with Janee Woods
My plan for today is to be Extra Black. I sang some Negro spirituals during my morning drive. Also on my to-do list: listen to some Black music, read Black news, buy some books by Black authors, go see Hidden Figures, watch some Blackish and Atlanta, write a thank you note to President Obama and Mrs. Obama, donate to the NAACP, write Black Lives Matter on any credit card receipts, confront white people who dare to use MLK quotes to critique protests against today’s inauguration, respond with quotes by James Baldwin or Maya Angelou if someone asks me how I am doing today, and instead of tweeting about you know who and giving him the publicity his narcissism desperately desires I will tweet about Black people who are doing amazing things. What’s your plan?
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