The statistical who exposed the Tuskegee experimentsRead More Remembering Bill Jenkins
Let the Sistas speakRead More Let her lead!
From a Parisien sidewalk. The women of Georgia (the state) are about to let loose. It will not be pretty.Read More Georgia on my mind
Feeling some despair headed back to Georgia, and the U.S. generally after a month in India. It’s about this question: Will Brian Kemp govern Georgia like Lester Maddox? Lester Maddox became the governor of Georgia during my childhood. He was openly racist, was famous for selling axe handles with which to beat down civil rights […]Read More Who’s worse Brian Kemp or Lester Maddox?
It is an established fact that California is burning due to human instigated climate change, but the devastating impact of pollution upon U.S. indigenous communities is forcing Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw of Louisiana to plan relocation. According to the U.S. National Climate Assessment, the physical, psychological and spiritual impacts upon indigenous peoples will be immense unless there is […]Read More Trail of Tears: 21st century style
If you are an infant born to an African American mother in Georgia (also Mississippi or Alabama) your chances of making it past the first year are worse than that of an infant born in Syria. China and Venezuela also have lower infant mortality rates than the 12.5 deaths per 1,000 infants that the Kaiser […]Read More Why voting in Georgia matters: Black infant mortality
Want to make sure your vote counts in the Georgia November election? Casting an absentee ballot may be the way to go! Federal judge Amy Totenberg (sister of Nina Totenberg if you are an NPR listener) ruled Monday that Georgia could go ahead using insecure paperless voting machines. Although Judge Totenberg concurred with many cybersecurity […]Read More Vote absentee if you live in Georgia
Martin Luther King feared fully expected that there would be a backlash as basic human rights for African Americans expanded. There were historic precedents for this such as the reversal of post-Civil War Reconstruction-era freedoms during the last decades of the 19th century and the rise of segregationist laws throughout the southern US during the […]Read More Avondale Estates is having a backlash
Dr King spent his last precious hours advocating for the economic rights of African American sanitation workers in Memphis. In his broader vision, this was one arm of a struggle for justice for the poor and powerless that spanned divides of gender and race. I recently met Ryan Harrison at the Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and […]Read More Investing in empowerment
The Atlanta WordCamp is an annual gathering for people that use and develop WordPress sites. Although it is put on by and for the Atlanta WordPress community, I met people from all over. I gave a talk there Sunday (4/15/18) on the state of inclusion in distributed companies. Since WordPress is maintained by a distributed company […]Read More Distributed Inclusion at WordCamp Atlanta