The moments after Darren Wilson was not indicted

On Monday, November 24, right before Thanksgiving, news outlets announced that former Ferguson, Missouri police office Darren Wilson would not be indicted by a grand jury in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. No one was shocked by this news, but many were outraged. What is diversity and who does it matter to? As I scroll through my Facebook timeline,…

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Review: “Dear White People”

It's rare that I go to see a movie based on title alone, only having watched the trailer once. It is also rare that I see a movie that portrays my experience in such a way that I feel as if I am watching a documentary, and not a feature film. Dear White People is revolutionary, and even though this…

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Two things that bothered me today

The NFL has a domestic violence crisis on its hands, and everyone is acting like this is new. "Don't ask, don't tell" has been the world's view of domestic violence since the beginning of time, but once again the demonization of Black men in America is a perfect news peg to prove a point. The problem, aside from domestic violence,…

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Food for thought

"There is so much emphasis on IQ in organizations, and not enough on leadership. Now we have a bunch of technological geniuses who are socially and emotionally inept." I wish I could shout this from the rooftops of every building in America. This article on Linked In about micromanagement is amazing.   What was the defining moment that changed your life? I…

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My delayed but still relevant reaction to OITNB Season 2

THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS! So social media blew up a few weeks ago when season 2 of Orange is the New Black was released on Netflix. And now with it's recent Emmy nominations (shout out to Laverne Cox!) people who never considered watching the series will tune in to see what the hype is about. I personally was late to the…

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Empathy and vulnerability

The researchers concluded that “the present work finds that people assume that, relative to whites, blacks feel less pain because they have faced more hardship.” I watched Oprah's Lifeclass Part 2 with Dr. Brene Brown last night. She is a sociologist who studies courage and vulnerability. Brene Brown started gaining national recognition when her TEDTalk based on her book Daring…

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