson, Sally Kohn, The Washington Post Status Update: Dear White People, it’s OK to talk […]Read more "Article Reader 12/3/14"
I don’t even know where to begin with this. Darren Wilson was not indicted in the murder of Michael Brown last night and though I expected this, I am still and will always be angry about it. When George Zimmerman got away with the murder of Trayvon Martin I felt distraught because I still had […]Read more "The Death (and Rebirth) of Hope"