In The Case For Alton Sterling, Excuses Are For White Supremacy

Around 12 A.M. Tuesday, Alton Sterling was selling CDs outside of a convenience store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It was around the same time that the Baton Rouge Police Department received a call that an African-American male in a red shirt was seen pointing a gun at someone outside of the same convenience store. Police showed up, and found Alton Sterling, in a red shirt, … Continue reading In The Case For Alton Sterling, Excuses Are For White Supremacy

Lessons From Mizzou

When the University of Missouri was founded, slavery was not just an acceptable practice, it was the law. Slaves built the buildings of Mizzou, and in 1839, blacks were not allowed admittance. Mizzou wasn’t different than any other university at the time, where it was common knowledge the only place a black person could go for an education was at an HBCU (Historically Black College … Continue reading Lessons From Mizzou

Notes From a Fruitful Conversation: Realizing Our Potential, And Assisting Others To Do The Same

A few months back, I had the opportunity of getting to sit down for coffee with a good friend of mine, Arnaud Jean. He is a UMass student who happens to be taking some time off in Haiti devoted to consulting and building with others in the field of permaculture. He is doing a lot of great work, and his example can be an inspiration to … Continue reading Notes From a Fruitful Conversation: Realizing Our Potential, And Assisting Others To Do The Same

A Message to Men: Lets End Rape-Culture

 A few weeks ago at UMass it was WAAR (Week of Action Against Rape Culture). For me, this was the first time hearing the term “Rape Culture.” From then onward, I pondered in my head what rape culture actually implied. And now I’m thinking that if  I’ve never understood what rape culture was until only recently, maybe  a lot of people–young and old, men and … Continue reading A Message to Men: Lets End Rape-Culture