Black Lives Matter: Which Side of History Will YOU Be On?

Hey, folks. You know something?  When people of all ages, races and backgrounds across the country come together to protest something, over and over again, it pretty much 100% means there’s a very real issue at stake.  ...more
allison.arnone I agree!  It's almost impossible to fathom.  It's certainly told me a lot about ...more

Michael Brown's Killer Will Not Be Indicted

My dear friends. I am heartbroken to tell you tonight that Michael Brown’s killer, Officer Darren Wilson, will not be indicted. There will be no justice for the unarmed teenage boy shot 6 times by a police officer in Ferguson, MO on August 9, 2014.  ...more

Michael Brown and The Politics of Respectability

If we are honest, many African-Americans waited with baited breath hoping that Mike Brown was not killed while committing a crime. For many of us, it's our worst nightmare. That is, giving white America the fuel to say that our senseless death is justified. The politics of respectability have long been an issue for Black America. We have had to prove over and again that we are American too, in so many ways and so many times, that calling the role would be endless....more
Very well said. Skin pigmentation should not have any bearing whatsoever on either justice, or ...more

On Ears to Hear and Eyes to See: A Prayer for Ferguson

When people told me that young black men were sometimes shot in this country by police, I would respond with a small shake of the head. How sad. But in my heart I would not really believe. ...more
I have a similar prayer, but I also pray for Darren Wilson, that people can have compassion for ...more

FEMA's Fake Newser is No Fluke

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is desperately seeking damage control after being exposed when agency staffers posed as reporters at a hastily-arranged press conference on its response to the California wildfires. Condemnation has been swift and broad, and agency officials have apologized for their "error in judgment." Brandey suspects that this episode was actually a "test balloon" for future official fakery. ...more

I expect them to lie. I expect them to distort the truth/fiction to their advantage.
Each ...more