This is Why We Struggle

We want to believe that change is possible – that bigotry could dissolve in love – that we could evolve into beings that needed not constant encouragement from above to simply nourish each other rather than tear each other down – that we could give up the internal need to be the one that wears …

On Pac-Man and Making Room for the Light

Which is more devastating? For it never to occur to someone to examine their beliefs, or for them to willfully choose ignorance? I’ve got this new thing for sitting on the toilet and playing Pac-Man on my phone… We’ll leave hygiene out of the discussion… Somehow, the two things, games and poops, fit nicely together …

Rage Against the Machine Day 24 by Dr Noreen Nguru

The Skin I’m In by Dr Noreen Nguru of #DrReenAbroad   The Skin I’m in. Yes ma’am, I’ve got that Melanin that means my cells swim in a pool of iridescent pigment that colours me, Brown. Ochre, tan, caramel, mahogany, high-yellow, black-blue ink. I am the earth and I am the single drop of a …

Rage Against the Machine Day 17 by Amy

I don’t understand… by Amy of GARDEN2DAY   I have watched society go humming along until we hit some type of snag causing the bottom to fall out landing us in some alternate state of reality. I like to say we fell down the rabbit hole and can’t find our way out but truth, we …

Rage Against the Machine Day 4 by Sanaa Rizvi

Rage against Racial Prejudice by Sanaa Rizvi of A Dash of Sunny   In the words of Audre Lorde; “It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.” It’s believed that the world has progressed, that man has come a long way ever since he first set foot …

Walking With Intention Day 25 by Jagati (Bonnie) Olson

No Other Way by Jagati (Bonnie) Olson of Emerging Design Consulting Was this path an intention? Intention seems like a conscious choice… that is, you choose between one option or another. But the core compass of my life does not feel like an intention, because for me there is no alternative. It is more like the …

A Trip to the Doctor

A Memoir by Al Poole, Part 1   The middle aged man took another look at his passenger and resolved to put what he knew were unreasonable thoughts out of his head. His job as a youth counselor at the local detention center was a blessing for a black man in Norfolk, Virginia in the …

Ghost Stories, Guest Post: Slpmartin

Today’s guest post is from one of my favorite poets, Charles W Martin aka Slpmartin of the blog Read Between the Minds.  It doesn’t hurt that his politics fall right in line with mine, but no one can argue that his logic, his flow, and his attitude are infectious.  I’ve asked him to write some prose for the Dungeon, …

Tearing at the Fabric of Racism, Guest Post: Karuna Poole

Tearing at the Fabric of Racism by Karuna Poole Sreejit began his poem, A Couple of Brats, with the line “A political statement until they had us,” referring to the births of his sister and himself, kids with a white mother and a black father.  While I knew that line was true, at least to …