I am a Black man choosing to uproot myself from my hometown of Rockford, Illinois to go and reside in Minneapolis, MN — the place where George Floyd was suffocated and killed by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. I should have seen it coming. I should have expected the…

Using Social Media As A Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Tool

On the neighborhood specific app Nextdoor many people are using to stay on top of what is going on in our neighborhoods, I recently was engaged by a post with the title “Hookah Lounge. How do you feel about…

Blues Song for New Orleans and the Gulf Coast (A Poem)

I wrote a blues poem,
poetry for the victims
of Katrina years back.

I tapped into the
saddest vocabulary
I could to confront
the crimes, the harms
done unto New Orleanians,
Gulf Coast residents.

Unhesitent, I poured
my heart…

Christopher D. Sims

Writer, performance artist, and activist who writes about racism, anti-Blackness, and human rights struggles. A voice for truth and righteousness.

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