“Separate but Equal” was a legal doctrine which said racial segregation did not violate the Fourteenth Amendment guarantee of equal protection as long as the separate facilities provided to each race were equal. This meant federal, state and local governments could mandate services, facilities, housing, medical care, employment, transportation and education be segregated by race. […]

Many ask me why I am still doing this. What’s the point? What’s the goal?

I’ve had the same hair scarf since the mid-90s. I bought it from a Black Beauty supply store on the southside (pronounced souf-saahd) of Richmond, VA during my first year of college. That scarf has been with me thru every major moment in my adult life. It was there when I was on academic probation […]

I don’t like the word “minority”. People are not minorities. People are miracles. To be conceived, gestate and born alive and healthy is a miracle. To get up every day and go out into a world that was built for you to be oppressed and fail is a miracle yet survive and succeed anyway is […]

According to the urban dictionary, a catfish is someone who gives the impression of being attractive or sympathetic to attract attention online only to turn out to be the opposite of what is portrayed. Typically, catfishing is used in romantic relationships and trolling. A person creates a fabricated online profile to trick an unsuspecting suitor […]

If you’re going to have diverse people in your workplace,¬† you have a responsibility to to build inclusion.¬† Period. This starts with recognizing 3 things: ¬†Supremacy and Patriarchy are real and the majority of oppression is a spinoff of these 2 systemic issues. Diverse people have differing world views, experiences and needs that have to […]

Kathy Rae. Ohhhh. Kathy Rae. For those who may not be familiar, Kathy Rae was a viewer of the local CBS affiliate in Atlanta, who wrote a letter to anchorwoman, Sharon Reed, after an on-air discussion about the Atlanta mayoral election and the impact of shifting racial demographics played a part in the race. Reed […]

It is not unusual when you’re Black to find yourself being the only Black person a White person knows and regularly interacts with. At work or school or even church, you’re it. And because you’re the only Black person they know, your White friend talks to you about all the controversial topics surrounding race. Before […]

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