America is starting to feel like those third world countries we are always feeling so sorry for. You know, like how in Flint they have no clean drinking water. Or how so many peaceful protests turned violent because the police were brutalizing the protestors. The measles outbreak is getting frightening. Polio, diphtheria, pertussis are all … Continue reading Herd Immunity won’t Cure Hatred
The chickens have come to roost. That's a pretty old saying, but here in Pennsylvania we have a lot of them, sayings that speak of rolling hills and acres and acres of lush farmland that produce a bounteous harvest. We even have a whole farm show in our state capital to honor those who have … Continue reading Cockle doodledoo: Truth has come to roost
Dana, I know you don't agree with me. I know the evidence, presented as it is, could make your case for you. That in order to wind up in prison for the rest of his life in these circumstances would have to make him very unlucky. Adnan Syed is the one of the luckiest men … Continue reading He must have a horseshoe: Adnan is NOT unlucky
Before we get into tonight's post, I just want to say quickly: Hats off to Asia for coming through for Adnan!!!!!!!! I am so thrilled that she is back on the team. I'm sure it means beautiful things for the appeal, and I feel like we are one step closer to screaming #FreeAdnan for the … Continue reading Natasha Vargas-Cooper: She’s Not Satan!
In part I of this post, we described three of the reasons black people are reluctant to accept the reality of the ADHD diagnosis. Part II brings the conclusion. 4. Conformity, or being rated as "black enough" is supposed to be your primary goal. I want to meet the black police. Or the black board, … Continue reading For Whites Only? Resisting Diagnosis Pt II
The case of Adnan Syed has seen?some progress this week, as those who have religiously followed the podcast and its aftermath are well aware. The State of Maryland unsurprisingly intends to fight Adnan's appeal, so we wait for the court's decision with bated breath. The podcast brought us many experiences, but even after Sarah Koenig; … Continue reading Adnan and the Beauty of Boredom
Black Girl, Lost Keys will now take what will be the first of many poetry breaks with a short verse from yours truly:For RentI've got potential to lendeveryone keeps telling meI'm not using it.?Onto the aforementioned post:Around the the first few years of elementary school a teacher ruined my life. Yeah, I know that sounds … Continue reading Potential and the Pursuit of Perfection
Being black can put you in a precarious situation. It is a slippery slope where you are constantly being accused of either being "too black" or the ever-dreaded "too white." So far in my life I have been told that I speak too properly, am too smart or too "uppity" to be black. ( disclaimer … Continue reading For Whites Only? Resisting Diagnoses