On Loving A Change Agent: A Valentine’s Story

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Donney Rose

On Loving A Change Agent: A Valentine’s Story

It was the summer of 2016 in Baton Rouge and the month of July felt...Read More

Donney Rose

On Loving A Change Agent: A Valentine’s Story

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#InTheseTweets: First Edition

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Donney Rose

#InTheseTweets: First Edition

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Donney Rose

#InTheseTweets: First Edition

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#InTheseTweets: Second Edition

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#InTheseTweets: Second Edition

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Donney Rose: The Forever Value of Black History Month and of Black History

Hello and happy February 2020. I recognize we are twenty days into the month and...Read More

Donney Rose

Donney Rose: The Forever Value of Black History Month and of Black History

Hello and happy February 2020. I recognize we are twenty days into the month and...Read More

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#InTheseTweets | Third Edition

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Donney Rose: The Freedom Myth of “Getting the Bag”

Yesterday I was afforded the tremendous privilege of performing the debut of my multimedia spoken...Read More

Donney Rose

#InTheseTweets | Fourth Edition

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Donney Rose

“Vote Blue No Matter Who” and the Generational Divide of the Black Vote

My first lesson on the cultural norms of the two-party political system came when I...Read More

Donney Rose

Twenty Three Stanzas for the Last 23 Minutes of Nate Woods’ Life

One. The South is an open graveyard filled with Black bodies occupying an eternal residence...Read More

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#InTheseTweets | Fifth Edition

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Donney Rose

On Trauma & Redemption: What I Learned from Sharing Space with Raymond Santana and Kevin Richardson

Earlier this week, my wife Leslie tagged me in a Facebook posting from her alma...Read More

Donney Rose

#InTheseTweets | Sixth Edition

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Donney Rose: On Being a Social Organizer with Invisible Illnesses and Practicing Social Distancing

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#InTheseTweets | Seventh Edition

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Donney Rose – America’s Low Wage Workforce Files a Grievance Against the American President: An Imagining

To Whom It May Concern, After careful consideration, we, the undervalued and collaterally damaged members...Read More

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#InTheseTweets | Eighth Edition

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Donney Rose — Patience, Pacing & Practicing Self Discipline: A Guide to Surviving the Times

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#InTheseTweets | Ninth Edition

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Donney Rose: A Translation of Patrick Jones’ Letter From Prison Before Coronavirus Killed Him

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#InTheseTweets | Tenth Edition

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Donney Rose: A Mixed Bag of Reactions to Joe Biden’s Presidential Nomination Ending in “Of Course” and “WTF!”

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#InTheseTweets | Eleventh Edition

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Donney Rose: On the Fragility of Wellness, the History of Compromised Labor and the Callousness of Capitalism

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#InTheseTweets | Twelfth Edition

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Donney Rose: Documenting the Times — Chronicling COVID-19

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#InTheseTweets | Thirteenth Edition

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Donney Rose — White Supremacy is the Never-Ending Pandemic to Black Life: A Prose

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#InTheseTweets | Fourteenth Edition

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#InTheseTweets | Fifteenth Edition

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Donney Rose

When Your Skin is the Highest Copay: A Brief History of Healthcare Disparities in Black America

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#InTheseTweets | Sixteenth Edition

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#InTheseTweets | Sixteenth Edition

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Donney Rose — The Fire THIS Time: On the Universal Language of Riots

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Donney Rose

Donney Rose — The Fire THIS Time: On the Universal Language of Riots

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#InTheseTweets | Seventeenth Edition

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Donney Rose — PlayBLACK: 12 Songs about Culture, Revolution, Self Care and Blackness for Black Music Appreciation Month

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#InTheseTweets | Eighteenth Edition

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#InTheseTweets | Eighteenth Edition

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Dear Black America: Let White Folks Sit in This Reckoning for a While

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#InTheseTweets | Nineteenth Edition

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Hiding in Plain Sight: Dismantling “Tributes” to American Racism

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#InTheseTweets | Twentieth Edition

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Community Activists are also Essential Workers

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#InTheseTweets | Twenty-First Edition

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Numbers: Poetry & Data on American Blackness

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#InTheseTweets | Twenty-Second Edition

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The Millionth Thing I Blame Donald Trump for Is Kanye West’s Presidential Aspirations

In his 2018 editorial “I’m Not Black I’m Kanye”, Ta-Nehisi Coates tapped into the pulse...Read More

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#InTheseTweets | Twenty-Third Edition

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American Arrogance and Ignorance Is a Resounding Death Knell

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#InTheseTweets | Twenty-Fourth Edition

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The Battle of the Binary and Blackness as Collateral Damage

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The Battle of the Binary and Blackness as Collateral Damage

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#InTheseTweets | Twenty-Fifth Edition

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White Supremacy Vs. EVERYBODY: The Grudge Match of Our Lifetime

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#InTheseTweets | Twenty-Sixth Edition

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Moving on Up: A Mini Memoir on Leaving the South and the Legacy of Black Migration

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#InTheseTweets | Twenty-Seventh Edition

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The Politics of Black Joy

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Reflections on Michelle Obama to the Rescue at the DNC Convention

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#InTheseTweets | Twenty-Eighth Edition

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#InTheseTweets | Twenty-Eighth Edition

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Norman C. Francis Knocks Jefferson Davis Off the Block: A Street Renamed

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Norman C. Francis Knocks Jefferson Davis Off the Block: A Street Renamed

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Donney Rose

The Burden of the Black Vote

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The Burden of the Black Vote

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Donney Rose

COVID-19 — The South Unmasked: A Travel Log

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COVID-19 — The South Unmasked: A Travel Log

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#InTheseTweets | Twenty-Ninth Edition

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Bullets From Behind: A Brief History of Black Americans Shot in the Back by Police

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Bullets From Behind: A Brief History of Black Americans Shot in the Back by Police

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Tears of a Clown

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Donney Rose

Tears of a Clown

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Donney Rose

Hurricane Katrina 15 Years Later: The State of Black New Orleans from Black Voices

Being Black in America can often feel like surviving a multitude of storms with no...Read More

Donney Rose

White Folks “Laugh” Reacting to Black Trauma on Facebook Makes Me Hostile

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White Folks “Laugh” Reacting to Black Trauma on Facebook Makes Me Hostile

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#InTheseTweets | Thirtieth Edition

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#InTheseTweets | Thirtieth Edition

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Donney Rose

10 Reasons Why Naomi Osaka Playing in the US Open with a Breonna Taylor Face Mask Matters

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Donney Rose

10 Reasons Why Naomi Osaka Playing in the US Open with a Breonna Taylor Face Mask Matters

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Donney Rose

What We Talkin’ Bout: Discussions in Black Culture Vol. 1

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What We Talkin’ Bout: Discussions in Black Culture Vol. 1

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America’s Youth Have Always Provided a Glimpse Into the Nation’s Dreams or Its Nightmares

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#InTheseTweets | Thirty-First Edition

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I Don’t Have to Be a Kamala Harris Fan to Reject Trump’s Racism and Sexism Towards Her

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Of Course Kansas City Chiefs Fans Booed a Show of Racial Solidarity. Their Mascot Is a Racist Trope.

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Donney Rose

Of Course Kansas City Chiefs Fans Booed a Show of Racial Solidarity. Their Mascot Is a Racist Trope.

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Donney Rose

Learning While Black: The Complexities of Learning Amidst a Pandemic and Educational Inequity

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Donney Rose

Gladys Knight ‘Verzuz’ Patti LaBelle, Technology, and the Change Black Grandmothers Are Still Praying For

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Donney Rose

Gladys Knight ‘Verzuz’ Patti LaBelle, Technology, and the Change Black Grandmothers Are Still Praying For

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50 Things Eric Garner Could Have Been Doing on His 50th Birthday

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#InTheseTweets | Thirty-Second Edition

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A LOWlight Reel of Quotes From Donald Trump’s Town Hall Meeting Last Night

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Donney Rose

Doin’ the Work: A Profile on the Philanthropy of Alicia Keys

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Black America’s Peaceful Protests, Propaganda That Suggests Otherwise and What America Actually Deserves

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Donney Rose

There Is No Way Pretty Way to Write Black in 2020

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#InTheseTweets | Thirty-Third Edition

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Questions for Black America if Joe Biden Wins in November

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Charles Barkley Speaks on Breonna Taylor in an Unsurprisingly Ignorant Manner

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The Subtext of Daniel Cameron's Press Conference on Breonna Taylor's Killers

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Trump's Taxes and All the Things a Billionaire Could Buy With $750

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