Because the truth is, there is no going back to before and we should be thankful for that. Whether the path forward is full of destruction and devastation or the ashes of the old system become the fertilizer for a new and better world for Black people rests on whether we respond to what the youth are saying with healing and humble wisdom or condemnation and condescension.
Two weeks ago Omolara Williams McCallister and I spoke at a regional UU conference at All Soul's that was centered around Black Lives Mater and racial justice. Also speaking that day was Alonzo Smith who is a professor of Black history. I decided to turn our talks into a podcast but unfortunately have been super … Continue reading Emerging Analysis, Relationshit and Transformative Love
*this work is a piece of fiction by the author Aaron Goggans (who is alive), an attempt to process the pain of recent events.* Earlier today DC police fatally shot a mentally ill man in Petworth after a brief stand-off in front of the man’s home. Police are reporting that Aaron Goggans, 26, was shot … Continue reading Mentally Ill Man Fatally Shot In Petworth
I get it. You’re frustrated. You’re angry. You’re sad. You’re confused. You know that the killing of Mike Brown and the lack of indictment of Darren Wilson are a travesty. You are probably aware that the system you live in, the nation that raised you, the institutions that educate and protect you, commit or support … Continue reading Dear White People: Ferguson Protests are a Wake Not a Pep Rally
https://twitter.com/Fox5Wagner/status/535544544193150976 I can barely express the depth of the pain and the anger I feel right now. I feel so helpless and powerless and hated. I feel so constantly plagued by doubt. I am constantly being messaged that I am a problem that society has yet to find a solution for. This world seems … Continue reading I Die a Little Bit Each Day
Booing Up When All Your Friends Are Lesbians...& You're Not Here it is...the moment [a few of] you have been waiting for. The debut of my play writing prowess...a comedy of queer proportions...the story my dating life as read by my friends...the hilarity that might could be the DC Queer DIY Punk … Continue reading Life Before The Revolution
The time to release an interview has finally come! I've spent a lot of time working and reworking my interviews all the while trying to convince people to let me interview them without a sample to show them. So here it is, the inaugural interview in my Stories We Tell Ourselves In Order To Live … Continue reading First Interview : Stories We Tell Ourselves In Order To Live