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Educator. Experience Designer. Techie. — I read a lot, I think, and I write. And Ultimately, I believe community will keep us safe.
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By now, I’m sure everyone has seen the Social Dilemma. If not, I encourage you to check it out. It is a documentary full of product designers and engineers who have invented amazing technologies and algorithms and are now very worried that their creations may be contributing to global chaos…

An Afrofuturist image of Kain, Harriet Tubman, and Fannie Lou Hamer on a galactic backdrop with their future look.

My great grandmother was oddly optimistic about Death. But not in a haunting way or even a literal way. What I believe she was actually interested in was a more metaphysical/transgalactic movement that would leave the troubles of this ole world behind. She, and many of the church mothers, would…

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“All my life I’ve been sick and tired. Now, I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired” — Fannie Lou Hamer

And…another name to say. While we continue to name Breonna Taylor we must also juggle the name of Jacob Blake. Scrolling past video after video, loops of Black…

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I opened the PDF. I read the chapter title: “A Preliminary Examination of Hegemonic Masculinity: Definitional Transference of Black Masculinity Affecting Lethal Tactics against Black Males”. I close the PDF. It is not that I’m not intelligent or that I cannot read. It is not that I am too lazy…

This moment is special. This moment is a revelation to many of us. However, this moment is not new, is not random, and is not just a moment. In this particular hour we find ourselves reckoning with all of the things Black folks have been talking about for ages.

Today…

Inspired by Ibram X. Kendi’s Ahmaud Arbery Could Have Been Me

The tragedy of Ahmaud Arbery comes as no surprise to those of us who have fit the description before. To be Black is to fit the description of many things that you are not. Criminal. Uneducated. Burglar. Thief. Murderer…

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Old English togædere “so as to be present in one place, in a group, in an accumulated mass,” from to (see to) + gædere “together” (adv.), …

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I find it quite weird that we create New Years resolutions, five year plans, 10 year plans, save for retirement (which is a whole rant in itself) ~30 years up the road. Not because you shouldn’t have a plan or shouldn’t have goals for your life, but because we plan…

Honestly, I’ve been all in on Design Thinking for several months now. At the beginning of 2018, I hit the brakes on making albums, performing poetry, and music videos to focus on growing my design and development skills. …

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