There has been much talk about the “blue wall of silence,” that is the expectation, the unwritten rule, the code shared among those who wear blue and carry a badge to protect and cover for their fellow officer. They have to stick together; it is the police officers against a dangerous world. They will take care of each… More Tearing Down the ‘White’ Wall of Silence
God of Mercy, these are hard times, trying times, indeed dark times. We cannot escape this hour, the seeming absence of light and hope. We plead with You for intervention less we loosen our hold on Your promises and fall into despair. For some of us, it is as Charles Dickens said, “the best and… More A Prayer in Trying Times
Alicia Keys, along with other celebrities, have offered a video as a public service announcement. I weep. What kind of public have we created if this is the announcement? Due to the national attention garnered by yet another and another police- involved shooting that resulted in the death of an African American, there has been increased discussion… More ICYMI: “23 Ways You Could Be Killed If You Are Black in America”
History is repeating itself right before our eyes and we cannot look away. Now is not the time to bury our heads in the sand or to take a sick day. We need to show up with our story and perspective ready to share and ready to accept the story of another. All ears on… More All Lives Matter?
It is a trending hash tag. #Alllivesdidntmatter is the new response to persons who have quipped “All lives matter” to the Black Lives Matter movement and message. It is a national conversation on race being played out on social media. The hash tag serves as a frustrating reminder as it seems that there are those who… More All Lives Don’t Matter
A few days ago, I wrote about the death of Mr. Alton Sterling in a police- involved shooting in Baton Rouge. “I don’t want to say another name” was written from a place of distress and emotional exhaustion. I just could not take another death, another loss and frankly, another win for the social construct… More We will say more names
I woke up this morning to another frightening but familiar video. I’ve seen this one before but I don’t stop it. I cannot look away. Though the names of those involved are different, the outcome is the same– another African American dead and police officers on paid administrative leave while we await the results of a… More I don’t want to say another name