Musings On My Conflicting Feelings Regarding National Juneteenth Celebrations

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All my life, being Black, specifically African American (ADOS), the reality of being enslaved in America and being mistreated after the Civil War, has been my centering narrative about America. It was/is a source of pride to be a “survivor.” That’s my family’s message about being an African-American, it means […]

JUNETEENTH: A BATTLE WIN, IN THE WAR FOR BLACK FREEDOM.

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Juneteenth is a celebration of a HUGE BATTLE WIN in the war for freedom for (ADOS) African Descendents of Slavery and/or African Americans. The Emancipation Proclamation didn’t free Black folks. June 19, 1867(?8) didn’t free all Black people. It was a MAJOR battle win in our war for freedom. It […]

Racism PSA: You Have To “Do Something” To Be Anti-Racist

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Racism PSA: You are probably complicit in racism… If you are White, and nothing in your life has changed since George Floyd and/or Breonna Taylor were murdered. If you are relatively unbothered in your daily life. If you are still talking with your racist friends/family and/or supporting racist businesses (yup, […]

An(other) Unpopular and Difficult Thing For Me To Say: Car Jackings and The “Crime Spree Pandemic” Is Racist Propaganda.

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The constant coverage of carjackings in Chicago Black men is racist propaganda used to justify the Mayor hiring more police officers in Chicago and a $9 million police training center. Talking about “lawless Black youth” is a way for the elected officials to invest money in policing instead of policies […]

Confession: I Can’t Celebrate Biden’s Win Because I Am Terrified of Donald Trump.

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re: domestic violence (trigger warning) Why I am terrified: Black folks have been in an abusive: physically, mentally, and emotional relationship with America for 400 years, and Donald Trump, specifically, for 4 years. If you know anything about domestic violence, you know why we, well, me (I can’t speak for […]

Dear Black Students, Your Freedom Will Not Come From What You Learn in School

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The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house.  Audre Lorde Dear Black Students:  I understand how frustrating it must be to see all the anti-Blackness in the world now and feel unprepared with the tools you need to fight racism in schools. Schools are normally failing Black kids, so […]

White American’s “Logic” on Crime and Looting

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White people: yes, we technically stole, looted, maimed, murdered, and exploited millions of African and Native Americans to establish the United States of America.  And, yes, technically the folks who did the stealing, looting, murder, and exploitation, wrote the constitution and our American system of laws.  And, yes, all of […]