A Plea and Confession to Anti-Vaxers and Anti Mask-ers

The Challenge of Empathy

The Challenge of Empathy In my recently released book Disrupting Whiteness: Talking with White People About Racism, I propose that the best way to engage white folks in conversations about racism is to take a dialogical rather than a confrontative approach. Too often...

Support Black Owned Businesses

I am reposting this article on supporting Black-owned businesses – Check it out! (DB)     Support Black-Owned Businesses: 181 Places to Start Online Sophia Conti February 07, 2021 Racial and wealth disparities in the United States have been thrown into sharp...
The Woman Who Shaped Me

The Woman Who Shaped Me

Most men I know first learn about the strength and endurance of women from their mothers. During this Women’s History Month I want to take this opportunity to talk about the woman who shaped me, Mary “Sis” Mullins Boyd, my mother.  On the 19th of this month, she would...
2042 and the Insurrection

2042 and the Insurrection

My father died nearly five years ago in May 2016; he was 89 years old and outlived my mother by 11 years. Seeing how long my father lived has caused me to wonder how old I will be when I die; a morbid thought perhaps, but quite natural when one is the oldest living...