The Truth about Jada, Will and August Alsina is…

We’re going to keep saying our sister #BreonnaTaylor’s name until her badged murderers, John Mattingly, Brett Hankison, and Myles Cosgrove are all arrested and charged for the MURDER of an innocent Black woman. We’re going to keep discussing how the Kentucky Attorney General @danieljaycameron had a lovely weekend celebrating his new fiancé. I hope he…

2 Brothers, 2 Podcast Episodes

I have two amazing brothers! During the month of June, I got to sit down with both of them to discuss matters important to Black men in today’s society. Their perspectives are diverse, insightful and thoughtful. I really enjoyed being able to pick their brains and discuss the issues we face, amidst global crisis and…

New Episode: Black Fatherhood Matters w/Demetrius Beaumonte

I sit to discuss Black Fatherhood with my little brother, Demetrius Beaumonte. Demetrius is an acclaimed lyricist and THE best barber in the State of Washington! You can follow him on Instagram (@Spac3cuts or @Spac3tagram) Listen on Apple Podcast – Click Here! Listen on Spotify! – Click Here!

Starbucks Tells Employees they Can’t Wear #BlackLivesMatter

Did I have my last cup of Starbucks today? Last week, Starbucks hosted a “Weekly Workplace Live Event” where they entertained questions from store managers about whether partners (employees) could wear Black Lives Matter paraphernalia. Apparently, Starbucks told the managers they would get back to them. That, they did in a weekly update reminding their…

What I learned at a Peaceful Protest about Healing.b

Sacramento flooded the Downtown area and Cesar Chavez Park with a loud and firm message that injustice is all of our problems. I was reassured by the diversity and many signs that people are able to see with their own eyes the injustice that Black men and women experience everyday. It was heart-warming AND thought-provoking….

Bye, Ex-Mayor James Stewart. You tried it! Temecula Mayor James Stewart (allegedly) wrote in an email that he didn’t “believe there’s ever been a good person of color killed by a police officer.” He said it was because he is dyslexic and uses speech-to-text software to write his emails. He said he didn’t say “good”…

Fox News’s Laura Ingraham has a message for Black Men…

Laura Ingraham doesn’t deserve my attention. But, I’m doing this for those who are allies and need to see the manifestation of hatred in this country. Sometimes it’s subtle and hard to pick up on. Other times it’s clear. Laura Ingraham of Fox News wants Black men to know that they do not have the…

Deeper Thinking about White Fragility…

Time to discuss white fragility. Love y’all but it can’t be about you anymore. When you are done crying (and we appreciate that kind of empathy, too), we need you to turn your kitchen tables, play dates, neighborhood apps, social circles and board rooms into places where you can empower yourselves and other White people…

What’s Black Out Tuesday About?

I’m in favor of Blackout Tuesday. It’s a call from two record label executives, Jamila Thomas and Brianna Agyemany, to #Pausetheshow. It’s not a call to silence. It’s a call to action, self-care and reallocation of resources. Two Black women are using their influence to interrupt silence among one of the industries that benefits the…

#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…