To be fair: On Trump’s pardons and protecting whiteness

From crowd size to the coronavirus (also known as COVID19), this administration has not told the truth.  Some say we are now post- truth . But I cannot get past the truth that there are those who are buying whatever President Trump is selling— no matter the cost.  This is what happens when you hire […]

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A round of applause for police brutality?

With the line of what is acceptable being crossed and then pushed back with each outlandish action from the current White House administration and decency being redefined to accommodate the indefensible behavior of President Donald Trump, it is hard not to become disgusted by the hypocrisy.  I am well past feeling disappointed.  What is acceptable, good and right is being […]

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Looking into the eyes of the law after the death of Philando Castile

“I wasn’t reaching for it.”  The last words of Mr. Philando Castile were to his defense.  He wasn’t doing anything wrong and according to him, he wasn’t going to.  Still, he was shot and killed by a Minnesota police officer in front of his distraught girlfriend, Diamond and her four year old daughter. Dead after a traffic […]

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Justice runs out of time for Kalief Browder

  A deeply troubling and painful story to watch, the short life and unfair death of Kalief Browder is shared with viewers in a new 6- part documentary on Spike. If you believe in justice or if you question its credibility, then you will want to watch.  Arrested at sixteen years old after being accused […]

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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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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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Where will Chicago go from here?

The dash cam video of the October 20, 2014 shooting of 17 year old Mr. Laquan McDonald was released last night.  While there is no record of the sound of their interactions, the results are the same.  This time, an African American male is shot 16 times.  Sixteen times… He had a knife in his hand […]

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