Jacob Blake Matters. A Few Words From His Family

“I don’t want your pity. I want change!” by Michael P Coleman Earlier this week, in the midst of a global pandemic and a maniacal Republican National Convention, the name Jacob Blake came across my newsfeed. It was associated with an event in Wisconsin, a state I remember fondly, having started my undergraduate studies in […]

Greenleaf Star Deborah Joy Winans Releases First Original Music

The actress / singer declares “I Won’t Stop Breathing” in wake of murder of George Floyd by Michael P Coleman Four years ago, as OWN’s Greenleaf was closing its phenomenal first season, breakout star Deborah Joy Winans dropped a bomb on us: she said that while growing up, she never wanted to sing. With a […]

Best Buy’s CEO Says They Will Do Better

As we await justice for George Floyd, and distance ourselves from the catastrophe that was #BlackOutTuesday, I received an email from the CEO of Best Buy, Corie Barry. I’m overly sensitive to emails that are tied to or seem to arrive in conjunction with events or holidays, so I cringed as I opened it. Just […]

George Floyd Was Murdered In Minneapolis. And We Looted A Target.

I’ve been staggered by the video footage of the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer. Yes, I said murder. From what I can see, it shouldn’t be called a “killing,” as it’s being called by national media. I killed a bee that stung me a couple of evenings ago. I routinely kill […]

LGBTQ Youth In Sacramento Don’t Want Uniformed Police Officers At Pride This Year…And I Don’t Either, After Almost Getting Shot In My Garage By A Cop

There’s a bit of a kerfuffle in Sacramento this year around our annual Pride parade and festival, to be held this weekend. First, let me try to get you up to speed on this developing story: LGBTQ youth — primarily transgender youth, and many of them of color — have led a charge to have […]