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Next Friday, May 1st, I will be presenting on research that I have been conducting with Brittany N. Fox (Columbia […]

Can you breathe?

December 3, 2014 · 3 Comments

Can you breathe? Reflections on Non-Indictments, Activism and Black Life There isn’t enough ink to express our pain. Day after […]

By now, we’re all quite clear that “Hood Disease” is not only not an actual disease, but that it was born […]

Last week, I finally watched American Promise on PBS POV. American Promise follows two Black boys – Idris and Seun – […]

I was honored to be invited to share a reflection on the passing of Amiri Baraka. His work and the […]

It seems every few years I’m struck with a similar dilemma, in a time of disaster relief, where and to […]

A sacred space is disappearing from our communities with too little fanfare: the Black bookstore. Recently, one of the largest […]

I recently found myself in a conversation with three White males. As we made small talk,  one asked me, “So […]

Just last week, the United States celebrated the 58th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision which made segregation in […]

Sixty four schools will likely close in Philadelphia. New York is aiming at closing forty seven schools this year, down from […]