Black Families Shed Systemic Shackles And Chase Excellence

There is no freedom without choice. I know that’s pretty basic. Anyone who thinks about freedom for five minutes could easily come to that conclusion, and I know I’m not the first to say it, but I think it’s profound. The struggle for freedom is as old as humanity itself. There have always been those who try to limit freedom—limit choices—for certain groups, and for … Continue reading Black Families Shed Systemic Shackles And Chase Excellence

165 Years Later, Frederick Douglass’ Speech Sets America On Fire

The Fourth of July has come and gone but the sting of what it means lingers as I continue to read blog (great one from a Black man’s perspective) after blog (another great perspective from a “conscious American”) validating – even exacerbating – the pain. Our collective awareness of the fragility of Black people in today’s society has never been so heightened, so up close, so real. … Continue reading 165 Years Later, Frederick Douglass’ Speech Sets America On Fire

Black History is American History and Our President Could Use a Refresher Course

Over time, Black History Month has become progressively less important to me as it has increasingly served as a reminder of how little America appreciates its history where we are concerned. I mean, come on, it’s the shortest month of the year! But perhaps the most painful thing is the bookending of our history between the beginning of slavery and the Emancipation Proclamation. Seems the … Continue reading Black History is American History and Our President Could Use a Refresher Course