Yesterday I found myself to be completely overwhelmed. I went to bed Monday before the #Ferguson indictment came down, and Tuesday morning I woke up with the realization that I made a huge mix-up in my planning to get to the airport in time to make my flight. So the morning was a hectic mess […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Last week I had the misfortune of watching the Aaliyah bioepic on the Lifetime channel. I was born and raised in Detroit, so there was no way I could miss a movie about a hometown legend who was a huge part of my music-culture growing up. Aaliyah was one of those artists who, if you […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on The Intersection of Real Life, Politics and Lifetime Movies
Summary: By making traditional political engagement a set of behaviors that is associated with judgement, blame and shame, we only alienate populations from politics. We must resist messages from politicians that encourage us to blame our own communities for today’s socio-political climate. If we want to create a more just and sustainable world, we cannot […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Shame, Voting and a Culture of Finger Pointing: The Emotions of the 2014 Midterm Election