A Minneapolite's Life

Diary of a not so mad black woman...in fact I feel that I'm fairly pleasant.
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What a night. We found out about the free show at Paisley Park on twitter and were out the door in 15 minutes, randomly and awkwardly make it onto the Yahoo live-stream a few times, get to the 2nd row and see @prince/3rdeyegirl perform with Liv Warfield and then Kendrick Lamar shows up too? Sometimes it’s just worth it to take a risk and go out during the week.#lovempls

Monday night show #thedrums #triplerock


This is a very serious disease* so I gladly accept the “bucket challenge”

*My heart goes out to all those who struggle with ALS but I am, of course, talking about the disease of apathy.  If (and hopefully when) Michael Brown’s killer is brought to justice and convicted of 1st degree murder, it still won’t prevent this from happening again. We cannot accept this as the status quo. We MUST continue the fight at the ballot box, in the media and by working to create systemic change. I’m not naive to the dirty politics (redistricting, voter ID requirements, etc) that will try to prevent us from our goal. But I refuse to give up hope. My “bullet bucket challenge” is not about pointing fingers and it’s not about being angry. Every shell casing in that bucket represents the life of someone who fought and died in the goal for civil rights and human dignity. As a member of law enforcement (yes I really am a reserve sheriff) I will not stand idly by while others violate civil and human rights under the cover of authority and I will insist that other good cops rise to the same standard as well. As a black man I will demand more from myself and my community. I will not allow outsiders to co-opt our struggle in order to commit violence in our name. I’m channeling my outrage into action so I no longer feel powerless. It’s not about black or white. It’s not about rich or poor. It’s about us vs. them. There are more of us — from all races, genders and identities — then there will ever be of them. And we will be victorious.

"The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality"

Join me.


This is live audio from last night after bailing out an organizer driving back to Ferguson( curfew is lifted) and witnessing tear gas being thrown in the neighborhoods.


Cops can tell mainstream media to leave to prevent recording these atrocities, but WE are our own media. And we won’t be silenced 

This was originally posted February 26, 2010.

I deal with suicidal, unipolar depression and I take medication daily to treat it. Over the past seven years, I’ve had two episodes that were severe and during which I thought almost exclusively of suicide. I did not eat much and lost weight during…

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allen!!!!!!! #hahaha

Pretty sure this was a night or two before graduation…what a crazy 6(!) years it’s been since this day #tbt

Love today #bloodymaryday #stillgoing #smilesallday