The symbol to the left is normally used to denote support for cancer awareness.  I’ve turned it upside down as a symbol of my commitment to end the cancer of racism.  Upside down, its shape is also a reminder that the United States never passed a law against lynching…one of the most explicit and brutal acts […]

The title says it all.  I am following the development of this story and eager to see faith communities like First Unitarian of Rochester, mobilize on this.  Please read this and spread it around.  Then have a look at the PDF I’m attaching that lays out a few ‘slave’ rules from Manhattan in the 16 […]

The work around black men in America is very much in the news these days.  The Obama administration has made a bold statement of acknowledging the unique challenges faced by this population and making a commitment to promoting advancement and achievement among black men.  My home state of California has led the way with groundbreaking […]

My word for the day is ‘perspective.’ Yesterday, President Obama did something unprecedented.  He completely personalized an issue that he didn’t have to.  Until yesterday, He was treading the road of Washington D.C. professional, political navigator…insider.  But yesterday he made a surprise statement about the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case.  For at least a portion of […]

Sometimes all it takes is one word to start a conversation.  This is an invitation to start the conversation. Choose a word, write it on an envelope or similar sized piece of paper, take a picture of your self holding that word like a ‘mug-shot’ and post it to your facebook wall, twitter account or here […]