Walking Hard: A True Story

[March 2019]: I had been locked away for 75 days already, unable to even imagine posting my $175k bail set. The reality was, I’d recently been extradited to Williamson County after 60 days in Travis County Jail without any contact…

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Show me the Money

Living in or around major cities my entire life exposed me to various culture, social and economic statuses in what felt like the entire world within my community. It was very unnatural for me not to see homeless people on…

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America’s Recap: How Far Have Minorities Truly Come

Trailing the heinous murder of George Floyd, General Berger of the United States Marine Corps, in a statement boldly spoken says,”There is no place in our corps for racists.” He also adds, “The trust marines place in one another on…

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Left Out

Relationships can be beautiful, enriching and fulfilling. Most romantic relationships develop into civil unions or marriage. Becoming a dyad expands the availability of resources that may not be obtainable individually. Resources such as health benefits, life insurance policies, joint Tax…

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Being Black or Brown Is Not a Crime!

Police accountability involves holding both individual police officers, as well as law enforcement agencies responsible for effectively delivering basic services of crime control and maintaining order, while treating individuals fairly and within the bounds of law.  Nationally and local families…

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Bail: A Harmonica of Oppressive Tunes

Was this judge also a lawyer?¹ I had a feeling he wasn’t. I’d heard him before I saw him perched upon the bench — but I’d grown up around hogs, so I knew how people screamed at animals. I leaned…

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Justice Can’t Wait!

Have you ever been intimated or have had a loved one face a fatal encounter with police?  These encounters seem to be happening more and more likely in Brown and Black communities despite people of color being the least likely…

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Processed or Due Process? Make It Make Sense

I’d been charged with felony theft, which I didn’t understand whatsoever at the time. But these hard faces full of hatred inside of the police department, informed me of a more conflicted time ahead of me. I was struggling to…

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Let Them Stay

I worked in Jordan, which is an Arab country in southwest Asia.  Jordan is bordered by Israel to the west, Syria to the north and Iraq to the east. I lived in a tent with 100 other women. There was…

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Prisoner’s: The Last American Population Fighting Against Slavery

Juneteenth, signifies the day of freedom for all slaves. It is known as the longest running African American holiday, a day long celebration for our independence. In honor of recognizing our ancestors history, it feels befitting to also recognize those…

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