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Blogging 101: Dream Reader

Blogging 101: Dream Reader

Today’s Assignment: publish a post for your dream reader, and include a new-to-you element in it.

Time to put your writing caps back on, and start honing your blogging focus. 1,528 more words


This Is Not About Ferguson (But Could Be)

In April of 2008, at approximately 11:00 pm, a family of three was found slain in a house in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, across the street from a school where I had just spoken to middle schoolers about my writing career and the best paths to college. 1,673 more words

Just Because

Me Lady, Judge Thokozile Masipa, Needs Thicker Lens...

I have been trying to digest the verdict in the Oscar Pistorius trial. I must say the main protagonist, Oscar, deserves an Oscar for shamming remorse. 534 more words

What You Don't Want to Hear

I really, really, do not want to write this post. I have been procrastinating like mad all while my gut rips itself apart. Even as I type I feel another anxiety attack coming on because as much as I talk the talk about being willing to offend those you care about/for, walking the walk is sometimes hard, especially when you know what you have to say is going to stir up a monster shit storm all directed at you and probably lose you a few friends in the process. 708 more words

Social Commentary

Kansas City for Michael Brown

From the September-October 2014 issue of News & Letters:

Reports of demonstrations in New York, Chicago, Kansas City, Oakland, Los Angeles.

Read the report of the Kansas City demonstration for Michael Brown:

Kansas City for Michael Brown


Fruitvale Station Review

Fruitvale Station is a 2013 movie based on a true story about a young black unarmed man, who is shot in the back while being arrested in a Oakland subway station. 210 more words

It's Just A Review