Michael Eric Dyson

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A visit to the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky today was an opportunity to additionally reflect on the long history of athletes who use their sport as a platform to raise social consciousness and activism. Link to my piece is available on my Twitter and Facebook pages.
One week ago today, we laid Anthony, my big brother, to rest. Your prayers are carrying me and my family through this difficult time. Thank you.
And still today, we take a knee for #trayvonmartin and the many other black and brown bodies who have been beaten, brutalized and bloodied simply for the colour of the flesh that covers their humanity. #throwbackthursday (link to video on my Facebook page)
Something to smile about as we make it to the halfway point in a busy work week.
Congrats to @gabunion on the release of your first book!
In 1968, on this day, Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists at the Mexico City Olympics to protest racism in America. Nearly fifty years later and athletes —both professional and amateur— are taking a knee or raising a fist to reignite the discussion around racial injustice in this country. We still have work to do. #resist #weshallovercome
Best of luck to @gabunion as she sets out on her first ever book tour! 
#Repost @gabunion (@get_repost)
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I wrote a book people!!! I can’t believe it. I’m taking this baby on the road and going on tour. Check the link in my bio for details on where I’ll be and how to pre-order! #gabwithgab
Though these times may be trying, we have already been through worse and will continue to #riseup. #soulfilledsunday #stillwerise #blackboyjoy #blackgirlmagic @andradaymusic 
#Repost @washingtonpost (@get_repost)
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Practice that morning was only the second time Baltimore’s Cardinal Shehan School’s choir had met up this school year. They were going through a normal rehearsal, and singing Andra Day’s “Rise Up” for an upcoming gala. As they got ready to sing, Kenyatta Hardison, the choir director, took out her phone and began recording live on Facebook, figuring parents would tune in to watch their children. Little did she know, the video would go viral, eclipsing 3.5 million views as of Friday. The video spread rapidly and was picked up by ChoirBuzz, a choral-focused Facebook group, whose video of the choir has been viewed more than 5.3 million times. The powerful lyrics and the children’s incredible voices have resonated deeply with viewers, even bringing some to tears. Several commenters shared stories of personal struggles and how the video has inspired them. Viewers from around the world have also reached out to the school, Hardison said, and many have expressed how the kids’ talents and innocence have given them hope during a time where it feels like tragedies dominate the news. “With what’s going on in the world, it’s refreshing,” Hardison said when asked to explain the video’s power. “I even said to my kids, ‘Whoa, this is a different type of movement.’ … I just told them God is using you and your gift.” For the full story and video, click the link in our bio.
I’m spending this Sunday sharing the word at @mtennonbaptist in Clinton, MD. Watch live at: live.mtennon.org
#tearswecannotstop
Check out @washpostnation for my conversation with #tanehisicoates. Link on my Twitter and FB pages.
❤️Anthony Affré Dyson
My beloved big brother
June 24, 1957- October 2, 2017