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Buying Black Daily

@shopblackowned is one of the many entities encouraging support for Black-owned businesses.

There’s been a significant uptick in urging people to “Buy Black”, and “Support Black-owned Businesses”. Covid19 has exacerbated the need to support small businesses which have been devastated due to the global recession (call it what it is).


Ever Changing Times

I’ve seen so much change in my decades of making DC home. Still, I’m amazed that a “metrobar” (an outdoor bar & entertainment spot) is next door to the Van Gogh immersion experience, which is adjacent to the beauty supply shop, next to Forrrrmannnn Millllllssss. …


When did child endangerment stop being a crime?

Two Georgia coaches were recently charged the 2019 death of student athlete, Imani Bell. A grand jury stated, “by conducting outdoor conditioning training for student athletes in dangerous heat, resulting in the death of Imani Bell due to hyperthermia and rhabdomyolysis.” Certainly…


There’s No Rest When Injustice is Wide Awake

Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Foundation, Annapolis, MD

Everyone should enjoy the long-overdue recognition of Juneteenth, a day of jubilation, for the formally, enslaved Black people and a rebuke of ungodly domestic terrorism. Then, get back to work to make sure children and adults…


Teach the Truth!

That should be a no-brainer, but we had four years of a world-leader being emboldens to spread lies across America, without fact-checking from his party. He was given so much lie latitude, that other candidates and party-mates used the same playbook — and expanded it. …


American Genocide

After surviving a (hopefully) once in a lifetime pandemic, one of the places I most wanted to visit was the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. I almost lived there during the opening weekend, September, 2016. We used every device in the house to secure…


Teach for America’s Survival

Central to making this nation better is a deeper commitment to TRUTH — not, the acceptance of lies and disinformation as fair opinion. A lie is a lie. Disinformation is disinformation. Most don’t know (OR conviently forget/ignore) that American military once produced collateral to enhance efforts…


BipartisanShip Is BS

A wise friend, named Angie, taught me that in relationships, if you attempt to reach 50/50 all the time, somebody is guaranteed to be ticked off half the time. Truth! To be at your best, in a relationship, there will be some 70/30, 60/40, 80/20, 100/0 situations…


My Black/American History Q1–2021 Reflections

I survived Them, read Caste & have started reading The Vanishing Half. I started watching Exterminate All the Brutes-I’ll finish. Saw almost all of Soul of a Nation & Amend. Caught The Banker & lowlights of the Chauvin Trial. Flip on the news (6 &…


Viral & Psychological Infections Spread

(Who knew?)

My thoughts on hearing that Mar-A-Lago has been “partially” shut down from Covid19 outbreak:

45’s selfish inaction led to multiple people being infected in the White House (including his own family & his “trusted” inner circle). The seeds of distrust that he planted…

JonesE

I invite you to take 2 to 5 minutes for a glimpse of what I think about issues of the day. Nonpartisan, yet, some might not agree - just don’t be disagreeable.

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