Black Lives Matter Resource Packet

As an author, journalist and an activist, anytime I write something, be it a social media update or my next novel, I write with the intent to empower, enlighten and entertain. If I can do all three simultaneously, golden!

I call it the E-Cubed Directive. These challenging times are a reminder why I do the work I do in the manner I do.

For those of you needing resources to entertain, empower or enlighten yourself and/or others the following are a few posts that may serve as a resource and feel free to share with others.

Stay strong and keep flying.

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More Moments In Whitewashed History

Say what you will about the 2000 teen comedy film, Bring It On, its commentary on cultural appropriation, racism, privilege, white supremacy, and the exploitation of Black culture seems to be more relevant now than when the film was released nearly two decades ago.

Over on Black Girl Nerds, I give five more examples of Black Excellence Erasure.

Let’s get into it.

The Sinister White Lie About Black Films

Awhile back I was watching Hollywood Unlocked and Michael Jai White was the guest.  I’ve been a fan of White and his body…….of work for most of my life ;-). However this was one of the first times I got the opportunity to hear him discuss a number of topics at length. To say I was floored by the genius and the wisdom this brother was dropping would be a massive understatement. In the course of an hour and a half, he broke it all the way down about the history, challenges and solutions concerning Blacks in Hollywood and the media in general.

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Redux: Anti-Blackness Thy Name Is Facebook

A chap by the name of George Orwell said it best. “In a time of universal deceit — telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

Midnighter Mode in 3…..2…..1…….

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The fight for equal rights continues to hit a fever pitch. Trans people are fighting for basic human decency, my Asian siblings continue to be #WhiteWashedOUT of their own culture. My fellow Wakandans are fighting for their lives and reminding the planet that #BlackLivesMatter.

One of the key battlegrounds has been on social media. PoCs are getting in formation and speaking their truth and embracing their power.

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However, they may find themselves on hostile ground when it comes to social media, specifically The Book of Face.

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