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Thoughts on a President-elect Trump

The mood on the morning of Wednesday November 9, 2016 was not what I expected or hoped it would be. ┬áThe results of the 2016 Presidential election brought immediate heartache; though the tossing and turning in the wee hours served as a harbinger of dark news. The result brought about a profound depression that I…

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The Hate That Hate Produced

I know that it’s been a while since I’ve written anything, but the subjects that have been on my mind were just too painful and too depressing to address. Only now am I able to mentally process the events of the last few weeks in a way that allows me to see through the fog…

Steve Martin with his black family in The Jerk

What Does It Mean To Black, White, or Other?

Thank you Rachel Dolezal for giving me something to write about! Whew! I was going through some serious writer’s block. I had a bit of fun on Facebook by referencing my potato-salad-making, dance and, basketball skills as bona fide evidence of my blackness. For the record, I make one hell of a potato salad but…

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Roosting Chickens

These past couple of difficult days in my beloved hometown of Baltimore, MD have caused me some agita. I am reminded of a 1963 speech by Malcolm X that analogized the assassination of President John F. Kennedy with ‘chickens coming home to roost.” That a climate of hate was ultimately responsible for the president’s death.…