Why we won’t wait: A younger generation takes the lead in protest after George Floyd’s death

Division is not unusual for Americans; we have always been united in name only.  In 1968, this was certainly true. No surprise there. A 2016 Center for Public Opinion Research article looked back at 1968 and specifically the Chicago Democratic convention when Democrats had a three-way split over who would become their nominee.  This convention […]

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Protest is ‘praying with my feet’

On Memorial Day, George Floyd, a 46- year- old African American resident, was arrested by Minneapolis police for allegedly attempting to use a fake $20 bill at Cup Foods, a local store.  He was handcuffed but he wasn’t placed in a squad car.  I didn’t hear his Miranda Rights being read to him but I […]

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Protesting the death of Mister George Floyd: Other duties as assigned

I sent this email on Thursday to my co- workers as well as our leadership team.  I figured I might share it with you as you also might be feeling an even more pronounced sense to work and witness for a more just society after the death of George Floyd and so many before him. […]

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Pour your heart out

I protested the death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and so many others yesterday outside of White House.  Asked by a reporter, “Why are you here after the president’s threat?”  I replied simply, “Where else should I be?  He is Caesar, not Lord.  I know my place and he should find his.”  I […]

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Don’t hold your breath

I have been protesting for days now and the violence only increases.  Yesterday, Trump ordered peaceful protesters to be gassed and trampled over.  I know that they were peaceful because I had been among them earlier that day.  When persons wanted to negatively engage police officers, we quickly and unequivocally corrected them.  I know because […]

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