We can't swim, we can't buy skittles, we can't listen to loud music, we can't shop, we can't play, we can't breathe, we can't pray. — Pete Haviland-Eduah (@TheNotoriousPHE) June 18, 2015 Was already weary. Was already heavy hearted. Was already tired. Where can we be safe? Where can we be free? Where can we be […]Read more "“Happy” 150th Juneteenth"
That Justice is a blind goddess Is a thing to which we black are wise: Her bandage hides two festering sores That once perhaps were eyes. Langston Hughes It has been another trying week as a black man in the U.S. This morning the state’s attorney Marilyn J. Mosby filed charges against six Baltimore Police Officers. […]Read more "With Liberty and Justice for All [sic]"
President Barack Obama gave his annual State of the Union speech last night and it was a great demonstration of his oratory skills that made many get swept up by his charm during his 2008 campaign. The speech started off very strong and hard driving home Obama’s accomplishments with healthcare reform and lowering the unemployment […]Read more "The State of the Black Union Remains Stagnant"
So recently Oprah Winfrey made some very questionable comments while promoting the film Selma stating: What I’m looking for is some kind of leadership to come out of this to say, ‘This is what we want. This is what has to change, and these are the steps that we need to take to make these changes, […]Read more "Why We Need to Change Our Concept of Leadership for the #BlackLivesMatter Movement"
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"
This morning as I woke up I continued in the tradition that black people have been participating in since the days of slavery, I woke up with freedom on my mind. Maybe one day one of my descendants will wake up and not have to worry about the racial issues in the world but I […]Read more "Waking Up"
We all have privilege in varying forms whether it be tomato privilege, white privilege, or the privilege to ignore how Thanksgiving was actually founded and what really happened to Native Americans while we eat our turkey.Read more "Thanksgiving Thoughts: My Tomato Privilege and What it has to do with Ferguson"