Black Lives Matter

Yesterday, after the announcement that the grand jury in the Eric Garner homicide case decided not to indict Daniel Pantaleo, the officer who killed Garner, a friend of mine shared this on Facebook:Black Lives Matter...more

The Eric Garner Case and Why I Don't Appreciate Being Called 'Anti-Cop'

More ABC US news | ABC World News Wow.Powerful stuff....more
cire51 Do the communities of color bear any responsibility to be law abiding citizens and if ...more

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

Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables

This is something that falls both under the category Silly and Important....more

Things You Should Think About When Listening to 'Serial'

There’s a new hot podcast out there right now that’s topping This American Life (for all of you podcast nerds). It’s Serial, a journalistic investigation of the 15-year-old murder of high schooler Hae Min Lee and her boyfriend, Adnan Syed, who was convicted and is currently serving a life sentence in prison....more
theladyokie BlogHer thanks, Amanda :))more

a letter to the racist people or potentially racist people or whatever

So the last day of the blogging every day for the month of November is today and I've stepped nearly completely out of my usual writing and have written a letter of sorts to the racist people or potentially racists people or whatever. ...more

On Assimilating: We Tried

It’s been a week and I can’t seem to get the smug indifference of Prosecutor McCulloch’s face out of my head. He summed up with his expression what so many white men have said with their words and actions, black lives don’t matter. He was very clear and even outlined for twenty minutes why that is. In that moment I stopped caring too but not about black lives but about making peace with people who hate me for no reason other than the blackness of my skin....more

Man Killed by Police Officer, Two Accounts

1st Account---A young midwest man was killed after an altercation with police.  Witness statements were conflicting but video evidence showed the perpetrator strong arming a store owner and stealing some tobacco products.As the suspect fled the scene an officer arrived and attempted to arrest the perp.  Physical evidence shows there was a struggle inside the officers car and the altercation continued down the block....more

Learning to Hate from Ferguson

We aren't born to hate. It is an evil projected upon and into us by the role models of our lives, our parents and our community. We expect a system to protect us and then hate that same system when it performs as we desired.  A parent teaches a child that the police are not to be trusted because a young black man was killed.  Should the thief have been allowed to walk away, to escalate another crime?  The children are not taught to be acocountable for their actions....more