Who’s the Good Samaritan now?

Another day, another police officer-involved shooting. These national tragedies are happening with frightening regularity. So much so that we don’t need narration; we know the end from the beginning: “He had a gun.” “I felt that my life was in danger.” “He looks like a bad dude.” Release his mug shot. Talk about his past […]

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Bad trees, not just bad apples

In cases of police brutality, it is often commented that these police officers who abuse their power and exert force unwarranted, unmatched and unprovoked are a few bad apples.  We are told that these are isolated incidents and not the norm.  It is repeated that the majority of police officers are here “to serve and protect.”  […]

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When you can’t look away

A recent Washington Post article titled “Why white people need to see the searing new African American Museum” featured the image of Mamie Till leaning over her fourteen year old son, Emmett Till’s casket.  After he was kidnapped, tortured and brutally murdered during a visit with relatives who lived in the South, Till decided to have an […]

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Another day, another police- involved shooting of an African American

I don’t know what to say or even where to begin.  I am tired of seeing Dr. King quotes about the meaning of a riot and the power of love on social media.  Don’t ask me, “Where do we go from here?” because I don’t know.  I am also not in the mood for questions. […]

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ICYMI: “23 Ways You Could Be Killed If You Are Black in America”

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 […]

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All Lives Don’t 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 […]

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Freddie Gray: One Year Later

Many are asking what has changed one year after the senseless death of Freddie Gray. One year ago, the 21 year old man died after suffering a severed spinal cord after what has been described as “a wild ride” in the back of a police van.  The city of Baltimore burned before our eyes and today, […]

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