If I love You, I Cannot Lie To You

Our discourse cannot be whole if we can’t tell the truth about what Black Lives Matter is now.

This is a mural of Virginia Taylor, former head of The Northwest Dispatch and my first writing mentor. I was reading the article about Jill Abramson, and I thanked god that, in the summer of the year 2000, when her health was going sideways, Virginia took the time out of her life to kick my ass as a writer. She was blunt, direct…



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Robert Lashley

Writer. Author. Former Jack Straw and Artist Trust Fellow. The baddest ghetto nerd on the planet.