Tia Manon, who writes under the pen name, Tsuhai Nzinga, is a Freelance Criminologist, Online blogger As a freelance Criminologist, and writer, Tia McManon graduated from Immaculata University and specializes in researching and writing about subjects related to the field of criminology from perspectives ranging from historical to current events. In addition, she currently hosts a blog under her pen name, Tsuhai Nzinga, titled In Rogue. In 2018, she published her debut book titled “Tsuhai Nzinga f.k.a. (formerly known as) Tia: The Memoir of a Black Girl.” Personal life events inspire much of her writing, which also features poetry. She is currently working on her first historical fiction novel
Fannie LeFlore, MS, PC, SAC, EAP, is Developer and Lead Facilitator of Healing From Racism Programs. She has expertise and extensive experience in the following professional arenas: Writer/Editor, Psychotherapist/Entrepreneur and Social Justice Activist Leader.
She previously was self-employed in small business through LeFlore Communications, LLC, which she started in August 2005 and operated full-time through December 2015. She provided Subject Matter Expertise (SME) and Professional Services in the following areas: 1) Research, Writing/Editing and Corporate Communications Consulting; 2) Professional Counseling/Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) and 3) Coordination and Facilitation of Trainings, Workshops and Special Projects for Business and Human Services.
As of 2017, LeFlore shifted the primary focus of her work to a Collaborative Model that involves Independent Consulting and Special Projects. The Facebook page for Healing From Racism Programs is: http://www.facebook.com/solutionsHFR.
Patricia (Pat) Nelson has been using her voice to ensure that all voices are heard. Through working with various groups and organizations such as the Racial Equity Initiative of PFund (LGBTQ), KFAI - Fresh Air Radio, Rainbow Health Initiative, Community Health Project (NY), Training for Change (PA); and having served on the Minneapolis Civil Rights Commission and the League of Minnesota Human Rights Commissions, she continues to reach wider audiences.
Pat is the owner/principal of NelsonWorks, LLC, a business that provides computer support for homes and small offices. She has also served as a health care and an academic administrator. She has expertise in consensus and team building, including facilitation with diverse populations. She is currently serving on the Boards of Hennepin Healthcare Patient Partner Circle, and UCare, a non-profit health care insurer. Pat is also a licensed Amateur Radio person (aka a “ham”, call letters KE0QXD), serving as an Area Director of OMIK (primarily for African American hams), and is a member of RARA (Queer Amateur Radio hams).
After years of struggling to write creatively, Pat discovered the Haiku format. Through the work of mentors Bill Cottman and Clark Strand, she continues to utilize Haiku as an ideal outlet for creativity and self-expression.
A Ceramist, Artist and perpetual scholar, Tarnya Stanton-Britton calls herself one of those strange people who studies for the sake of studying. She is British, Jewish and disabled, and lives with her dogs in Southport, a coastal town 20 miles north of Liverpool – a major port in the Slave Trade.
Tarnya Stanton-Britton became interested in the history of the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade after a group tour of Liverpool’s International Slavery Museum. Knowing her own heritage, she quickly noticed parallels between the Nazi Holocaust and the Slave Trade, only the suffering and abuse of Africans and their descendents continued for so much longer. She began studying the period in earnest, which lead her interest down connected paths; African history, Traditional African Religion – the Yoruba in particular, Racism, Jim Crow, The Civil Rights Movement, The Black Panthers, Black Lives Matter and Racially motivated police brutality. The International Slavery Museum became a constant source, their rolling exhibits and educational events including artefact handling, lectures and seminars on all of these subjects became a regular part of her life.
Seeing online the execution of Philando Castille, the Ferguson riots and the murder of Eric Garner, she realised that little had changed in America for people of African descent, even now in the 21st Century, even with the first Black President. She wanted to memorialise the victims of police brutality and the International Slavery Museum, so she began with the phrase, “Say Her Name”, which by sheer coincidence started from the year of her birth. In 2020, she will be presenting the Museum with a sculpted raised fist engraved with every name recorded by “Say Her Name”. One day, she hopes to honour the men taken as well, and compile all her research into a book. In the meantime, she keeps learning, keeps talking about racism, and keep listening to those that live this horror daily.
Stephanie Webb is a native Austinite who writes about spatial racism with an emphasis on timelines. She completed her undergraduate work in African American Studies, and her graduate work was completed on geographic information systems. For more information on her collaborations, please visit deciphercity.org.
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A Welcoming, Safe and Respect-based Environment to Explore, Learn, Reflect and Discuss Challenging Educational Content -- A Place to Confront and Process Concerns regarding Experiences of Trauma & Discomfort, Conflicts & Confusion, Frustrations & Fragility...due to Historical Racism, Systemic Factors and Ongoing Racial Issues. * Wide-ranging Information and Resources to Promote Knowledge, Clarity and Communication, Renew Possibilities for Hope and Healing, Support Options for Personal Growth and Change and Apply Effective Actions through Individual and Collaborative Efforts…as Part of an Unfolding Journey with Others Who Seek Ways to Transcend Dehumanizing Habits and Reverse Dysfunctional Thinking and Behavioral Patterns due to Inherited Propaganda and Internalized Socialization.
Wide-ranging Information and Resources to Promote Knowledge, Clarity and Communication, Renew Possibilities for Hope and Healing, Support Options for Personal Growth and Change and Apply Effective Actions through Individual and Collaborative Efforts…as Part of an Unfolding Journey with Others Who Seek Ways to Transcend Dehumanizing Habits and Reverse Dysfunctional Thinking and Behavioral Patterns due to Inherited Propaganda and Internalized Socialization.
Groups Coordinated & Facilitated by Fannie LeFlore, Healing From Racism (HFR) Programs Administrator – with different sessions involving Guest Speakers and Activist Leaders who offer expertise in a variety of subjects – including India Elaine Holland-Garnett, Dr. Cynthia Alease Smith, Andrea Morisette Grazzini, Michael Terrance West and Leslie Gregory.
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Systemic Issues and Psychosocial Influences
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All too often we watch
Murderous behavior by Cops
More and more we see
The Slogan " Serve And Protect"
Is highly suspect
The Mantra " We Are The Law"
Seems to be a killing call
Black people don't stand a chance
With this Racist stance
Destroying us seems systemic
An act deeply cemented
In the culture of this society
How do we fight criminal piety
"Rotten Apples" spoil the bunch
Genocide by cops is my hunch
Choke holds are commonplace
This new form of lynching
And terrified our Race
Don't shoot, I surrender
Cop shoots no matter the gender
Please Officer, I have a wife
Boom! I've lost my life
Grab the Black suspect
Grip him by the neck
Subdue him, whip him
Tase him, mace him, hit him
I'm at their mercy
As they search me
I'm scared to death
Of losing my breath
I Can't Breathe
Said Garner and Floyd
As a choke hold and knee
I Can't Breathe
I Can't Breathe
I Can't Breathe