All Black Lives Matter, Not Just Men’s by Chris Thompson

All Black Lives Matter, Not Just Men’s Monika Diamond was killed in Charlotte, North Carolina on March 18.  I don’t remember where I first heard the phrase, “Black men are the white people of Black people”, but the truth of it couldn’t be more exemplified when rapper and celebrity Joe Budden tweeted out “Black Trans Lives Matter”. IContinue reading “All Black Lives Matter, Not Just Men’s by Chris Thompson”

Dear White Led Organizations by Calvin Eaton

In the wake of recent #BlackLivesMatter civil unrest, protests, and uprisings 540WMain (like so many other Black led organizations) received a deluge of training, workshop, and consultation requests. The following letter is an edited version of a correspondence I recently shared with one of the white led organizations that reached out to 540WMain. As anContinue reading “Dear White Led Organizations by Calvin Eaton”

Despite Taking Precautions I Still Contracted COVID-19 by Calvin Eaton

Dear Community, Like most here in the U.S. I watched in awe as the sate of NY closed down slowly and finally over the course of the week March 9-14, 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic swept the nation and changed life as we knew it forever. By the end of the day on Saturday MarchContinue reading “Despite Taking Precautions I Still Contracted COVID-19 by Calvin Eaton”

Abolish the (Tone) Police by Chris Thompson

Abolish the (Tone) Police  May and June have seen a surge in support of the #BlackLivesMatter movement in the wake of the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and most famously George Floyd. People are fed up. Systematic Racism, America’s original sin and most persistent disease, claimed too many lives to count. EvenContinue reading “Abolish the (Tone) Police by Chris Thompson”

A Wednesday Word From The Director | Education Without Borders.

Dear Community, Today we are half way through the 2nd week of our month-long virtual fundraiser Upon the launch of the campaign last week your support helped 540WMain blow past our original fundraising goal by over 50% ($10,800+ and counting) we are up to 120+ monthly members, and received the most volunteer inquirys we’ve everContinue reading “A Wednesday Word From The Director | Education Without Borders.”