CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a chemical compound from the cannabis plant that is used to treat physical pain and other ailments. Looking at the history of cannabis since it was outlawed in the U.S., our hearts can understand why resources … Continue reading CBD (cannabis) for curing cash bail and other ills
Being one myself, I often wonder about white women* and how we operate in community. While we are each unique, many of us follow similar patterns of behavior. Patterns shaped by being socialized in a society built on patriarchy and … Continue reading White women and the schools
It’s time to talk again about our collective historical memory. The Center for Diversity Education is currently collecting signatures on a petition to Asheville City Council and Buncombe County Commissioners regarding plans to repair the Vance Monument, thanks to fundraising efforts … Continue reading Monuments Matter!
Happy New Gregorian/Western Calendar New Year! I look forward to the new years that different folks will celebrate in the coming days. Anyway, here we are with a quick post about a few items of note. Black Asheville 2014 First off, I am belated in sharing the blog post Sheneika Smith of Date My City wrote in December entitled, “Black Asheville 2014: Transformative Milestones.” I encourage you to click that title and read it – the post highlights positive initiatives that are happening on institutional and grassroots levels. It’s inspiring, and you may discover some exciting things going on in … Continue reading Here’s to Another Year of Action
This is an online story I wrote for the Mountain Xpress about a great group: The Ujamaa Freedom Market, which promotes “Liberation through Cooperation,” is a worker-owned cooperative mobile market which brings fresh local foods to underserved communities in Asheville. According to its website, Ujamaa “promotes social, economic, environmental and food justice by serving as a model for self-sufficiency while educating and inspiring healthy relationships with food in order to strengthen the quality of life and health and well-being of the community.” Co-owners Olufemi Lewis and Calvin Allen have been operating a weekly booth on Depot Street, selling locally grown … Continue reading Liberation Through Cooperation