‘I have been thinking about the notion of perfect love as being without fear, and what that means for us in a world that’s becoming increasingly xenophobic, tortured by fundamentalism and nationalism.’ — bell hooks, All About Love

Leading with love means demanding the re-centering of humanity in policy.

The…

Photo by Jayme Danielle — jaymyedaniellephotography.com

As we near the end of the COVID-19 Crisis, it has dawned on me that we are not over with crises. Since the beginning of 2020, I have lost two relatives, lived through a pandemic and an uprising. The constant murders of community members by law enforcement and other community…

Both are failures of the state to protect and uplift the Black Community, but the solution is the same; center the voices of those who have been directly impacted in policy change.

I was able to speak at Mothers against Community Gun Violence’s Luncheon at the Aveda Institute in Minneapolis. It was heartbreaking to see mothers mourn their children and have to fight them. I met LaTonya Black, the founder, at her daughter Nia ‘Brooklyn’ Black’s Funeral over the summer. Nia’s story…

Our Journey from Jamaica to Morgan State to Harvard to Bowie State

Samuel L. Myers Sr. Photos courtesy of the author.

One of Bowie State University’s former presidents, Samuel L. Myers Sr., died at the age of 101 this past January. He is my grandfather and this story is his legacy.

And while his narrative, like those of so many Black changemakers, is relegated to what some call “niche” Black history…

Facing the Rising Sun

Angela Rose Myers- is the President of the Minneapolis NAACP — her goals are to create bridges between Black organizing and public policy

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