Juneteenth is a holiday that most Americans have likely never heard of until now. It definitely was not mentioned in the US history textbook I read back in high school in the late 1980s. Thank goodness for my Black experience in America that has ‘schooled’ me through other means. Contrary to what some may think, … Read more
These are unprecedented times. The world was already feeling constrained and anxious with a global pandemic halting life as we know it. We were forced to be still in ways we had never been. That stillness gave Americans a front row seat to the emboldened, modern display of systemic racism that Black America has faced for centuries. We are now collectively staring in the mirror at an unwashable stain that is ingrained in the fabric of this nation. Being common in such an uncommon time simply isn’t an option.