THE ROOK – A TALE OF BIRACIAL BULLYING

Racism is just another reason to be a bully… and it needs to stop. A true story written by Byron Hamel THE ROOK by Byron Hamel Did I ever tell you about the time I protected two black children from a Neo-Nazi skinhead who was crazy angry and getting violent because their mother was white?…

RECOGNIZING RACISM REQUIRES US TO SEE IN COLOR

I’ve heard people say “I am colorblind” when the topic of racism arises. I know what they mean to say… “they” meaning white people like me… mean to say they love all races equally. I may have even said it before myself. But I’ve come to understand why it’s not helpful. Furthermore, why the concept…

IF I GO MISSING, #BeREAL

Let’s be real for a moment.  Life and death kind of real.  A young woman is afraid nobody will come looking for her if she goes missing.  What is the reality surrounding her concern and what can we do to fix it? A few years ago I ran across a letter written by Brianna Jonnie…

#BeREALationships – THE MEASURE OF A LIFE

  Humor me for a brief moment. Close your eyes (well, not literally, considering I need you to continue reading). Imagine you are minding your business, grocery shopping and you notice an over-zealous store clerk shadowing your every move, ensuring you have not “slipped something in your pocket.” Perhaps, that was too specific. Let’s try again. Imagine politely opening the door for a…

#BeReal – YOU PEOPLE

  Today my #BeReal guest is Laron Chapman.  I am happy to share this project embracing the idea WE ARE ALL UNIQUE.   Let’s help him break stereotypes. I have always said that if all we knew about each other (or ourselves) was that which was depicted in the media, we would all be justified in…

#BeReal – JOHN MICHAEL ANTONIO

My #BeReal guest today is John Michael Antonio.   So the question is – what does being real mean to me ? First off, I have to fully recognize that what I am going to call being real is probably going to offend some people. This is not going to make me hesitate from telling the truth…