For ATTN I wrote a piece how society hasn’t caught up yet to the waves of legalization that have hit some states. Employers are still screening for marijuana in random drug tests, college campuses still don’t want their students smoking it. Continue reading
Last night I went on PBS NewsHour to talk to Gwen Ifill about Ferguson and the upcoming grand jury ruling. Check it out. SELF CORRECTION: I misspoke saying Brown was shot in the back. I was thinking unarmed which I said the third time I mentioned it. The human brain is weird.
For ATTN I wrote a piece about my feelings ahead of the grand jury ruling on the shooting death of teen Mike Brown at the hands of Officer Darren Wilson. A native of the area (I grew up in neighboring Florissant, Mo.), I’m fairly cynical about the process, but I’m not cynical about the young people who’ve been moved to protest. Continue reading
Today for The Root I counter that whole “two thirds of eligible voters did not vote in the last election” stuff with a solution to improve turnout. Get rid of voter registration altogether and make registration automatic for all citizens once they turn 18. Instead of hoping people get involved in the process voluntarily, let’s fast track everyone to the front of the line. After all “voter registration” is more about voter suppression than getting the vote out … SO SAYS HISTORY! Continue reading
At 15, I didn’t have periods. I had exclamation points. Exclamation points that lasted for a month and had cramps that hit you like Lawrence Taylor. Continue reading