“Yes, it’s hard to write and publish a book like this with Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Sandra Bland and Freddie Gray and so many others no longer with us. Trayvon attended my sister’s church. His mother still does. These souls and racism are right here beside all of my messy evidence, past and present.” -Dr. Sharony Green, historian and author
10 Black Women Who Lost Their Lives to Violence
The women I want the world to start remembering forever are pictured here. Please click on their photos for more information about their lives and stories, as well as ongoing activism in their memories for this remainder of Black History Month. #SayHerName
Chicago play ‘Lines in the Dust’ Takes on Families and Residency Fraud in Public Schools.
It would be a disservice to relegate the play Lines in the Dust as a compulsory offering of social protest fiction and bandwagon outpour, seeking attention on entitlement that audiences passively care about its themes and subjects to indict structural racism in America. To applaud it on such terms demeans the work below its highest merit as an actor’s play; it simply uses … Continue reading Chicago play ‘Lines in the Dust’ Takes on Families and Residency Fraud in Public Schools.
“Liberty City” extended until July 19 at #etaCreativeArts in Chicago.
The intimacy and trust between audience and actor for this performance can hardly be reviewed or criticized and must just be experienced... Jeff- recommended "Liberty City" is LIVE this weekend and extended until July 19: this Friday, Jul 10 (8pm), Saturday, July 11, and Sunday, Jul 12 (3pm). ALL SEATS - $20. To get your tickets call 773 752-3955 or go online http://www.etacreativearts.org/
Little Rock Nine, Four Little Girls, and One Confederate Flag: A Retrospective
One way to move this tragedy and the deceased in it past public ephemera and into history is to forever connect the loss of their lives to a national symbolic act against domestic terrorism: the legally-mandated abolition of our Confederate flag, and civil prosecution of anyone who waves it.
“We have to give our black girls “the Talk”- and it’s not about sex…”…my essay on the horrifying McKinney, Texas, injustice, on SheKnows.com…
Racial profiling does not discriminate by gender...it's time to tell our black girls the police may not be working for them.
My story “There Were Six” appears in Per Contra: An International Journal of The Arts, Literature, and Ideas
The number of black women and girls who go missing without a manhunt or trace continues. I am grateful to share my fictionalization of the predicament of deprioritized black women and girls as the story "There Were Six" in Per Contra: An International Journal of The Arts, Literature and Ideas. I don't presume to do justice to the realistic situation in a story, but please find some helpful links and resources included in this post.