The Ferguson Case Goes Way Beyond What Happened at the Police Car

Yes. I have given Officer Darren Wilson the benefit of the doubt, considered that his version of events may be true. And yes, I did read Darren Wilson's Grand Jury testimony about the killing of unarmed teenager Mike Brown. I read it because I like to read documents first-hand and not have network talking heads or biased prosecutor Bob McCulloch tell me what to think. ...more
Nordette Adams Kristi Walker  Unless you edit it, you have no mention of Wilson's height or ...more

President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration: About Time? Or Too Much?

On Thursday night, President Obama made a long anticipated announcement about immigration reform. After a bipartisan immigration reform bill died in the House of Representatives, the president decided to take an executive action to change the broken immigration system. Image Credit: PBS NewsHour ...more
Bout time. More of course will be needed, but he acknowledges that and is calling on Congress to ...more

Obama Just Hit the FCC Hard on Net Neutrality

President Barack Obama made a strong statement in support of rules preserving open access to the Internet this week. It brought cheers from net neutrality advocates, jeers from the cable and telecom industry and their allies, and equivocation from the man he appointed to lead the Federal Communications Commission, the independent agency that makes the rules for the Internet. ...more
Everybody who has a computer or smartphone should support net neutrality. The carriers don't ...more

Use Your Words

I didn't sleep well last night, perhaps it was the wind, or maybe it was the atrocities on TV. Maybe I don't know where I fit in the conversation.  I'm not black and I'm not white, I sit in between... I lived near Harlem during 911, I live in an upper middle class suburb now.  I'm a Sikh, a minority religion in India.  My friends and relatives with turbans have had a hell of a time, existing......more

Newtown and the deep problem of gun rights (#NaBloPoMo Day 22)

A few days ago, a fellow NaBloPoMo participant urged fellow bloggers to speak up for common sense gun regulations. As a Canadian, an observation I make is that a major part of the problem is that gun advocates think that their position also qualifies as “common sense”....more
JoePotosky First, wouldn't have stated I was Canadian at the outset if I didn't know I have no ...more

Ferguson: Verdict Aftermath.

http://authormcaldwell.wordpress.com/By now you know the officer who shot Micheal Brown, Jr. was not indicted.How could he have been when the law is written in such a way that allows for the broadest interpretation of reasonable imminent threat? Meaning that officer Wilson was free to shoot to kill because he reasonably believed Michael Jr. posed a threat to his life even though the teen was unarmed....more

The Ferguson Case Goes Way Beyond What Happened at the Police Car

Yes. I have given Officer Darren Wilson the benefit of the doubt, considered that his version of events may be true. And yes, I did read Darren Wilson's Grand Jury testimony about the killing of unarmed teenager Mike Brown. I read it because I like to read documents first-hand and not have network talking heads or biased prosecutor Bob McCulloch tell me what to think. ...more
Nordette Adams Kristi Walker  Unless you edit it, you have no mention of Wilson's height or ...more

What's It Gonna Take: A Mother's Thoughts on Ferguson and the Death of Michael Brown, Jr.

             Photo: Michael Brown, Jr., New York Daily News Yesterday I had my son watch the news with me, focusing on both the boy that was shot in Ohio, and Mike Brown's untimely death. He asked questions.  I answered.  He had words. I listened....more

Prayers for a better life

With all the suffering in Ferguson and the recent reports of gang rapes at UVA, I just wanted to send out a prayer to the universe—a prayer for peace and healing, a prayer for change, a prayer for love and kindness over despair and violence....more

As a white, teenage girl I experienced a kind of privilege Michael Brown could never imagine

When I was 16 I was picked up for shoplifting, among other things, some makeup from my neighborhood grocery store....more

Is Your Math Anxiety Hampering Your Child?

Your child comes home with Math Homework, that awful Common Core Math Homework no less. He/she needs help. The method being demonstrated is different than you were taught. How do you react? ...more

Save Me: Consider the ABLE Act Designed to Help Disabled Save Money

A bill in Congress designed to help people with disabilities secure the power to save without losing benefits remained stagnate and risked dying, until now. This November and December, I hope the ABLE Act moves up the hill for consideration. ...more

President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration: About Time? Or Too Much?

On Thursday night, President Obama made a long anticipated announcement about immigration reform. After a bipartisan immigration reform bill died in the House of Representatives, the president decided to take an executive action to change the broken immigration system. Image Credit: PBS NewsHour ...more
Bout time. More of course will be needed, but he acknowledges that and is calling on Congress to ...more