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I'll Light Your Ass Up

That’s what the trooper said to Sandra Bland before he yanked her from her vehicle.

We lit her up in our own way to push for justice.

#SandraBland #SayHerName


On the giving of names

Firstly, my apologies for hitting the ‘publish’ button before this post was ready and for any confusion this may have caused.

Today, yet again, social media resounds with vilification of an individual who quite unashamedly killed a fellow sentient individual named Cecil. 871 more words


When the oppressed turn into oppressors

Parenting & internalised racism

OP-ED by Guilaine Kinouani: Founder-Race Reflections (U.K.)

The privilege of being lighter skinned

I am a lighter skinned Black woman.  I am light enough to benefit from shadism but dark enough to still be accepted as Black.  1,152 more words


The Interconnection of Everything, or, a Swift Whack in the Shin

My friend Amy and I had a conversation recently about the ways we are all much more connected than we seem to be. The catalyst was a documentary I saw called “I Am,” which was created by comedy director Tom Shadyac after a head injury caused him to revaluate everything he thought was important. 1,180 more words


Deadly clashes in south Lebanon refugee camp

Two people have been killed in clashes between armed groups in a Palestinian refugee camp near Lebanon’s southern port city of Sidon.

A Palestinian official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to the AFP news agency, named the two killed in the Ain al-Hilweh camp as Talal Maqdah, a member of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement, and Diab Mohammad, a juice seller. 21 more words