Tag «Black Lives Matter»

Coronavirus and Systemic Racism: Protect Your Peace

All the experts and gurus have told you that it’s time to pivot. The consensus is that somehow your grace period has ended. The truth is that it is very hard to pivot when you’re overwhelmed, exhausted, confused or angry. Although I am clear that this is not the time for me personally to be …

Black Lives Matter: Support Black-Owned Businesses

Following World War I, Tulsa, Oklahoma was recognized nationally for its affluent African American community known as the Greenwood District. This thriving business district and surrounding residential area was referred to as “Black Wall Street.” On May 31, 1921, Dick Rowland, a black man, was imprisoned for allegedly assaulting a white woman. A mob assembles …

Black Lives Matter: Get Into Your Position!

Black Lives Matter all day, every day! I am a Black woman. Unapologetically Black.  I rarely describe myself as African American or a woman or color and never as a brown woman (actually I’m confused by the Black women who call themselves Brown, but that is neither here nor there). I’ve learned how to be …