Ranting

Shootings and Killings Involving Police: July 10, 2016

This is not a blog so much as it is a statement. In my Facebook newsfeed this morning I saw a post from my sister/cousin Carolyn Briggs of Portland, Oregon. We are not related by blood, but she is family. She shared this list from her friend Susan Abe, who is a copy editor at…
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Cops: Reconciling the Two Halves of My Brain

"...And you want our marches peaceful. You want us calm. You want us quiet. Stop asking us to bite our tongues when we cannot guarantee our siblings'  safe passage to the corner store..."  This is a stream of consciousness based on my rage over the last couple of days about the recent murders of Alton Sterling and…
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When Activism and Money are At Odds

I had an epiphany today, which was very uncomfortable admitting. In the wake of the mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub called Pulse on Saturday, June 11, like everyone I know, I am reflecting and I am angry. It's pretty clear the gunman (I refuse to say his name) targeted Pulse because it was considered…
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Caitlyn Jenner and What She’s Learned After Six Months of Being a Woman

I don't have a television (by choice, trust me) and so evidently I missed the 25th annual Glamour Magazine's Women of the Year awards. I learned about it from a Facebook friend's post this morning. Honored were: Serena Williams Billie Jean King Reese Witherspoon Misty Copeland Victoria Beckham Caitlyn Jenner Elizabeth Holmes The five women…
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