The Silent Genocide: A Special Guest Commentary by Mr. Richard Foote-Long

(Ed.’s Note:  This guest commentary is best read while whistling “When Johnny Comes Marching Home.”) I write in support of a silent victim, one so denigrated that its silent screams often go unheard.  Even those who defend life to the … Continue reading

Spencer and the Technicolor Afro

February filled every classroom and hallway at Norman Avenue Elementary School with red, black, and green.  As the month’s end approached, the colors blossomed in the school auditorium in preparation of the annual Black History Month Dance.  Parent volunteers filled … Continue reading

Ask the Question – Question Bridge, An exploration of black males

While bounding down the corridor carrying a US mail container, I’m stopped by someone who asked me if I was picking up the mail.  I explained pleasantly that no, I wasn’t.  The person grew indignant and insisted that I do … Continue reading

To the Great State of Washington, With Love

Dear Washington, Congratulations!  After much civil, heart felt debate you have swiftly adopted marriage equality for your citizens.  This is a wonderful moment, and you should be rightly proud.  You have now joined an elite club, though we both know … Continue reading