Christi Griffin, the president of The Ethics Project, wanted this to be different. She wanted to invite mothers of other races to hear directly from black mothers the reality of raising a black son in America. She wanted them to hear the words they each had said to their own sons, in different variations over … Continue reading “The Talk:” What we Tell our Sons and Daughters
https://twitter.com/davidfrum/status/539182183307816962 ---------- "City police often conduct "vertical patrols" inside public housing by going from roofs down staircases that sometimes are havens for crime. Police Commissioner William Bratton has said the patrols are needed, and the development where Gurley was shot had recently seen a shooting, robberies and assaults. Officer Peter Liang and his partner, also … Continue reading My Heart Hurts Today.
In President Barack Obama, Americans have a charismatic leader with a good and honest heart. Unlike his predecessor, he’s a very intelligent leader. And unlike that president’s predecessor, he’s a highly moral man. In President Obama, Americans have the real deal, the whole package and a leader that citizens of almost every country around the … Continue reading Apoligist
When I was a high school junior I tried to write a movie about my life. I poured into it and it was as good as I could do. It was also hot. Flaming. Garbage. How bad was it? I Played the lead role of a ghetto flute player that also sold dope and I … Continue reading Why “Dear White People” was the Most Important Movie of My Life so Far
I’d applaud them for their honestly about what they don’t know; I am happy for their awakenings because I deplore silence in times like these. Everyone should be affected; everyone should be outraged, and I am thankful that I haven’t had to unfriend anyone on Facebook this go ‘round. But some part of me grows … Continue reading It’s Hard Being the Person Everyone Comes to With Their Questions About Race
This past weekend I drove from Dallas to Austin. I was running late so I drove fast. Outside of Waco I got stopped by a police officer. When the officer walked up to me my hands were on the wheel and my fingers were spread apart. When the officer asked me why I was doing that … Continue reading Hands on the Wheel
A couple of days ago Personal Trainer and Fitness Blogger Amber at Go Kaleo posted about BMI, or Body Mass Index as a valuable standard: // Post by Go Kaleo. When I first got back to Dallas I ran in a 5k with some friends. I was not in shape for running then … Continue reading So BMI is Ridiculous
One of my friends posted a story of two cyclists being struck by a car April 12, 2014 while riding the course for the New Orleans 2014 Half Ironman. One cyclist lost their life. Police say four bicyclists were pedaling east in the right lane when the sedan, also eastbound in the right lane, struck … Continue reading Stop Hitting Cyclists, You Guys