I had a totally different blog to open up our new school year as One Voice. It was going to be a piece about my new Wakandan mindset shift on fighting for education equality for Black, Brown and poor children all over our country. I had my head cleanly shaven, with my sharpened spear and shined shield by my side, set to continue destroying the … Continue reading The Queen: G.O.A.T.
Happy September! One Voice took a brief hiatus and we are back – with a vengeance! Back like Beyonce after having twins, the Black Panther after battling Killmonger, and Serena Williams every single time she hits the court. Speaking of Serena, our sister-of-the-court was again the subject of some crazy blatant discrimination and the world watched as Queen Williams, in a display of Black Woman … Continue reading One Voice Is Back With A Vengence
My two grandsons, age four and six, had a great time eating cookies and running around our yard. They had no idea that a historical moment (gay marriage) was taking place and they were right in the middle of it. Neither one of them understand that I love and married their original grandfather. ◊♦◊ Adults have more than a few opinions about my life and … Continue reading Guest Blog: How A Gay Grandparent Will Lovingly Raise Black Boys
He started a humanitarianism meeting with “First I start with Love because I love every one.” I can’t even remember the gentlemen’s name but we would go on to discuss inclusion and how as a nation we humanitarians must practice inclusion. Including everyone in all aspects of life means you think about the other person’s reasoning for wanting to exclude others. It made us think … Continue reading Start With Love
This month’s blog is an affirmation to my brothers and sisters who are waiting for someone to put them on, brought to you by 3 dreamers who all personify moving forward instead of waiting to be included. Inclusion is the act of including: the state of being included. Included is to be part or whole of the group. It’s time. Make your own group. I … Continue reading Inclusion Affirmation
Let’s do an exercise, shall we? Take an inventory of your professional and social capital. Think about the people you invite into your home, those with whom you dine, the talent you’ve hired, and the thought-sources around The Table. We’ll come back to this. America was founded on the words “We the people” and would later underline America’s mission of oneness by proclaiming “one nation … Continue reading Inclusion
Little Black Boys Need Love Too…Hug One Today I have an uncle who says he never wanted to play football in high school, because “That’s too much touching of another sweaty, stinky guy. That’s gay.” This is a common conversation of his during large family gatherings where he has thrown back way too many adult beverages and everyone’s shooting the ish about the good old … Continue reading Dia L. Jones: Little Black Boys Need Love Too…Hug One Today