Storytelling can be a driver of equality, but in this country there is a small, unrepresentative group telling only small pieces of a much larger American story.
She doesn’t seek confirmation of her beauty relative to her strength, she knows her beauty comes from her strength.
If you believe a person is created at conception and deserves a chance at life, how can you make an argument that illegally selling cigarettes, talking back to a police officer, or playing with a toy gun means you deserve to die? You can’t. That's why I'm calling BS on the obsession with protecting the sanctity of life.
Rhetoric matters, and it also happens to be one of the sharpest tools in the shed.
The first time I was pulled over by a police officer I was just about to turn 17. I lived in a suburb about 30 minutes away from McKinney, TX. I was on my way to drop off a family friend after the homecoming parade, and I was in a rush because my date was … Continue reading Good Cop, Bad Cop
This is a post I wrote for the Huffington Post almost two years ago, and I still feel that many of the sentiments are relevant, so I'm re-posting here today. GO MILLENNIALS! Much has been said about Joel Stein's Time piece in which he declares the current generation of young adults the "Me, Me, Me Generation." As … Continue reading The Millennial Minority
I was the kind of kid who was too introspective for my own good. A movie that captured my imagination had the ability to make me retreat so deep into my mind that I sometimes didn't speak for hours. In the case of Anastasia I barely spoke for days. There is a special place for … Continue reading Into The Woods
The Department of Justice released its report on the Ferguson Police department today. One result is that Darren Wilson, the officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown, will not face federal charges. The other result is the release of a slew of emails which prove the following: 1. Some Ferguson officials are verifiably, unequivocally, without … Continue reading No Legitimacy, No Justice, No Justice, No Peace
This discussion was an extension of my piece about the disconnect I feel between being an American and being categorized as "African-American." My part of the segment begins at the 6:18 mark. Click the image to see the video.