The Root: Lakeith Smith Gets 65 Years for Death of 16-Year-Old Killed by Police

The Root published Lakeith Smith Gets 65 Years for Death of 16-Year-Old Killed by Police. His friend, A’Donte Washington, was killed by police that night, shot four times for allegedly brandishing a gun. Yet under Alabama’s accomplice liability law, Smith was not only tried as an adult but also charged in A’Donte’s death, even though… Continue reading The Root: Lakeith Smith Gets 65 Years for Death of 16-Year-Old Killed by Police

6 Things Black Men Tell Their Sons About Traffic Stops

USA Today published 6 Things Black Men Tell Their Sons About Traffic Stops, following recent events in Louisiana and Minnesota. After a recent conversation with a friend, I sent the article to him. Here’s his response: I found the first 3 things actually what I would tell my kids and I try and do during… Continue reading 6 Things Black Men Tell Their Sons About Traffic Stops

The 20 Minute Nap

I’ve been slacking again so I’ll give the cliffs notes version of the past few months. I may fill in some details later, but won’t make any promises now. I was in Atlanta for a few days at a cheerleading competition, imagine that. I met up with King Harrison in person for the first time… Continue reading The 20 Minute Nap