“When I Think About #America” – A Personal & Societal Perspective on #Politics #History #Racism from a #BIPOC

FULL ARTICLE AT MEDIUM: “When I think about America, I think of the multi-millions of Indigenous peoples who were killed, who were raped, who had their children ripped from their arms or who died from diseases deliberately introduced. I think of the African peoples torn from their lands, their cultures, their professions and histories, drowning […]

The Songs We Sing–Or Don’t Sing

Originally posted on K.I.N. Knowledge in Indigenous Networks:
One of my favorite uncle’s favorite song was “Coming to America”, from one of his favorite singers, Neil Diamond. This uncle passed at an age younger than I am now from undiagnosed lung cancer that developed during his time as a construction worker ripping out asbestos from…

Poem: “Siblings” & The Story Behind the Words

SIBLINGS A wall-eyed young girl in a party dress with carefully combed dark hair, brushed tears away from a narrow pretty face drawn with misery. Maybe the cause was a word spoken, or a series of them, a mentioned memory, person or place. Maybe it was all of those things for After giving a deliberate […]

2013 in One Word? Unbelievable!

Not unbelievable in the sense of the word many people might quickly assume, “incredible” in a positive way or simply “surprising”, but one of the literal meanings: ” so great or extreme as to be difficult to believe; extraordinary.” My 2013 was extraordinary in the extremes of life and living that occurred, but perhaps not […]