23 posts by Tai Goodwin

BIANCA NIKOL ROBERSON

What the Media Got Right in Reporting on the Murder of Bianca Nikol Roberson

Typically the media presents information about crimes committed against Black Americans with bias. I was actually excited to see that the majority of the media sites handled the murder of Bianca Nikol Roberson with ...

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How a Prejudiced Guidance Counselor Hijacked My College Plans

It was finally my turn to sit down with Ms. Norman* to talk about college options. I excitedly walked into her office prepared with my research, list of schools, and application deadlines. I expected her to share in my ...

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20 Smart, Black, and Brilliant Women to Follow on Twitter

I was searching for more black women to follow on Twitter and was having a hard time finding a recent (published within the last year) list that included black women educators, activists and thought leaders. So I made ...

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You Won’t Find This In History Books: Racist Postcards from the 1950’s

Disbelief. Embarrassment. Anger. That’s the order of emotions I experienced when I came across these postcards. I was in an antique shop in Cannon Falls, a small town in Minnesota. My husband and I spent a weekend ...

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Heineken’s World Apart Ad: It’s Not a Solution, But it is a Start

There are some people that think this ad is on par with Pepsi's recent train wreck of a commercial. I disagree. I think that it's a start - they had 4 minutes to propose an idea. Instead of setting people up for a ...

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I haven't been to church in years

I haven’t been to church in years

I used to feel tremendous guilt about sleeping in on Sunday mornings, or as I like to call it, attending the first church of Bedside Baptists. Where I come from, not going to church is the first sign of backsliding into ...

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What to Do When You Are Overwhelmed With Ideas

Question: How do you eat an elephant? The Bright Answer: One bite at a time. If you want to know what Brilliant Women do, keep reading. I don't have bright shiny object syndrome. I have bright shiny idea ...

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When Bipolar Happens to Good People

I have bipolar disorder. This is not uncommon for someone with my background. I have a generational history of familial dysfunction; abuse (substance, emotional, and domestic), divorce, broken relationships, and ...

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That Old Road To No Where

I Sat up, strangely perplexed. For a moment, perhaps, I could not clearly understand how I came there. My terror had fallen from me like a garment. My hat had gone, and my collar had burst away from its fastener. A few minutes before, there had only been three real things before me-the immensity of the night and space and nature, my own feebleness and anguish, and the near approach of death.

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The Morning Frost In Autumn

I Sat up, strangely perplexed. For a moment, perhaps, I could not clearly understand how I came there. My terror had fallen from me like a garment. My hat had gone, and my collar had burst away from its fastener. A few ...

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