Tag: Tamir Rice

Babe Alert: Eris Eady

I first met this amazing young woman when she was in high school. She might've been a junior. She was already busting people's heads in poetry slams all over the city of Cleveland, though. Her poetry was so breathtakingly real, I was either laughing, crying, or hallowing whenever I heard her. Eris's gift was - … Continue reading Babe Alert: Eris Eady

Mind Over Matter: On the Killing of Korryn Gaines

One of the most difficult things to teach students, as an instructor of composition, is how to avoid making sweeping generalizations in their writing. Take abortion, for instance. I've lost count of how many papers I've read with the thesis that "Women shouldn't be allowed to have abortions because┬áhaving an abortion is┬átaking the easy way … Continue reading Mind Over Matter: On the Killing of Korryn Gaines

Blacks and Blue: About Alton Sterling and Avoiding Police Brutality

I don't even know what to say. I honestly don't know what I could say to adequately express how desperate Alton Sterling's murder makes me feel as a black American. Here is another black person shot by police that were not in any appreciable mortal danger. Police abusing their power, exploiting their power and the … Continue reading Blacks and Blue: About Alton Sterling and Avoiding Police Brutality