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Your necessary air is restricted.  You take short breaths.  You wait for relief.  One day, it hurt so bad you took a viability assessment.  Will you live? Verdict’s out. There’s a gatdamn boot on your neck.  One day, it will come off, you reason.  You wait.  One day, you’ll take a long, deep breath.   Until […]

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Black_Woman

Okay. So. I saw this video titled “Why Are Black Women So Argumentative?” being discussed in the context of a safe space for black women.  There are so many things we disagreed with her on.  There are so many things I wish she’d have made more clear or even more logical.  i.e. isn’t there a […]

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Black_Woman

Your necessary air is restricted.  You take short breaths.  You wait for relief.  One day, it hurt so bad you took a viability assessment.  Will you live? Verdict’s out. There’s a gatdamn boot on your neck.  One day, it will come off, you reason.  You wait.  One day, you’ll take a long, deep breath.   Until […]

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infitnite hope

My friend, Micha asked me to guest post on what King’s response may be how his dream is (or isn’t) playing out as a part of a larger Patheos project to address the American Church in lieu of Black History Month.  For whatever reason, I don’t love addressing the Church directly -I feel too fallen […]

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black woman chair

When an international magazine editor sits down on a chair called “the black woman chair,” for an editorial magazine… …heads are scratched. Pearls are actually clutched.  Swear words are articulated.  Anger is not just in the head or heart, it is felt in the body.  From anger to sadness to despair. Then you remember this […]

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chicago_street1200

I went to the Story Chicago Conference this past week.  The theme was A Sense of Place but I felt anything but. The 1st evening of the conference, conference creator Ben Arment gave us a brief welcome and an introduction to the 2013 Sundance-award-winning documentary, Blood Brother.  The film follows a white American, Rocky Braat […]

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sem

Today I started my new job as a Program Director for a local nonprofit.  It was fabulous.  There are many aspects of this position I know I’m going to love including getting to train several non-profit Boards in volunteer management & volunteer recruitment.  It’s amazingly up my alley.  Thank. You. God. So.  I guess Ima’ […]

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my family

netizen |ˈnetəzən| noun a user of the Internet, esp. a habitual or avid one. ~  ~ Some helpful things to consider as as you pursue your God sized dream.  ~ Father of Three, One Living ~ What happens when when a white women’s daughter buys a black American Girl doll. ~ We have so far […]

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