Month: June 2015

A friend and I were discussing the heroics of Bree Newsome this weekend when I ran out of things to say. Driving in the rain, attending to the life chores that are demanded of us, I was at a loss for how to describe the light that filled me when I saw the video of her climbing that […]

I wrote this right after I learned of the murders at Mother Emanuel AME on June 17th, 2015. If you have not read Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah’s piece about the making of an American terrorist centered on this act, which I believe was a kind of beginning of unearthing something that continues to unfold, you should […]

Originally posted on Fusion:
“Our mountains and rivers are a part of who we are and they are the birthright of all our people.” On May 29th, President Barack Obama opened the 30-day celebration of Great Outdoors Month honoring our national heritage with a Presidential Proclamation. America is known for its “purple mountain majesties” and its glorious…