Dispatches From The Occupation

What To Black Americans Is The Fourth of July?

In 1852, Frederick Douglass delivered one of his most riveting speeches “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” In a year when there has been increased focus on Black inequality in our nation, I have decided to run this piece with excerpts of Douglass’ original speech intertwined and updated with thoughts of my own.

Take Your Knee Off My Neck : Thoughts On Racism In The PR / Influencer Industry

In his eulogy of George Floyd, Reverend Al Sharpton said it best. We, as Black Americans need the knees taking off of our necks by racists in America in every aspect of our lives, including the workplace. It made me think. So I am addressing the PR people, who have racistly made my life a living hell for the past 11 years as an Editor/Influencer. It has not been pretty and it needs to stop.