Posts filed under: Race

Like so many African Americans, I've had my run-ins with the police. I've been stopped at gunpoint for running out of stores after making a purchase. I've been stopped for being short (and black!). Even just because I looked suspicious....
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Negative reviews are inevitable. Every writer gets them and that includes the greats. The article “10 Bestselling Books with More Than 80 One-Star Reviews”, written by Jason Boog and published at Mediabistro, illustrates this perfectly. It’s such an interesting read, I decided to share the details...
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I recently released a humor eSingle, titled “Oh sh!t, you’re black!”. My goal was to examine how we judge each other when we only hear them over the phone. Is he as handsome as his voice sounds? Is she really...
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On August 28, 2013, America will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, D.C. and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s landmark “I Have A Dream” speech. It was such a powerful piece of oratory that Jon Meachem, Pulitzer...
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On May 20, 2013, my uncle Rashia Lee Tatum, Sr. passed away at the age of 96. I was able to write something special about him at The Huffington Post. Here is an excerpt. “It was the summer of 2006, when...
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James Zwerg was born on November 28, 1939, in Appleton, Wisconsin.  He was member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (also known as SNCC) and the Freedom Riders movement to desegregate interstate travel. Being white, he’s a perfect illustration of how the civil rights cause touched the...
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Diane Judith Nash was born on May 15, 1938, in Chicago, Illinois. She was a leader and strategist in the African-American civil rights movement in the 1960’s. Nash initially attended historically-black Howard University in Washington, D.C., then transferred to Fisk University, another...
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Walter Francis White was born on July 1, 1893, in Atlanta, Georgia. He was an American civil rights activist. From 1931 to 1955, he led the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (also known as the NAACP), the nation’s...
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