Ferguson Embodies All That Is Wrong With America

Ferguson Embodies All That Is Wrong With America
On August 9, 2014, a young Black male by the name of Michael Brown was shot and killed by a White police officer, Darren Wilson. The event caused a media firestorm. The town of Ferguson, MO a suburb 8 miles from St. Louis, became the hot bed of protests, riots and then looting…all while media ...

Overcoming Apathy to Racism

Overcoming Apathy to Racism
Yesterday I came across an article on Diversity Inc. regarding a racist editorial cartoon that was run in a Pennsylvania newspaper that the editor later had to apologize for running (curiously, the cartoonist who drew the picture is not apologizing). I posted about it on Facebook, which resulted in the below: Post by Rishona Campbell. Not ...

Black American Economics 101

Black American Economics 101
Since the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO (and the resulting aftermath) several weeks ago, I have seen and participated in many discussions regarding justice, racism, and Black economics. As frustrating and disheartening as some of these conversations have been, I’m very glad that I participated in them. A very common sentiment out there among non-Black ...

There Are Real People Behind The Headlines 1

There Are Real People Behind The Headlines
Social media has come to redefine our interpersonal relationships today. Never has this been more apparent than what I’ve seen yesterday. Due to my own life struggles, I am notorious for not keeping in contact with people. I think of them often, but I can’t bring myself to actually call, write, and most certainly not visit. ...

It’s Too Little, Too Late For Robin Williams

It's Too Little, Too Late For Robin Williams
I rarely blog about current new events, “celebrity news” especially. However with Facebook and Twitter all buzzing about the death of Robin Williams, I caught myself wanting to comment, but then opting to refrain…because my comments were not in the spirit of finding empathy with the poster in most cases. Basically, I think that it’s tacky ...