Intentions Steeped in Privilege Benefits No One

  Last week, the IndyStar reported that an upcoming event in Broad Ripple Park called Rock Against Racism had been cancelled.  In its reporting on this cancellation- the Star failed to interview any of the critics of the event or to probe into the real reasons why anti-racist community organizers are opposed to events like... Continue Reading →

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Silent No More

It's not very often that you can take the moments and events of your life and say this is what brought me to this moment. A Facebook interaction spawns a relationship. You drop your cell phone, slightly lift the pressure on the gas pedal and miss getting a car accident by seconds. For me a... Continue Reading →

Sanctuary Everywhere

We at American Friends Service Committee have long believed that we must stand united against hate and racists ideology. I am here today to let those undocumented folx in our community that we are here for you. We are aware that with the current times that this is bigger then DACA or DAPA and that... Continue Reading →

Issa Hotep Columbus

I am here before you tattered and worn down. Fighting the demons within myself, dancing with the skeletons of my past and standing face to face with the monsters in the mirror. I am trying to navigate in a world that my skin is seen as a weapon. A world where the gender of my... Continue Reading →

Know you are love

  There isn't a day that I wish things were different. The times we are in can seem so dark and there are moments when even I find myself getting overwhelmed. Days when I wonder why do I even fight for justice and equality, when it seems the masses could give a shit about anyone... Continue Reading →

Justice for Aaron Bailey

This is the speech I will be giving at the Justice for Aaron Bailey rally. A unarmed black man, gunned down by IMPD on June 29th after a traffic stop.     There is no denying the sadness that brings us together today. We live in a time when black and brown bodies are being... Continue Reading →

Riddle Me This

         "What is wrong with this world?" Just keeps repeating in my head over and over again. The only words spoken from a child at a vigil I went to for Alton Sterling, the father that was murdered by police for selling CDs at a convenience store, he had permission to do... Continue Reading →

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