Black People Are Not Even Safe From Karen In Their Own Homes

Black people are not even safe from the harassment of the Karens and Amy Coopers of the world while minding our business in our own homes.

Sunday evening I dropped my kids back at their mom’s house and hit the patio for a glass of wine, a cigar, and to listen to music, as I regularly do, and do so conscientiously so as to not disturb the neighbors in my townhome community. I’ve been doing this without incident for years. 

My relaxing moment was abruptly interrupted though when my girlfriend came outside freaked out to tell me that someone was banging on the door. Not ringing the doorbell, but banging on the door.

I went to the door, then this happened:

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Please don't let the police murder my son

Dear White People: 3 Tips For You To Keep My Son From Being Murdered By The Police & Karen

Like many people, I’m pissed off about the senseless death of George Floyd. Today, in response to my frustration about not knowing how I can keep my Black son from getting senselessly murdered by the police, a white friend on Facebook asked me what she could do to help protect our children.

I thought about this and I have three tips for white people that could help my Black son and Black boys and men everywhere from being brutalized and murdered by the police.

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Why I Was Excited About Being Rejected From A Cold Email

Yesterday I posted on social media that I was excited after I got rejected when I sent a cold email, and based on how it resonated with a few people I decided to share it on the blog.

I sent the cold email pitch to the Entrepreneur Magazine editor-in-chief; it was a Father’s Day story about my new foundation for ParentPreneurs, but he passed on it.

This is a screenshot of his rejection email to me:

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