See this face. Embed it in your mind. Know how to spot one. They tend to show up anywhere Black people are trying to exist. It’s another Becky. In case you don’t know the back story, here it is: There’s been much written about how calling the cops on Black folks is often fatal. Again, … Continue reading #PermitPatty, Policing and Peak Privilege
At least nine pedestrians were killed in Toronto yesterday when a man in a white Ryder van systematically mowed over any and everyone in his path. The intersection is very familiar to me. As a former TTC commuter who used to live in the city’s northeast end, Yonge and Finch was pretty much my second … Continue reading American Cops Take Note: It is Possible to A) Recognize a Gun and B) Not Immediately Shoot
When I saw postings on social media of Black people getting dressed up in kente cloth and Africentric dress on their way to the theatre, I knew that I needed to somehow see this movie with Black people. Mi gente. Continue reading Why It Was Important For Me to See #BlackPanther with Black People
I support this initiative wholeheartedly, and I’ve decided to post this video on my blog to lend whatever support I can and spread the word: What the NFL is doing to Colin Kaepernick is cowardly and simply unfair. First, I am proud of the Adventist church (particularly the pastors in Huntsville, AB) for spearheading this … Continue reading Stand with Colin Kaepernick and #Black0ut the NFL
My dear readers, you must understand — I rarely get this angry. So angry that I have thought about this case day in and day out — at work, on the bus, at home. So angry that I stare at my computer screen in a daze. So infuriated that I write with tears in my eyes as my heart pounds in my chest. I’m not an angry person by nature. But there are times in life when you witness something so unconscionable — something that literally shocks the conscience of anyone who has one — that all one can hope to do is weep and write. Continue reading Last Week I Was Tired. Tonight I’m Angry.
This Friday finds me so very tired.
I am just plain tired.
I am tired
I am tired.
I am so damn tired.
I am so very, very tired. Continue reading I’m Tired
As Barack Obama’s presidency draws to an imminent close, many people are reflecting on what this presidency meant to them. Young Jeezy said his president is Black. Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote that his president was Black. We may never again be able to say that we have a Black president. I was looking at photos of … Continue reading Why Barack and Michelle Obama are #relationshipgoals