Ahmaud Arbery and the Legacy of Inaction, Injustice and Tragedy Porn for Black People

So, the past week has been interesting. I say interesting because everything that's been happening should have already happened on or immediately after February 23, 2020. That's the day Ahmaud Arbery was murdered while taking a jog in Georgia. But it was only this week that his murderers, father and son Gabriel and Travis McMichael, …

In the Age of the ‘Rona It’s Mask or Die: But If You’re a Black Man, Apparently It’s Complicated

I was out for one of the two walks I’d take yesterday when I saw an older black man get extremely startled. He was edging his lawn and didn’t see a woman walking behind him in the street until she was quite close. Not too close, mind, but he jumped so hard, I was startled, …

Sarcasm, Bleach and Sunlight: I Think I’ll Just Sleep Until Times Get Better

So, I saw an article on Fast Company today, “5 reasons we need emotionally intelligent leaders in times of crisis.” Are you nodding? Yeah. Me too. Day to day people are struggling. I mean, they’re really struggling. At last count, some 26 million Americans applied for unemployment in the month or so. It’s bananas. Almost completely out …

What to Do When You’re #blackAF and a Walking, Hilarious Stereotype

Okay, so I started watching #blackAF because who wouldn’t want to watch a Netflix original series about a family of black people struggling with something other than sports injuries, being broke, abuse, being chased by police, drugs, booze, sex or gambling addiction, and/or trying to survive in the face of unreasonable and irrational hardship. Yeah! …

If a Felon Had Key Info That Could Aid the Fight Against Coronavirus, Should We Forgive Her?

It's an interesting question, with long reaching implications into too many industries and areas to comfortably count. But brass tacks, people are dying right now due to the coronavirus. We're in the midst of a global pandemic. If there is a woman who has something, anything, that could make a substantive difference in our fight …