Black Billionare Robert F. Smith Helps Level The Playing Field For Morehouse Grads by Calvin Eaton

The graduating class of 2019 is in full swing for students across the nation and this past weekend Morehouse grads got a gift that made their ceremony just a little bit sweeter. Robert F. Smith, a billionaire investor and philanthropist, gave the ultimate graduation gift to every member of the Morehouse College Class of 2019:Continue reading “Black Billionare Robert F. Smith Helps Level The Playing Field For Morehouse Grads by Calvin Eaton”

The Curious Case of Caster Semenya: Hottentot Artemis by Chris Thompson

The Curious Case of Caster Semenya: Hottentot Artemis by Chris Thompson It has been a week since the news broke, and I am still seething over the International Association of Athletics Federations decision against South African athlete Caster Semenya. Ten years after their original findings, after many more competitions and a long fight in courts,Continue reading “The Curious Case of Caster Semenya: Hottentot Artemis by Chris Thompson”

Desperately Searching for the Elephant in the Room: A Rochester Beacon Forum | A Blog of Words & Gifs by Calvin Eaton

On a very rainy Monday, when my allergies were in high flare and a persistent cold rain had forced day four of the 2019 Rochester Lilac Festival to close I told myself that despite every reason to stay in bed I would push myself to attend Rochester Beacon’s  sold out forum  titled “ Rochester Schools:Continue reading “Desperately Searching for the Elephant in the Room: A Rochester Beacon Forum | A Blog of Words & Gifs by Calvin Eaton”

What I Learned During Pittsford Central School District’s PTSA Diversity & Inclusion Committee Meeting | by Calvin Eaton

What I Learned During Pittsford Central School’s PTSA Diversity & Inclusion Committee Meeting by Calvin Eaton Two black women leading the charge to speak truth to power all while putting their own bodies, minds, and soul on the line in order to protect their black children against a racist system 🗹 A standing room onlyContinue reading “What I Learned During Pittsford Central School District’s PTSA Diversity & Inclusion Committee Meeting | by Calvin Eaton”

Congressman’s White Fragility Shatters Before Our Eyes by Erin Egloff

We are pleased to share guest posts by local Rochester community members throughout this year’s 2nd Annual Digital Black History Month Education Campaign Congressman’s White Fragility Shatters Before Our Eyes by Erin Egloff On Wednesday, February 27, criminal and all-around weasel Michael Cohen testified in front of the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform.Continue reading “Congressman’s White Fragility Shatters Before Our Eyes by Erin Egloff”