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Black History Month Pt. 1

PROLOGUE Black history doesn’t begin and end with February. Obviously. Black history also doesn’t begin with slavery and end with the Civil Rights era. It’s more than injustice, inequality, and struggle. There’s so much more. So many names and places. So much art, science, music, math, medical, entertainment, and cultural excellence. Much of it under…

LGN 113: Outdoors While Black

TL;DR Outdoor Afro http://www.outdoorafro.com/ http://www.meetup.com/Outdoor-Afro-Washington-DC/ Goombay Adventures http://goombaydc.leagueapps.com/ http://www.meetup.com/Goombay/ PROLOGUE It seemed like everybody was on the phone a few weeks ago. Jamie and I covered some ground on a 48 mile bike ride. So many people were completely checked out of reality. Well, they were checked into another reality or pseudo-reality, I guess, but they…

The Problem with #BlackLivesMatter

Inside: Getting things off my chest; Pigs in a blanket, fry them like bacon DISCLAIMER BY ANALOGY I’m always amazed by the number of women who have been harassed, abused, assaulted, sexually assaulted, stalked, molested and/or raped. This includes people that I know, love, and care about. Each time I find out or I’m told,…

Holy S#%! What is wrong with you?!

People. Friends.  If you don’t like President Obama’s presidency, that’s fine. If you disagree with his politics and policies, okay. Policy is debatable. Statistics are often used to tell one aspect of a complicated situation.  If you really dislike him as a person, I think you’ve bought into the political demonization perpetuated by media factions.…

LGN 111: Blue Summer

Inside: Broken things; So that wasn’t a stripper convention?; Snorkeling; Look at that water I. Have been gaining weight since Spring. Damn it. On one hand, how could that have possibly happened?  On the other hand, I haven’t been doing much and I haven’t been mindful of what I’m eating. So that’s how that happened.

Stars and Bars

I’m tardy to the party but can we talk about this? I don’t have any FB friends who have changed their profile pics to the Confederate flag but one degree of separation away — just one. It’s a madhouse. I’ve read some offensive things over the past few days but what can you do. BUT,…