Against the Wall

A powerful public service announcement about police brutality was released a few days ago by Harry Belafonte’s sankofa.org. Notable faces are against the wall, reminding viewers that it can happen to any one.  Let’s continue the conversation on police brutality and why we remain hard- pressed to find answers.  Think about it as if you […]

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Why do we keep ending up here?

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. asked the question, “Where do we go from here?” His book Where do we go from here: Chaos or Community was published in 1967 and offers an essential question for meditation and movement.  It is a inquiry that requires us to look at our feet and to assess our surroundings. […]

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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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Life after the death of Freddie Gray

President Barack Obama has called for “soul searching” but I wonder what are we in search of?  What are we looking for that might challenge us to do what is right, just and fair in the eyes of the Law?  What do we need that would allow us to look into the eyes of another […]

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Overruled by Love

Baltimore, Maryland is burning.  Protesters and looters have flooded the streets in response to the questionable death of Freddie Gray while in police custody.  Stores have been vandalized, buildings and police cars set on fire.  A state of emergency has been declared and the National Guard have been called in. Tanks, rubber bullets, tear gas, […]

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