A 2020 Election Season Playlist, filled with songs that make you go…
…lol, ‘merica. 🤣😭🤦🏻♀️
…omg America! 😭🥰
…❤️🌎✊🏼LET’S CHANGE THE WORLD!! ✊🏼🌎 ❤️
…okay, I can’t change the world, but God is still here, and He’s good and He loves us.
… Read More MEPturns35: The Playlist
Some people point to the fact that others died for us to have this right. That’s true, and I’m grateful for their fight and for their sacrifice. But I don’t vote because of the past, I vote because it impacts the future. … Read More What my 35th Birthday Taught me About Voting
by Channon Oyeniran Last week, while scrolling through Facebook, I saw a post about a “Say Their Names” Memorial that was taking place in Dallas until September 17th. While I watched the fifteen second clip of all the African-American men, women and children who have been murdered, my heart, already heavy, began to ache even… Read More Reflections on 2020
By Michelle Palmer As the dialogue around racial justice continues, I’ve noticed (and experienced) some complexities and frustrations. Things that, if not confronted, can make us want to give up, throw in the towel, and retreat into complacency. But the thing is that complacency is how we got here. White supremacy and systemic racism RELIES… Read More Not Easy, But Worth It: Mixed Feelings, Complexities, and the Very Important Reasons to Not Give Up
Juneteenth is a day of remembrance and celebration, but it is also a day we need. We need to be reminded of what was so we can be renewed in our resolve to fight for better tomorrows for all Americans and the pursuit of true freedom and equality.… Read More Juneteenth & Why It Matters
By Michelle Palmer I wrote this in a fit of (mild) frustration in the middle of last week. The excitement of seeing so many of my white friends finally speaking out on racism was exciting and inspiring. But then negative reactions and whataboutism and friends heartbroken because of the ignorance of their loved ones got… Read More What Now? A follow up message for new anti-racists.
by Michelle Palmer [Notes: For those of you new to Tuesday Justice, these posts are generally packed with links to other sources & previous posts. If it’s bold and not black, it’s a link, and you should definitely check it out!] A dear young friend of mine messaged me Wednesday about George Floyd. He said,… Read More White People, This is Where We Start
The hug heard around the world drowned out the angry cries of a mother’s pain as her murdered son’s memory vanished as quickly as he became a hashtag. Some called it forgiveness. Some called it faultless. Some called it foolish. Some called it. They been called it. Because they been seen it before. But this… Read More When a Hug Is a Call to Read, Pause, and Listen
Note from Michelle: When I saw the photos from this project, I was floored. I knew this was something that needed to be shared far and wide, so I asked Katie about writing up a little something for Tuesday Justice. I’m so glad she agreed. This is what it looks like to use your privilege… Read More 5th Tuesday Guest Post: Photographing Black Girl Magic
by Channon Oyeniran Reading is essential to everyone, but I think most importantly to children! For this Tuesday Justice post, I want to focus on children’s books and the importance for kids to read diverse books and read (or hear) stories with main characters who (unfortunately) aren’t normally showcased. Why it’s important for Ara: My… Read More Black Books Matter: The Importance of Diversity in Children’s Literature