Dear Justice Ginsburg, May I call you Ruth? I want to call you Ruth because I consider you a friend (especially now more than ever). I know you didn’t know me, and I know I could be one of the millions of women who are writing you a letter after your death, but you see, … Continue reading Dear Ruth, I Jumped off the Pedestal Because of You…
“Our resistance gave us an identity. Our identity gave us strength. Our strength gave us an unbreakable will.” ― Albert Woodfox Solitary is Albert Woodfox’s heartbreaking memoir of the four decades he spent in solitary confinement for a crime he did not commit. After reading Woodfox’s heroic and sometimes excruciating account of how he was framed … Continue reading Book Review: Solitary: Unbroken by Four Decades in Solitary Confinement. My Story of Transformation and Hope by Albert Woodfox
People are losing their minds over White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin DiAngelo. Losing. Their. Minds. Why? Because the truth is hard to swallow, isn’t it? If you google “white fragility,” you will find pages of links to chat rooms, YouTube videos, podcasts, and talk shows … Continue reading Book Review: White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin Diangelo
Ever wonder what has happened to kindness on the internet? It sure seems like it has gone by the wayside, especially this year. Lately – especially now with Covid-19, massive unemployment, and craziness all around this planet – there seems to be so many people becoming unhinged. So many angry posts and responses, everywhere. I … Continue reading Kindness Online, Where Have You Gone?
Did you know there is a very violent group called Boko Haram (meaning “Western education is forbidden”) in Nigeria kidnapping women and girls for the purpose of converting them to radical Islam? The Boko Haram refers to themselves as the “Group of People for Sunnah for the Preaching of Islam and Jihad.” Their goal is … Continue reading February Book Review: Stolen Girls: Survivors of Boko Haram Tell Their Story by Wolfgang Bauer