Can a person of color with a disability (or disabilities) also be a person of privilege? Not! Privilege is defined as a special right, advantage or immunity granted or available only to a particular person or a group of people. Disabled people of color need not apply. I have not always been a person with […]
Alison Canty and Mai Thor are two of the persons working to increase the awareness of civil rights to persons of color with disabilities and the general public. Together, they have convened a group for people of color with disabilities to address the many complicated issues our culture faces as a marginalized community. Our purpose […]
I have been an active participant in the battle for my individual rights as a human being with a disability since 1974. In 1977, my calling in that battle expanded to include my rights as an African American male. The two battles became one as I began to recognize, and be noticed for, leadership and […]
Children with disabilities are people too. My wish for children with disabilities is that we (the other) give our children the humanity they were born with. Each child comes into our world with their own God-given right to be treated as he/she wants to be treated. People in their spheres of influence and education must […]
I have never participated in the elections process beyond voting until this year. This month I attended and participated in my first precinct caucus.
I pose the two questions because the answers are not as clear as one would like to believe. Black is a culture unto itself. It manifests itself in varied ways.
I am A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY. As a leader in my community, I demand retractions of the articles written in the Star Tribune newspaper describing, abusing, and discriminating against persons with disabilities.
A few weeks ago I attended my 40 year high school reunion. It was celebrated in St. Louis, Missouri, where I was born and raised and of course attended high school. It was an absolute fabulous three days with great events each day.
President Obama has established a program called My Brother’s Keeper. I think the premise of the program is to have Black men treat each other with the honor and respect we have earned.