#SayHERname Too

Mothers and fathers of Black daughters aren’t better off than mothers and fathers of Black sons. Say the names of Black daughters who have lost their life at the hands of police. Breonna Taylor. Sandra Bland. Rekia Boyd. Tanisha Anderson. Charleena Chavon Lyles. Korryn Gaines. Alexia Christian. Mya Hall. Meagan Hockaday. Janisha Fonville. And on…

Breonna, Amadi, George

We always have to prove we were treated unjustly… even after we’ve been murdered. They find our best photos and have our moms on TV crying about how great of a child we were. Our perpetrators never have to prove anything. They lose their job, then get a new one. And a book deal. And…

Bye Amy Cooper! #FireAmyCooper

Update: Amy Cooper and Christian Cooper Interview – LINK Update: Amy Cooper is released from her job: Amy Cooper was out for a walk at Central Park when a fellow citizen, Christian Cooper, encouraged her to properly leash her dog. Instead of chaining her dog, she violated social distancing mandates and approached the man. When…

Dominique’s Quarantine Journal #8

I didn’t walk 10,000 steps yesterday. It was just the third day since I started the 10K steps challenge. Even though I’ve been walking 10,000 steps, I have only lost 3 pounds. At one point, i felt like I’ve been walking in vain. Then it occurred to me while listening to others…. I should focus…

Dominique’s Quarantine Journal #6: Correction-19

Bishop T. D. Jakes told Oprah that “COVID-19 should be changed to Correction-19.” I hollered “Yes!” Then I started reflecting on what it corrected. I made a list. You should too. I won’t go over mine in detail. But I will share that I have a list of things I took for granted. I realized…

Dominique’s Quarantine Journal #5

I’m scared for the religious community. The saints are a little too eager to reassemble. Before I go too deep into this rant, please note that I’m in deep and continuous prayer for churches, preachers and parishioners. I don’t want folks say “you need to just pray.” I am. What concerns me is that, like…

Dominique’s Quarantine Journal #3

Sometimes I get discouraged. I been begging folks, gathering folks, and organizing stuff since I was a little boy. No matter how skilled you become at something, you can still be unsatisfied, under appreciated and unsuccessful. Public validation or compliments don’t fill the void when you are doing it for the right reason. I want…

Dominique’s Quarantine Journal #2

Have I been disrespecting Saturday? I woke up this morning to a cool breeze from the window. I hear birds chirping and very sweet silence. Quarantine has a way of making a Saturday feel like a Saturday. My first thought was “I’ll just do this all day!” Then, I remembered my quarantine commitment! “Make it…

Dominique’s Quarantine Journal #1

This is a rant about how I’m experiencing God, Church, work, school and social life in the age of COVID-19. This is my honest thoughts. I needed to just write to get in a better place after a hard week. Before I begin, let me just note that this is not meant to read as…

New Podcast: Quarantine Catch-up with Amanda Langston Barnett

Click here to listen! It’s the QUARANTINE CATCH-UP with Amanda Langston Barnett! Amanda is my BFF from College! She knows some of my less-than-clean secrets! We became friends in 1999 during our freshman year at the University of Oregon. We have been rockin’ ever since! Amanda recently finished her master’s degree and mothers 5 beautiful…