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Charles Cole's Stories

Black parents, you shouldn’t stand alone

Black parents, you shouldn’t stand alone

Dear Black Parents from Memphis Lift, I owe you an apology. Today, via social media, I watched you show up to be heard at the NAACP hearing on the moratorium for charter schools. You felt blindsided and unheard. You were threatened, and the police were called on you...
Are you suffering from Blackache?

Are you suffering from Blackache?

Diagnosis Blackache [blak-eyk] noun emotional and physical pain from hearing dumb *ss rationales as to why it’s ok to deny Black humanity constantly a condition that occurs when the confluence of rage, pain, and hopelessness consume you to the point where you shut...