Dear RJA

Dearest RJA Organizing Committee,This is a love letter. I’ve been wanting to share my feelings with you all for a while now. Our shared values and commitment to uplifting racial justice and human dignity and equality against a tidal wave of white supremacy, racial injustice, discrimination and systemic oppression are …

The Joy of Hope

By Z Ah — December — that wonderful month when the world softens — hearts fill with warmth and the world chills for a moment. I love watching my old films favorites – A Christmas Carol with Alistair Sims and It’s a Wonderful Life with Jimmy Stewart. Now, how white …

Healing the Wounds of Micro-Aggressions

by Wendy Millstine The book publishing company that I work for is finally getting on board with diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) training from top to bottom. It’s long overdue, and I’m personally excited to be learning more about racial awareness and tackling this important issue for the future of …

Books Bring Awareness

by Wendy Millstine I come from a long line of excellent storytellers in my family, so books and writers have always been a passion for me, since I was very young. By the time I reached high school, I became most attracted to dissident writers or stories that offered warnings …

Examining My Racial Blinders

by Wendy Millstine Back in January, I was watching the Netflix mini-series called Maid. The series addresses domestic abuse, violence, poverty, addiction, codependency, mental health, and social work. The series is loosely based on the author Stephanie Land’s best-selling memoir, Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to …

The Question Of Race

By Z A few years ago my son who is non-white was sitting in his car on a side street not far from our home making a phone call on his cell phone.  This was in the early days of cell phones and coverage was sketchy so finding the perfect …