VOLUME 4 NUMBER 33: Clay Rivers asks “Exactly How Much Hatred Is Enough?”; Peter Faur on St. Louis’ residual Jim Crow racism; all hail, the Queen of Soul; Sherry Kappel’s wake-up call for would-be allies; and a quote by bell hooks.
Sherry Kappel is a poet, essayist, and Univ of Pittsburgh MFA graduate. She looks for the best in people and is driven in her writing and in life by empathy. She loves her family and running.
VOLUME 4 NUMBER 30: Sherry Kappel on the people behind the headlines and hashtags; Jesse Wilson on the elusiveness of racial equality; and William Spivey on the difficulty in acknowledging systemic racism.
VOLUME 4 NUMBER 28: Stephen Matlock on making allyship a reality; Sherry Kappel on supporting Black People through thick and thin; and Madison Pattin on helping white people discuss racism with family and friends.
VOLUME 4 NUMBER 26: Sherry Kappel on Black Music Appreciation Month; Glenn Rocess on shedding unfounded assumptions about LGBTQ people after a visit to P-Town; and Brian Mack on the “T” in LGBTQ.
VOLUME 4 NUMBER 23: Clay Rivers on another mass shooting, this one at Robb Elementary. Why? James Finn on the love, esteem, activism, and joy of Pride; Sherry Kappel on the goal of parenthood for LGBTQ couples.
VOLUME 4 NUMBER 17: Sherry Kappel on the role of an icon and the purpose they do—or don’t—fulfill. What are their qualifications? When do they do more harm than good? And other related topics
VOLUME 4 NUMBER 16: By now we all know of “the slap heard round the world” and have read more takes than we can remember, but Clay Rivers has just a few final thoughts to add to the mix.
VOLUME 4 NUMBER 15: “The Reset: When Good Intentions Yield Bad Results,” Kim McCaul on the value of shame as a way forward to connect with our shared humanity and empathy
VOLUME 4 NUMBER 13: In the midst of global, national, and even personal chaos, there is still a place of peace
VOLUME 4 NUMBER 9: Sherry Kappel on the intersection of Black History, Black excellence in sports, and racism; Jesse Wilson on why we celebrate Hip Hop
A few inspired words on the transformative nature of love by acclaimed author, poet, and Civil Rights activist Maya Angelou
VOLUME 4 NUMBER 7: “True Friendship Can Transcend Race,” Dan Hislop on Howard Thurman (mentor to Martin Luther King, Jr.) and the source of his peace in the face of hatred