Empowerment Starts Here

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The Case of Race and Dignity (Ep30)

Empowerment Starts Here with Dr. Monique Liston (click here to listen). Scroll down to access links and other resources mentioned in Episode 30- “The Case of Race and Dignity.” One … Continue reading

May 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Case of Black Women Loving White Men (Ep19)

Empowerment Starts with Roslynde Kosterman, Nikeisha Riseling, and Ardis Marshall.  See individual photos of informants below. **** I read an article that said that out of all ethnic groups, among … Continue reading

February 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Case of the Upper-Lower Class

http://eshpodcast.libsyn.com/episode-14-the-case-of-the-upper-lower-class In this episode (Ep14), Empowerment Starts Here with Dr. C. Eric Ervin. Here, Dr. Ervin gives three ways to understand poverty:  1) a Republican treatment of poverty (in which the … Continue reading

November 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Why We Can’t Talk About Racism

When the world went up in arms after the no bill indictment surrounding Darren Wilson (the officer charged but exonerated in the slaying of Michael Brown), I noticed two reactions.  … Continue reading

July 10, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Black Woman

Based on the officer that was just acquitted in Baltimore, Maryland (in the trial surrounding Freddie Gray’s death), I wanted to recycle a post that I had written last year (posted here) about … Continue reading

May 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hyper-Visibility and Its Context

Being hyper-visible is difficult in places of invisibility. For me at my Christmas party, and maybe at the breakfast room at the hotel, it was difficult to be noticed because I was black and not because I am human and worthy of attention purely on this merit alone. To be recognized because I, in my blackness, serve a function for the benefit of the institution (be it social or structural) that all but renders me invisible is painful.

January 18, 2016 · 6 Comments