Today, I wept. I was already reeling from the report that a young, white, wealthy teen boy received probation after being convicted of vehicular homicide in an accident which resulted in the deaths of four people. I have been studying the phenomenon of mass incarceration, a reality which is responsible for literally thousands of young… Read More Why Does a People Weep?
Here’s a new name of a young black man who has been victimized by police: Leon Ford. Yesterday, I wrote that “we the people” need to be aware of what is going on as concerns the plight of young black men in this country, and that we need to step up and fight… Read More Youth Paralyzed; Police Who Allegedly Shot Him Still Working
“We the people” absolutely cannot be silent and be unaware of what is going on around us. When I was young, living in Detroit, I and my friends were told how to survive “out there.” We were never to be unaware; we were never to be so trusting that we didn’t, at all times, inspect… Read More Silence of “we the people” is deadly
Truth, crushed to the ground …always rises. Perhaps it is happening that our nation will begin to open its ears and hear the stories of the way it has treated too many of its citizens, because their voices are rising. In her work investigating the stories of African-Americans, primarily males, who have been killed by… Read More Truth Rises, Always ..
We think we’re post-racial and that lynching is a thing of the past. But that’s because we don’t understand what lynching is. Yes, one is “lynched” if and when one is hung by a rope around one’s neck. We all know that. But lynching is a little more than that. According to definitions, a lynching… Read More On Lynching…