Why issues of inequality should matter to all of us

Often I'm asked the question, "Why do I care about injustices perpetrated against Black people in America, and why do I speak and write about these issues so frequently?" My answer is that we would all do well to care about what happens to our fellow citizens, because what happens to one impacts the lives … Continue reading Why issues of inequality should matter to all of us

Essential readings for Black History Month

Black History Month is a time to celebrate the achievements and contributions of Black people throughout history. It's a time to reflect on the struggles and triumphs of the Black community and to learn about the richness and diversity of Black culture. Whether you're Black or not, this month is an opportunity to gain a … Continue reading Essential readings for Black History Month

Ten powerfully influential Black Americans

Black Americans have made significant contributions to the growth and development of the United States, despite facing systemic racism and discrimination for centuries. Influential Black Americans have made immense contributions to the fields of politics, entertainment, sports, and activism, among others. Although it is impossible to compile a comprehensive list of all the great Black … Continue reading Ten powerfully influential Black Americans

Five lesser known Black leaders we should celebrate

Black history is full of incredible and inspiring individuals who have made significant contributions to society and culture. While some of these figures are well-known, many others have been overlooked and deserve to be recognized. In celebration of Black History Month, I will spend some time this month looking at Black people who have made … Continue reading Five lesser known Black leaders we should celebrate

10 ways white folks should celebrate Black History month

Celebrate the Black community in America this month, and really we should never stop celebrating the wealth of history, knowledge, and contributions that Black people have given to the world. As white people we still have much progress to make and a lot to learn, but here are some simple ways to start. We still … Continue reading 10 ways white folks should celebrate Black History month

It’s a hard Knox life

A few weeks ago, I got excited when my cousin Brenda shared that she had a breakthrough in discovering more of our shared ancestry. Through her research she found that my paternal grandmother’s family had been traced back to 1510 “with many generations being highly regarded Reverends.” My interest was especially piqued when she disclosed … Continue reading It’s a hard Knox life

The beautiful soul and senseless death of Tyre Nichols

I listened intently this morning as Attorney Ben Crump described the disposition of Tyre Nichols' mother after his beating death at the hands of five Memphis cops. "She believes her son was sent here on a mission from God." Crump lamented, "She has to believe this in order to cope with what happened to her … Continue reading The beautiful soul and senseless death of Tyre Nichols