Shared Culture, Shared Pain?

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I’m not sure if the tumultuous and volatile nature of our development as a species is hitting a critical mass, but it seems as if the new media age has made certain events impossible to ignore. Since we have access to insane amounts of information instantly, we hold each other to increasingly high expectations when … Continue reading

Five Things You Should Know About Race in America

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This guest post on the national environment in the wake of Michael Brown’s tragic death comes to us again from @SeeSenyour. Follow him and check this piece for ideas on how to get involved.   In the wake of the Michael Brown tragedy, my hometown of St. Louis is both literally and figuratively on fire. … Continue reading

Dark Raving Mad

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Being a Black man in America has always been scary.  The United States has used us as slaves and turned a blind eye to or advocated us being publicly slaughtered. The Federal Bureau  of Investigations has executed plots against our communities that sought to destroy our leaders and suppress rebellion. Law enforcement agencies have sicked dogs on us, disproportionately accosted us, used excessively violent force … Continue reading

To Protect and Serve

I was on my way to a club this past Saturday, when I received a text message stating that one of my friends ran into car trouble en route.  I told him to send me his location so I could come and help.   He was only a couple of miles away, so pulled a … Continue reading