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. … More Little Rock Nine, Four Little Girls, and One Confederate Flag: A Retrospective
Racial profiling does not discriminate by gender…it’s time to tell our black girls the police may not be working for them. … More “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…
Now that school is out, many children who are either neglected or part of low-budget households will forage for junk food and miss meals outside of a regular school lunch…No Kid Hungry Summer Action Day is June 22! … More What Happened to “Free Lunch” in the Summer?
“The Mother of Civil Rights in California,” Mary Ellen Pleasant, one of America’s first Black female millionaires, made her fortune in the San Francisco area as a partner and consultant to Gold Rush enterprisers. In the 19th Century, racist conductors ejected Pleasant from her trolley car on two occasions for which she sued in landmark … More Remembering Mary Ellen Pleasant
Proud for the beautiful opportunity to be featured in this project published by Winter Tangerine Review. My story “In 21 Days” appears. I wrote the story to provide my energy to the reality of a disproportionate number of Black Americans who are sentenced to hard time or who await the death penalty. … More My Story IN 21 DAYS as part of Winter Tangerine Review’s “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” Project
Do an unfortunate majority perceive violent crime as an African-American creation because it is most often true or because it is most often shown? … More The Color of Crime
I remain astonished by the degree many kids truly depend on school lunch and afterschool snacks to tackle hunger pangs. … More I Am a Proud “No Kid Hungry” Blogger.
In case you’ve missed me this season on Investigation Discovery Channel’s Deadly Affairs true-crime docudrama, hosted by Emmy Award-winning actress and one of my personal childhood favorites Susan Lucci, Friday afternoon is a chance to catch up. I appear back-to-back on the cable network at 2:00 p.m. EST and again at 4:00 p.m. EST. I join law enforcement, … More My work on ID Channel’s “Deadly Affairs” airs this Friday, December 5.
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“The word that I would like to eradicate today is ‘unspeakable,’ because I think everything should be spoken.”– Viola Davis photo courtesy of Just Jared. Viola Davis recently revealed her painful past struggles with hunger. When Viola Davis shot to overdue stardom in her role as maid Aibileen Clark in 2011’s…
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, more than 96% of the food we throw out ends up in landfills. … More National Food Recovery Week: November 17-21, 2014