Tag: racism

  • Riding Shot-Gun

    Riding Shot-Gun

      I came across this photo while looking for another. Everyone in this picture has gone on to be with God except for me and the babies. The two I'm carrying and the one sitting at the table. That's Mama, the baby of her family,[..]
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  • Karen and John Birch

    Karen and John Birch

    My friend the always witty and brilliant Celia Rivenbark reached out to me to ask what did I think of all the "Karen" memes going around on Social Media. She is the only person besides my husband who has asked how I felt about having my[..]
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  • Don’t Shoot

    Don’t Shoot

    Editor's Note: The voice featured today is from Rhonda Waller. Rhonda and I met when we both worked at the Columbus Ledger Enquirer in Columbus, Georgia, my hometown. We became fast friends, as does everyone who comes into contact with Rhonda. I've met her wonderful[..]
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  • Thoughts from a Black Mother

    Thoughts from a Black Mother

    Editor's Note: I am opening up the blog to my black friends to contribute their thoughts and experiences at this time of a reckoning in this country. I am happy to introduce you to the poetry of E.J. Wade. A year ago, we traveled to[..]
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  • Book Launch Giveaway: The Flying Cutterbucks

    Book Launch Giveaway: The Flying Cutterbucks

    Editor's Note: Today is the book launch for The Flying Cutterbucks. Join me as I interview author Kathleen Rodgers for this insightful visit about using one's creative energies to address the ongoing political crisis. And be sure and leave a note for the opportunity to[..]
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  • The Banjo Player

    The Banjo Player

    He was standing next to a pick-up with New Jersey license plates with a banjo strapped around his neck and a face mask pushed up on his head. "Look for the people who wear face masks," someone suggested. "They will be the people who believe[..]
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  • The Stuff of Life

    The Stuff of Life

    Things have been busy around these parts, what with a wedding approaching in two weeks, Spring Break this week, sick kiddos last week, and finally buying a new (to us) rig more suitable to this region. The stuff of life. Car shopping is such a[..]
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  • White Nationalism: The New (Old) Rebellion

    White Nationalism: The New (Old) Rebellion

      He sat in class not doing the work assigned. Instead he kept drawing the same thing over and over and over again. The Confederate flag. There was one on his computer screen, too. A Confederate flag with a rifle and in big black print[..]
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  • A Case for Meghan McCain

    A Case for Meghan McCain

    Under Arizona law, the task of replacing Senator John McCain falls to Governor Doug Ducey. Political pundits far and wide are speculating on who the governor might appoint. Frontrunners include Jon Kyl, the former Senator from Arizona (1995-2013). Kyl has taken the lead on the[..]
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