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I am not your social justice Mammy.

  About 4 years ago, after an experience at a training I was assisting a former liberal white female friend who was leading a training (where I was one of perhaps 3 Black Women out of the hundreds of women … Continue reading

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Be the friend who is actually there. Suicide is grounded in a feeling of isolation. We live in a society where the cowardice of social grace is the norm. Our culture celebrates the illusion of happiness and avoids reality by … Continue reading

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Don’t Follow Black Women…Nourish Us. Please.

The phrase “follow Black Women” should be modified to “Nourish Black Women”. Continue reading

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The power of Active Silence and Embracing that the Problem…is always Me.

  I was a runner.  My Mom has always been a spanker.  Because of my inability to be silent in the face of perceived injustice…as a kid, I got spankings several times a week.  My older brother would come home … Continue reading

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#getfree Challenge June- Anger

Last week I went to a yoga workshop.  The title…Race, Trauma & Well Being: times that call for love led by Angel Kyodo Williams, Hala Khouri, and Kerri Kelly.  Hearing the actual level of wealth inequality between black and white people … Continue reading

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Warning Label…

I went to see Suzanne Lori Parks play Venus tonight, it’s the story of the South African woman Sarah Baartman who was enslaved by profiteers who exploited her as a side show act because of her, compared to European standards … Continue reading

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I am not Your Work Horse.

Artwork by timokamura.com African American women are more than just “strong”.  Our very existence is a miracle. I’ve always known true American history.  My grandfather, a sharecropper from Kingstree, South Carolina told me stories about black people being lynched, their … Continue reading

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