The Rodney King Beating- Thirty Years Ago

Thirty years ago, on May 1st, Rodney Glen King called a press conference and called for calm. On March 3, 1991, he was the victim of police brutality. It had been recorded by a neighbor in a nearby apartment— before the recording of unarmed African American people during traffic stops was a thing. I was […]

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Thank You and Happy New Year!

It’s another year for the record books for several reasons. There is still no anti-lynching legislation and the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Act, which would protect the rights secured in the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 while adding additional support for democracy, has not been passed into law. Meanwhile, new voting restrictions have […]

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You don’t get to go numb

Can you feel that?  The blood still running warm in your veins?  Can you feel the blood draining from your face when you hear about another case of police brutality?  His name is… was Jonathan Price.  Shots fired while he was trying to break up a fight.  Fired the police officer that was no peace officer that should not have […]

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AFTER THE BREONNA TAYLOR VERDICT: A PARABLE OF AMERICAN JUSTICE (Part Two)

He told me, “I have something that can kill those weeds and you will have new growth in the spring.”  He said, “I have it in my truck.  That’s what we do.”  He said, “I’ll go get it.” He never came back. I checked back an hour later and my pile of weeds remained untouched. […]

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