TWO OPTIONS (For Sandra and Kindra and Natasha and Renisha and…)

Because it's way too hard to keep writing the same think pieces and essays over and over again. Saying the same thing over and over again. To the same people over and over again. Because my heart aches and my soul is tired. Because I know God is not pleased with what some have wrought and …

Of Mountains and FlagPoles: The Courage to Scale and Risk it All

"I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it would move. Nothing would be impossible." -Matthew 17:20b, NLT All paths come with obstacles. All roads will eventually lead through roadblocks and tollbooths, construction and detours. …

No Elsas (or Rachels) Here: Teaching My Daughter to “Identify” as Her Own Beautiful Self

Check this scene: K: *ties a blue towel around her neck and flips her ponytail over her shoulder* Look Mommy! I’m Elsa. Mommy: Ummm no. You’re K. K: *looks at me like I’m dumb* But I want to be Elsa! Mommy: Why, K? K: Because Elsa has pretty hair and dresses. Mommy: Well you have …

#DontforgetMcKinney – The Not-So-Special Case of a Black Girl in Suburbia (Guest Post)

By Shara D. Taylor I hated middle school. Most of my teachers hated me. Let me count the ways. I was called a disgrace to my race by a music teacher. I was told I'd become a drug-dealing jailbird by another music teacher. That lady was a former narcotics agent who probably shouldn’t have had …

See the Light? An Uprising in Baltimore (FAQC)

Malcolm Gladwell defines a "tipping point" as the moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. Collective Rage has a tipping point. Collective Frustration has a tipping point. Social media and technology is---thankfully---shining a glaring light on a problem that has existed for generations in this country: …