August 30, 2017

The main reason I started The Echoes Blog was because I wanted us to share stories that might give us insight to how supremacy, prejudice, ignorance, untruths, and the dangers of inequality and disproportionate power run through the veins of our society and infect our...

August 24, 2017

I made a late-night trip to Prairie View A&M University to drop off my son’s room keys that he had forgotten at home. We discovered the keys were missing just as we pulled onto Sandra Bland Drive, the new name of the street leading into Prairie View. After finding out...

August 16, 2017

©Matthew Ransdell 2015 All Rights Reserved.

I do not own the rights to the music

Please do me a favor and close your eyes. I’m completely serious you can trust me just close your eyes I’ll tell you when to open them

Now think. Think back to the days when you energizer bun...

August 9, 2017

Wikipedia describes “toxic masculinity” as certain socially destructive standards or behavior among men in contemporary American and European society that encourage domination of others, devaluation of women, and emotional stoicism. Wiki goes on to say that certain asp...

August 3, 2017

I was first introduced to the play Br’er Cotton by Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm at Kitchen Dog Theater’s New Works Festival as a reading in May of 2016. I thought the play was fantastic, visually stunning, very special and yet extremely challenging. 

When Kitchen Dog Thea...

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