I went to bed thinking about the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas. There was talk of a racist manifesto and the murderer writing about the “invasion of Hispanics.” El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen told reporters, “(It has) a nexus to potential hate crime.” #WhiteSupremacistTerrorism was trending on Twitter. This morning, #TrumpsTerrorists has replaced […]
It is the word that the so-called president of the United States used to describe the city of Baltimore while attacking Congressman Elijah Cummings. Trump wrote on his official Twitter account: “Cummings’ district is a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess. If he spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could help clean up this very […]
Still signing up and showing up for the role of colored people, black, brown, red, yellow, white and otherwise? Well, here are a few words of wisdom from two of my favorite writers to get you to choose differently and to say something more about who you are as a human being. Because race is […]
Feet to pavement, people are marching all over the country. Every month, there seems to be a new outcry. Life in America has become one of continual outrage. Speaking for one segment of the population and at a time that doesn’t seem too distant now, James Baldwin stated quite emphatically, “To be a Negro in […]
Today is the birthday of writer, activist and artist, James Baldwin. Today, I salute his courageous questioning of the social construct of race, the distance between race and human identity. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the words and witness of Mr. James Baldwin.