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To help my white friends see ...
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Racial
A conversation on Facebook veered a little off track when a Friend who is white presented evidence to prove that women and girls all over the world have been treated worse than black people in the U.S.A. We didn't let it slip into a game of "Oppression vs. ...
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Write No One Out of the Story: On Massacres and Memories
Those who are questioning some folks' postings about past U.S. massacres -- on natives' lands and in black towns, for example -- should know that these postings are not meant to dismiss the Orlando shootings as insignificant nor to incite a game of "our per...
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"We cannot responsibly and accountably – as leaders, teachers, influencers, motivators, advisors – talk about Muhammad Ali's death without talking about HIS LIFE!"
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Handling Our Heroes with Care: On Ali
There is a theology, if we may call it such, that asserts something like this: No one person's death is any more significant than another's – regardless of your social, political, or economic status on the national or global stage. No matter the height or b...
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Bad: On Ali
I was into sports big time, but not into boxing. Ali, though, was more than "sports." For black people all around the world, Ali was a symbol of Bigness, of moving from the shadows, the corners, the depths, even from the warmth of our own communities, and o...
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