The closest any rebel carrying a Confederate flag ever came to the Capitol was about 6 miles, during the Battle of Fort Stevens on July 11 and 12, 1864.

That was of course until the insurrection mounted by president Donald J. Trump, which, 157 years later, successfully put a symbol…


In 2016 I wrote an article for the popular online publication, For Harriet, entitled #OscarsSoWhite, which also happened to be the trending hashtag at the time because the Oscars were…well, really “white”. …


“I was the conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can’t say — I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger.”

Harriet Tubman at a suffrage convention, NY, 1896.

I have always been an admirer of…


My ex-husband was a huge Kanye fan in the late 2000’s and early 2010’s. On road trips he would regale me with tales of Kanye West’s musical genius. How his producing skills were the perfect blend of eccentricity, steeped in a historical appreciation of the greatest Black musicians of the…


As more people wake up to the tremendous medicinal benefits of cannabis for pain therapy and PTSD, as well as the miraculous neurological and cancer healing properties found in the two main ingredients of the cannabis plant: CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (delta-g-tetrahydrocannabino), I remain hopeful that one day the sale…


Lil Sis, I wish I could show you what you’d see twenty years down the line…maybe then it would be different. Wish I could somehow make you see that for every mistake made, there is this certainty: Consequence is a relentless stalker.

I saw the selfies of you on Instagram…

Erin Wiley Sands

Passionate Multi-Hyphenate! Political Blogger, Author, Actress, Writer, Producer. Join me on the journey at: www.TheAmERINcan.com / www.ErinWileySands.com

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