This Fight is Far From Over

TC Boyd isn’t impressed by worldwide protests against police brutality, and he’s here to remind us that police violence isn’t the one thing that isolates and degrades Black America. True equality is a long-term, uphill battle – or rather, a war composed of many battles – that doesn’t end with justice reform.

What Really Happens at an Iowa Freedom Riders’ Protest

On Thursday, June 4, twelve days after the death of George Floyd, there was a peaceful protest in downtown Iowa City.

Commemorating Juneteenth

It’s a shame so many celebratory events had to be canceled this year due to COVID, but many of them have moved online! Like the Juneteenth Music Festival. It streamed live yesterday on the 18th, but you can still watch it here! Or the Juneteenth Jubilee. This one has a $5 ticket price, but some…


Update 8 June 2020: I wrote and posted this on the 5th, and my Wordpress dashboard listed it as “Public”. The post failed to appear on my blog until today, however, and that was after I fussed with it a lot. I know I probably shouldn’t read anything into it, but I have made a mental note. And now a literal note. Also, this: Minneapolis City Council members intend to defund and dismantle the city’s police department!

White Cowards

White nationalism is a mystery to most people. Myself included. Although I love genealogy and learning about where my ancestors came from, I wouldn’t call myself “proud” to be white. I acknowledge that, in my society and culture, I am lucky to be white. For example, when I go for a jog, I never worry…