Before

Before Michael Brown, there were others. Trayvon Martin, Roger Owensby. Timothy Thomas. Emmett Till. There were so many others. The black community has been under assault by “law enforcement” for decades, and law enforcement has historically gotten away with it. The Rev. C.T. Vivian, of whom I am writing an authorized biography, when I asked… Read More Before

Sandra Bland and the Perpetual Absence of Justice for Black People

This morning, I am mourning. It is the day after Sandra Bland has been buried, and the police department in Hempstead, Texas, and other authorities, have decreed that Sandra killed herself. This 28-year-old black woman, who was about to begin a new life in a new job, has been tossed aside as a reject by… Read More Sandra Bland and the Perpetual Absence of Justice for Black People