Want a Better Minneapolis? Support $15 Now

The fight for $15 Now is getting more and more heated. This morning the Star Tribune ran this opinion piece by landlord and former city council member Steve Minn. In it he positions owning 1,000 units as being a small business owner which is hard to fathom as I sit at Maeves Coffee Shop, a… Continue reading Want a Better Minneapolis? Support $15 Now

Today a Terrorist Was Set Free: Philando Castile, Whiteness and Terrorism

White folks, a terrorist was set free today and it is our fault. This is not hyperbole nor a rhetorical device. I mean it in the most literal and concrete sense. Today, when Jeronimo Yanez was acquitted and absolved of all accountability for his actions the day he stole Philando Castile’s life, a terrorist walked… Continue reading Today a Terrorist Was Set Free: Philando Castile, Whiteness and Terrorism

“Women Make the World Go ‘Round”: reflections and gratitude on Day Without a Woman

We used to joke that my Mom couldn’t catch a break, even the dog was a boy. There was a lot of testosterone in my house.  Today, as many are celebrating International Women’s Day by participating in Day Without a Woman, I find myself reflecting on the women in my life and the ways they… Continue reading “Women Make the World Go ‘Round”: reflections and gratitude on Day Without a Woman

What Back to the Future Reminded me About Dealing With Trump’s America

I came home and had every intention of turning off for a couple hours. It was a jam packed weekend: Saturday I was at the Women’s March then sat on a panel and facilitated a circle at a community healing forum, and Sunday was my birthday.  The plan was to sit on the couch, turn… Continue reading What Back to the Future Reminded me About Dealing With Trump’s America

An Open Letter to the Alt-Right

It’s taken me some time to process your rise. On one hand I’m not surprised at the support your platform has received. On the other, though, I thought that the 21st Century required a bit more sophistication than your rhetoric, especially after 8 years of the first Black president. It’s hard for me to really… Continue reading An Open Letter to the Alt-Right

The Trojan Horse of Unity: how the Seahawks betrayed justice.

Sunday the Seattle Seahawks locked arms in a sign of unity during the National Anthem. Leading up to their demonstration (if you can even call it that) many leaders of the team took to social media and implored folks to #BuildABridge. This was all in response to Colin Kaepernick and the handful of players such… Continue reading The Trojan Horse of Unity: how the Seahawks betrayed justice.

Shedding Whiteness: an introductory guide

Somebody I respect and look up to greatly, who also happens to be a writer, once told me to write the article you wish you could have read when you first started your journey. This is my attempt at doing just that. As the country once again reels from our collective inability to address issues… Continue reading Shedding Whiteness: an introductory guide