Because the Jena 6 remind me of the tough job my wife and I face as we continue to raise our son.

Because my brother’s quiet vacation in New Hampshire (!) was ruined by a self proclaimed “confederate,” and a concerned local that warned him of bored cops.

Because a black mother recently accused me of exploiting my only son, my heart and soul, through this blog.

Because there were no other black folk at the museum this past weekend when we were there arguing with an oblivious visitor.

Because I stand in solidarity with anyone that loves peace, freedom, and justice.

Because the future is a mix of hope and dread.

I wore black today.