Daunte Wright was killed by police in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Kimberly Potter, the police officer responsible for his death, reportedly meant to tase the 20-year-old Black father, but confused her taser with her gun and shot him instead, even saying, "Oh shit. I just shot him."Now, before the police apologists come out saying Wright had … Continue reading Use Your Karen-Power to Police the Police.
https://twitter.com/AuthorFarrah/status/1273260093606449152?s=20 All eyes are on Louisville after Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced only one officer, Brett Hankison, would be charged with Wanton Endangerment and not for the killing of Breonna Taylor, but for shooting at her apartment complex like Yosemite Sam.For perspective, Wanton Endangerment is a class D felony. Eighty-seven protestors were arrested and … Continue reading If You Douse Louisville with Enough Gasoline, Someone’s Going to Light a Match.
One unseasonably warm Sunday afternoon, I walked around downtown, holding hands with my son. He’s four. So his inquisitive mind is always bursting with unrelenting questions and on this day, I had the time and temperament to answer every one. What’s that place? Can we go inside? What’s your favorite dinosaur? How do street lights … Continue reading Teaching My Son to Get Into “Good Trouble”
Every morning, I send my husband off to work with a packed lunch and a kiss. While my husband’s at work, I spend my days making block towers, sweeping up Cheerios and continuing the absolute endless cycle of laundry. I wear a frilly apron while I cook and bake, which I love to do. I … Continue reading I’m a Stay-at-Home-Mom and a Proud Feminist.
This morning, Daniel, my three-year-old sweet and wild child was having breakfast after waking up unusually late. My (almost!) one-year-old baby gal Penelope had been awake for hours and was happily crawling around the living room. So I took my cup of coffee in the kitchen so I could spend some time with Daniel while … Continue reading Talking about Race Takes an Unexpected Turn.
In my post, We Need to Stand Up and Be the Village for Parents of Black Children., I discussed various ways to combat racism particularly for white parents like myself. Many parents requested book ideas which is a FANTASTIC idea! So here are some really great books I would recommend for every age group. Baby-5 years … Continue reading Great Books for Children that Combat Racism
I’m a total worrywart and have lots of worries about my kids. I worry about bullying. I worry about hurt feelings. I worry about broken hearts. I worry about skinned knees. I worry one of them will get an liberal arts degree and won’t find a job. I don’t worry one of them will become … Continue reading We Need to Stand Up and Be the Village for Parents of Black Children.