I have had an interesting week personally. I took advantage of the continuing call from Mel and Regina Mason to join their daily Emotional Emancipation calls for the Black Community. Over the last few days of the call, we have been focused on supporting some local folks who have cases before the court in which black folks were the victim of white assaults but are not being treated fairly by the system. I will say more when I am at liberty to do so.
Friday, I launched a Facebook group, "The Monterey Bay Black Folks Calendar" to supplement the weekly calendar I send out through Constant Contact. This is more interactive and people can post their Black related content directly there -- some of which may make its way into the official calendar.
Saturday, I was contacted by former Monterey County Weekly photographer Nic Coury for a project he has launched photographic local African American activists and getting their reactions to the Floyd unauthorized state execution and the subsequent protests.
Sunday, I also had an opportunity to co-facilitate the Soul Power Hour on Sunday with one of my favorite people in the world Ms. Asya Guillory. We had a score of people on the call from the Bay Area down to L.A.
I may not be happy about the reason that there is increased energy and focus on the Black community, but I am very pleased that there is increased energy and focus and that we are using this latest tragedy to bring our people closer together.