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!

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…

#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…