An Apple is an Apple

An apple is an apple. The hope is that my ‘master of the obvious’ statement about the apple is appreciated. An apple has many diverse edible possibilities and great culinary delights. An apple can be peeled, puréed, turned into and combined with other ingredients to...

A Millennial’s Perspective

Written by Taylor Lynn I woke up this morning not sad or devastated. I woke up absolutely furious, enraged, and terrified. On 9.11 I remember be terrified to walk out my front door because to an 11 year old it felt like the world was crumbling around me and nowhere...

Crystallization

Over the first 6 months of Donald Trump’s presidency, crystallization of his position on race has become quite evident. Starting with his position on the Charlottesville’s riot were a young Caucasian woman was murdered by a Klansman, and continued with his disrespect...

I Stand With Pearce Tefft

My mother did not teach me much, but what she did teach me was important. She once told me, “You are who your friends are.” She told me what every African American male’s mother has said to him. “You cannot have criminals as your friends. You cannot be with thugs and...

Black Fathers

Most of the issues surrounding black men are rooted in lies and stereotypes, particularly surrounding black fathers. I have heard on a number of occasions, people blaming black men for the violence within the black community. They’re blaming black men for the...

A time of hope

In our first meeting, it became clear that times of great transition and upheaval are also great opportunities for change and growth. When we have shifted our sense of stability, then we have the chance to reorganize and adapt. Although the United States is a fairly...