Happy Retirement, Your Honor!

Story time: So my first job out of law school was a clerkship with a judge who I met about a year before my first semester. I considered her a great mentor — she was my first legal internship, and we stayed in touch throughout my law school tenure. There were rumors about her being absolutely terrible to her staff, but I thought the rumors were rooted in racism and misogyny, because she’s a Black woman. More importantly, in the 3–4 years I knew her, I never experienced anything remotely…

Elijah Cummings Loved Black Folks

Elijah Cummings loved black folks before you could be verified on Twitter for loving black folks or get love likes on Facebook because you wrote a post about loving black folks. Elijah Cummings loved black folks in in 1950’s and 60’s segregated Baltimore, Maryland, where he was born and raised. He was raised to love black folks because Baltimore showed Elijah Cummings first hand that black folks needed to be loved. In elementary school, Cummings was part of a group of black folks who helped to integrate swimming pools in…