Reactions to Colin Kaepernick’s inaction stand as a stark reminder of White ownership culture, its love of The Employer, and the personal offense of protest.

It’s strange, isn’t it? The way this outrage over Colin Kaepernick’s incredibly peaceful protest, directed at the United States as a whole, has shifted into a discussion about veterans.

You could say it should be expected. Football after all, from the politicized ceremony centered around a war-themed anthem of a nation to a ubiquitous (and paid) military presence, to the structure of the game itself, is a product of militarized conflict. …

LinkedIn catches so much unfair shade.

I take that back…it was 99% deserved until the platform started to understand that it doesn’t need to be Facebook with fewer memes. Basically, LinkedIn is finally starting to figure out what makes it stand out, and you as a freelancer can’t afford to miss out on what it has to offer.

I never thought I’d say this, but as fas as I’m concerned, LinkedIn is the best social media platform for freelancers. Period. If I could only choose one platform to remain on as a freelancer, it would be LinkedIn, and that’s because

You can make money freelancing faster than any other type of online earning (you might have heard of sites like Fiverr). To build a career that brings in solid income though, that takes time, and honestly, a solid start.

I think that start is where a lot of us get hung up.

I hear from so many people who are excited to get their freelance business going, but who then get caught in loops of questions, planning, and overanalyzing.

That trap is completely avoidable, which is why I put together this guide to help you get moving on the first…

Originally Published at BlackFreelance

I woke up this morning to a stomach-turning account from a guide at a slavery museum. It was about an exchange with some White visitors, and basically amounted to the visitors’ efforts to argue (and I’m sure convince themselves), that slavery wasn’t that bad, that masters were caring, and that slaves, overall, were happy.

I’m painfully struck by the ubiquity of that thought process in an environment like the U.S. …


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