Monthly Archives: March 2012

Lethal Lottery (Trayvon 2.0)

I’ve blogged about the tragic death of Trayvon Martin and the criminalization of black males. The tragedy still weighs heavily on my mind, especially in light of the smear campaign launched against the slain teen. Author and colleague Alicia McCalla … Continue reading

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The Escape from Beckyville Tees Are Here!

Tis the season … to be playful! For the past several months, many readers have asked where to purchase the Escape from Beckyville T-shirts. The supply I started with at the beginning of the journey has since been depleted, and … Continue reading

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“The Killing” of Black Women’s Humanity and Complexity

“When I can stand before a class of black students who refuse to believe that conscious decisions and choices are made as to what roles black actors will portray in a given TV show, I feel compelled to name that … Continue reading

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Remembering Jamiel Shaw and Trayvon Martin

Five years ago, I attended the funeral of a 17-year-old boy who’d been murdered. His name was Jamiel Shaw. I didn’t know him, wasn’t acquainted with his parents. I have never gone to the homegoing ceremony of a total stranger. … Continue reading

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Taking My Dreams to the Next Level

“In the world through which I travel, I am endlessly creating myself.” – Frantz Fanon Everyone needs a reason to get up in the morning. A few months ago, I didn’t have one. During the first few days of January, … Continue reading

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