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Teaching America (to foreigners) in the time of Black Oppression…

I’m not feeling America right now. I haven’t been for a while. I’ve been teaching lessons on America, via English lessons to a student in China. It’s a whole unit about American culture. Which is all fine and good, I guess. I have some concerns about how they portray certain aspects of American culture—like how …

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Stop complaining about Black people getting shot and killed and do something.

Since Trayvon Martin was killed in 2012, I’ve done very little. I’ve sat in front of my keyboard writing. Murder after murder, by police and by civilians, my actions have hardly changed. I’ve talked to my husband about what is happening, what I think we can do. But I haven’t taken direct action. I haven’t called any politicians. I haven’t marched, protested—shucks, I don’t even think I’ve made my own post on social media. Maybe I’ve signed an online petition or two. But the reality is, two things cause tangible change in this country: violence and money.⁠

I’m a pacifist so my only option is using money. But I don’t have enough to buy political influence.

What can I do? What can people like me—social media activists—do?

Are creative projects started before COVID-19 still relevant?

I started writing my book 7 years ago. I concocted a fake virus that would kill off most of the American population to create a situation in which white people would be the minority. Now, obviously none of that is happening exactly like that, but here we are amid a pandemic with the potential to …

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Dear Fellow Black Americans: Please do not fall for this Mike Bloomberg character.

He’s Trump’s political twin with a donkey sticker on his a**. I see ad after ad of “stop-and-frisk” Bloomberg with Black faces endorsing him. The ads say all the “right” things, but it is nothing more than pandering. Look at this man’s record, please. Look at the racist things he’s said and done—the misogynistic things …

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Why Trump May Get A Third (and Fourth) Term

I’m a sucker for dystopian fiction. Books with governments with crazy leaders, ridiculous laws– laws that might have been once well-intentioned, but have gone awry like a robot that knows no reason. I enjoy reading about the teenage protagonists that manage to overthrow these monstrosities– the regimes always do the most damage to the youth …

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