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Book Review: We Were Eight Years in Power

“We were eight years in power,” said South Carolina congressman Thomas Miller in 1895, as white politicians, falsely accusing Reconstruction’s Black leadership of corruption and incompetency, passed new laws that fully restored white supremacy. “We had built schoolhouses, established charitable institutions, built and maintained the penitentiary system, provided for the education of the deaf and […]

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My Activism: Two Interrelated Areas

One person can make a sustainable difference; but an individual’s measurable impact is diluted if he, she, or they attempts to focus on more issues than they can handle. While there’s many issues that matter to me, I’m focusing my energy on two of them–racism and climate change–and harnessing my mindfulness practices, writing, coaching, reading, […]

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Climate Change and Intersectionality: Do Your Homework

It’s tough to sort through all the reports and sound bytes concerning climate change. Therefore, anyone who wants to make specific choices related to this issue needs objective facts and data to fall back on when emotional rhetoric makes everyone more overwhelmed and frustrated. There’s so much wisdom being overlooked in this discussion. For example, […]