One morning last December, I found myself at the Ford Foundation watching Anna Galland, Ai-jen Poo and Heather McGhee share a stage at an event called The Future of Organizing: Contesting for Power [...]
Am I relieved that the cop was fired?
Am I happy the cop was fired?
Do I worry that people think this was an isolated incident, rather than a widespread, daily reality for students of [...]
As I write this, the bodies of hundreds of people are being pulled from the water off the coast of Libya, after two boats sank, drowning women, men, and children migrating in desperation from [...]
I am raising a young Black boy in a society that is set up to set him up for failure.
This means I am often in protection mode: protection against educational inequity, unfair [...]
Last year, as the uprising in Ferguson and the movement for Black lives sparked direct action all across the country, many of us turned out on the streets – and actively spread the [...]
One year after Michael Brown’s murder and the uprising in Ferguson, we need vision more than ever.
As a Black woman, I know that we must aggressively imagine what it looks like when we are free, [...]
A few years ago I went back to school to become a licensed family therapist. Along with my skills of organizing and advocacy (and even mothering, which came later), I wanted to be [...]
I am an ally in the movement for Black lives, so social and alternative media are my required reading. It’s there – not in the shamefully racist and sensationalistic corporate media – where I [...]
“Reality is not destiny,” wrote Eduardo Galeano, the extraordinary Uruguayan writer who inspired social justice activists around the globe with his unflinching commitment to truth. Galeano, who lived through imprisonment and the threat [...]
As an activist and youth organizer who deeply values the power of healing and transformation, I have come to see that too often, within our movement, “healing” and “social change” occupy two separate [...]