Posts filed under: Race

Poem for Freddie Gray: Lost in the Smoke-Filled Mist

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.... Read More

Does A One-Star Review Really Define A Book?

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... Read More

Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Language of the Unheard

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... Read More

The Huffington Post: Heavenly Reunited (Extra)

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... Read More

Black History Month: James Zwerg

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... Read More

Black History Month: Diane Judith Nash

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... Read More
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