So, this week the NFL officially banned taking a knee on the field. Players who do will be fined. I thought, great. Here’s another way for you to pay for being black, or to pay for caring about issues that affect black people. Not that the players are entirely without options; they can choose to … Continue reading Being Defensive In an Argument Makes You Look Weak
Last week, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson addressed some 1,700 ERG members about race. Not about business and race or the future or new products and services in a racial context – he spoke candidly about race, period. He began by addressing the latest news from Dallas, Charlotte, police and black men killed – you’ve likely … Continue reading AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson is a Boss
I’m not even being flip here. I’m serious. To all the Vester Lee Flanagan II/Bryce Williams and Dylan Roofs’ of the world, please confine your craziness to your specific situation. Do not kill people and suggest for even a moment that your deplorable actions are legit because of some past injustice to which you claim … Continue reading Can You Just Not Kill People?
First, this situation is different from Rachel Dolezal. She actually was white — and a liar on multiple fronts — and her family outed her. And let me emphasize these were members of her family who weren’t afraid to be explicitly named, and weren’t afraid to go on camera, Don Lemon. This thing with King … Continue reading Shaun King Says ‘I’m Not White’ — I Believe Him
Janelle Monae released a song yesterday. It’s a fairly simple tune called “Hell You Talmbout.” The lyrics consist of a series of black people’s names – all of whom were killed by police. The singer wrote on Instagram that “We recorded it to channel the pain, fear and trauma caused by the ongoing slaughter of … Continue reading Singer Janelle Monae Fights a Loud Silence With Music
Words I never thought I’d utter, ever LOL. But Amandala Stenberg is kind of fabulous. I knew it when I saw her bad ass little self in the movie Columbiana, but now I see she’s just as impressive in real life. Amandla commented on Kylie Jenner’s recent photo of herself with cornrows, and my first … Continue reading I am seriously in love with @amandalastenberg… #race #blackculture