Baltimore: Another Horror Movie Re-run

The movie we are watching in Baltimore is a re-run and a sequel. The price of admission has always been too high, but we continue to pay the exorbitant price, anyway. As the opening...

Truth and the Struggle for Justice

Respect for human life is at the core of our Constitution.  It is the cornerstone of America’s legal system and the social glue that holds our diverse society together. This is why for us —...

BALTIMORE

TriceEdney – The natural or practical laws that shaped the behavior and conduct of "the old folks" are often tossed to the side in our modern world.  Rather than depending upon the common-sense reliability...

Baltimore Riots

It is incontestable and deplorable that Black and Brown people have committed crimes, but they are derivative crimes. They are born of the greater crimes of the White society, imperialism and racism. The two...

Justice for Freddie Gray is a Long Way Off

The battle has not been won yet, though it sure felt like a Super Bowl victory to people young and old who high-fived, pumped fists, honked horns and literally danced in the streets when...

The Enemy

It’s been proven that Driving While Black can get African Americans disproportionately stopped, searched, violated, maybe even killed, for no reason.  But it is more appropriate to say that Living While Black, particularly for...

The Coalition Speaks

It takes a village! Accolades to all who kept the emails, phone calls and press conferences going to remove the dead-lock on Loretta Lynch’s confirmation. History was made in a 56 to 43 vote,...

Black Women Killed by Police are Ignored

You know their names – Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice – because these African American men were unarmed and killed by “law enforcement” officers. Their names have been part of a litany invoked...

When Did the Riot Start?

So just to be clear on this, the riots didn’t start yesterday. Some media sources and observers would suggest that the riots in Baltimore started on 4/27/2015 around noon.  However taking a more critical...

COMMENTARY: The Freddie Gray Funeral

Just hours before Baltimore went upside down, the Rev. Lisa Weah prayed at Freddie Gray’s funeral “that Baltimore will be a model of how to move forward and to be better than what we’ve...

HOME-GROWN TERRORISM

For the purpose of clarity, I sometimes begin a discussion with a definition because some will instinctively revise a definition based upon their personal opinion or a specific context.  The word for this discussion...

Blackonomics – Praying and Fasting

Remember the Jena Six?  Some 15,000 to 20,000 protesters went to Jena, La., in 2006 to demonstrate against injustice.  After all the speeches, threats, marches and church rallies, the people went home and nothing really...

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