“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the best. They’re not sending you, they’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bring crime. They’re rapists… And some, I assume, are good people.” – Donald Trump Donald Trump is setting the political world on fire. Since entering the presidential race last year Trump … Continue reading Trump: The Presidential Nominee Republicans Deserve
“Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them.” – Chief Justice John Roberts Today, the Supreme Court issued two historic decisions regarding Civil Rights and Healthcare. In a 6-3 ruling the court upheld Obamacare’s insurance subsidies nationwide, rejecting a lawsuit that would have stripped health insurance from millions of Americans in 34 states. In another ruling, the court … Continue reading Historic Day at the Supreme Court
“There are places, and moments in America where this nation’s destiny has been decided. Many are sites of war – Concord and Lexington, Appomattox and Gettysburg. Others are sites that symbolize the daring of America’s character – Independence Hall and Seneca Falls, Kitty Hawk and Cape Canaveral. Selma is such a place.” – President Barack Obama 50 years ago this month freedom fighters both young … Continue reading Selma is Now!
“I can’t breathe.” – Eric Garner In the hit ABC show “How to get Away with Murder” Academy Award nominated actresses Viola Davis plays Annalise Keating, a criminal law professor and defense lawyer. The name of the course Annalise teaches is “How to Get Away with Murder”, the answer seems simple after the tragic deaths of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice and Eric Garner, wear a … Continue reading How to Get Away with Murder: The Slaying of Eric Garner
“They still don’t care. They’re never gonna care.” – Leslie McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown Are black men and boys so menacing that lethal force was necessary in the slaying of a 12-year old black boy playing with a pellet gun near a playground? Lost in the expected and disappointing Michael Brown news was the slaying of Tamir Rice at the hand of a Cleveland … Continue reading The Execution of Tamir Rice
“When people rely on surface appearances and false racial stereotypes, rather than in-depth knowledge of others at the level of the heart, mind and spirit, their ability to assess and understand people accurately is compromised.” – James A. Forbes Allow me to tell you something many brown and black Americans know: the game is rigged! The justice system is rigged, the education system is rigged, … Continue reading The Game is Rigged
“But the color of a Negro’s skin makes him easily recognizable, makes him suspect, converts him into a defenseless target”―Richard Wright, Black Boy There will be no trial for Darren Wilson, the white police officer who killed Michael Brown, an unarmed African American teen in Ferguson, Missouri. No trial for a police officer who shot an UNARMED teen over six times including twice in the … Continue reading Justice for Mike Brown: What are you Prepared to do?