“The Talk:” What we Tell our Sons and Daughters

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 […]

My Heart Hurts Today.

When does the open carry movement adopt Tamir Rice as a martyr to its cause? — David Frum (@davidfrum) November 30, 2014 ———- “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 […]


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 […]

Why “Dear White People” was the Most Important Movie of My Life so Far

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 […]

It’s Hard Being the Person Everyone Comes to With Their Questions About Race

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 […]

Hands on the Wheel

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 […]

Stop Hitting Cyclists, You Guys

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 […]