A Blast from the Past—and Forgiveness

On a recent afternoon, I received an email with the subject line: Blast from the past. The sender’s name caused my mind to go blank for a few moments. I then calmly put down the phone and pretended that hadn’t just happened. The correspondent was Christopher Denton, a romantic interest of mine from no less…… Continue reading A Blast from the Past—and Forgiveness

The Modern Day Slavery of Black Boys & Men

{Originally published on elephant journal here} Black men bear the brunt of racism in America today, as they have since the era of African American slavery. Despite the Emancipation Proclamation and the Civil Rights Movement, African Americans are still discriminated against today, both in school and in the so-called justice system. Statistics from a 2015…… Continue reading The Modern Day Slavery of Black Boys & Men