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…

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…

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…

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.…