Earthseed Series with adrienne maree brown

So much goodness in this podcast about Octavia Butler, her books, particularly the Earthseed Series, Emergent Strategy and fierce guidance for liberation movement work. Continued gratitude to¬†Adrienne Maree Brown. Key Questions in the podcast: Who was Octavia Butler? What are the lessons of Acorn, the post-apocalyptic community that was created in Parables? What does it […]

Thanksgiving Holiday Reflections

Being a “true” American (legal citizen or not) means that we get to constantly live with, sit with, feel the complex contradictions of living on this land, in this country. Today is an epitome of that experience — an opportunity to give attention to the trauma and genocide of the way this country was founded, […]

Which America Do You See?

“I never knew. This isn’t the America I thought it was. It hadn’t touched me personally.” I hear these kinds of comments a lot lately, about so many different aspects of this country. I’ve said these words myself. If you are feeling this way, may you find the courage to stay connected to the shock, […]

Indigenous Youth Leaders & Man Camps

These indigenous youth are badass. So much important information here. Their analysis, leadership and journalism is powerful and clear. They have updates about Keystone as well as other significant things to be aware of. Worth listening to all 27 minutes. Do you know any farmers in Nebraska? Keystone XL Pipeline Update from the NoKXL Gathering […]

Largest HBCU in the Nation Loses 50 Year Old Political Science Department

Black folks are needed in politics and the power grabs that are happening in this country continue to be atrocious. Two conclusions that I jump to in reading this news. NC A&T State University is the largest public HBCU in the nation. Its Political Science Department has existed for about 50 years. They just announced […]

Staying Engaged in Local Politics

I’m at fault. For the majority of my 8 years of living in Asheville, I was not involved in government politics. I was absorbed in my own life and work and field of perceptions and not paying attention to the laws and policies being passed, enforced or not enforced locally. I paid my taxes, but […]