Global Citizen

Very heartfelt speech focused on connecting with women around the world. Jolie plainly says that she doesn’t know why she was chosen for the life she leads, but she acknowledges how privileged it is and how we need to see how connected we are. Moving speech by Jolie who recently was appointed as visiting professor at London School of Economics Centre for Women, Security and Peace. … Continue reading Global Citizen

Virginia is finally giving felons like me the right to vote. We deserve it. – The Washington Post

” I have never voted. By the time I was 18, I had a felony shoplifting conviction, which meant that I forever lost my right to vote in Virginia. I never had a chance. Not that I cared about voting at 18. I started getting into trouble very young — running away from serious issues at home at age 12, drinking, smoking weed. I had … Continue reading Virginia is finally giving felons like me the right to vote. We deserve it. – The Washington Post

A Black princess who saves herself and exposes princess culture? Kids and adults say “Yes!” — Embrace Race — Medium

An interview with Jeremy Whitley about his race-positive, gender-bending, subversive series for kids, Princeless Source: A Black princess who saves herself and exposes princess culture? Kids and adults say “Yes!” — Embrace Race — Medium Continue reading A Black princess who saves herself and exposes princess culture? Kids and adults say “Yes!” — Embrace Race — Medium

“If we could read the secret history of our enemies,” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow said, “we should see sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.” Here’s a true fact: On November 6, 1963, when she was 18, Laura Bush ran a stop sign in Midland, Texas and crashed into a Chevy, killing the 17-year-old driver, Mike Douglas, who happened to be a friend of hers … Continue reading

I Am NOT Black, You are NOT White. – YouTube

A Thoughtful video on labeling and the soul.  Since he mentions race many of the commenters are getting caught up in the branches without examining the roots (i.e. missing the message that we are all deeper than our skin color and so much alike than different. We are socialized to like and dislike certain things and to embrace being who someone else believes we should be.  Like I … Continue reading I Am NOT Black, You are NOT White. – YouTube

Righting Wrong (Try Try Again) by DJ Elle Madelyn | Free listening on SoundCloud

Hello All! It’s been a while, but I have been starting the new year off right with more music and a cleanse of my body, mind and living space. Something about this year has put me in a mental state of “let’s just *do* this already.” It’s like my patience expired on my last birthday and I suddenly can not deal with the clutter in … Continue reading Righting Wrong (Try Try Again) by DJ Elle Madelyn | Free listening on SoundCloud