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  • Flashback to Our Valentine’s Day Date With the Lovings

    Flashback to Our Valentine’s Day Date With the Lovings

    Beyond the movie, this moment in our history is one of many that ought not be forgotten, whether or not it's perceived as a convenient or comfortable time. It depicts the true story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple from Virginia who were legally married on June 2, 1958, in Washington D.C. However, their marriage was considered to be illegal in their home state. Upon receiving an anonymous tip, the county sheriff and deputies raided their house in the middle of the night. They were told their marriage license was null and void under Virginia's 400-year-old anti-miscegenation laws, and were jailed.Read More »
  • Take That First Step

    Take That First Step

    On Saturday I went to a Peace Rally in my city. The #MyBlackHasAPurpose event was the first of its kind that I had ever attended. I was restless leading up to it. I couldn’t sleep the night before. I knew how I hoped and prayed it would go, but what if? What if? What if??... My husband and I decided to attend as a family, which only led to another layer of uncertainty... I was unsure about a lot of things. Yet, I knew none of my questions would be answered if I didn’t do the one thing that would lead to all the rest: I needed to show up and take that first step. Read More »
  • Proximity to Blackness is Not Going to Solve Racism

    Proximity to Blackness is Not Going to Solve Racism

    Maybe the Black person in your life is the one closest to you. Your very best friend. The one you sleep with, have cultivated a family with and your view of the future always includes them. Maybe you’re not THAT close, 😉 but you do have some amazing Black friends, or acquaintances, or you attend the same church and even sit together on the same pew! Whatever the dynamics are, have you ever thought that you were somehow excused from that whole “race conversation” because of the Black people/person in your lives and their proximity to you?Read More »

“When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”

– Audre Lorde

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