The bloodshed that divides us is thicker than the water that unites us. Old Uncle Sam has instilled a bias belief that enables some to judge life under state law and jungle rules.
If black men are more likely to be murdered by a gun and the paragon of safety from gun violence is more guns, then the obvious solution to solve the problem of black-on-black crime is to make sure that all black men own guns and are trained to use them properly.
"Train in India Hits Elephants Crossing Track" (NYT, 11/15/13) may be the saddest story reported this year. There have been many terrible stories. Cer...
A bit of a disclosure here. I'm a woman, and I'm a football fan. I went to FSU, and I also happen to be a rape survivor
The right to freedom of movement without the danger of undue harm is a fundamental right that's enshrined in constitutional law and public policy. It's inviolate. The courts have repeatedly upheld a citizen's right to freedom of access and movement in public places.
I could go on and on about how there is more to Lolo Jones than a quirky sense of humor and the occasional questionable comment, but in the end, it's doubtful I am able to alter your opinion of her or stop the extremely harsh criticism she receives on Twitter or on the blogs.
In far too many cases where young black women have been victimized there were endless and predictable efforts to dig up any and every bit of damaging information about their history or lifestyle to in effect virtually blame them for their own unjustified killing.
America's love affair with guns has now reached a zenith (or a nadir, depending on how you look at it), wherein no amount of carnage seems to be able to change our basic fondness for owning guns.
Gang signs, gold chains and blackface are way more "funny" when there's no likelihood of real black people walking through the door. That's the whole point.
Five months before the tragic verdict in State of Florida vs. George Zimmerman, my personal paradigm on race shifted in a Brooklyn bar as I encountered the poems and performance of Roger Bonair-Agard.
When I first read and watched the media coverage of Trayvon Martin's death and listened to George Zimmerman's conversation with police dispatchers, I couldn't help thinking that Trayvon Martin was just the latest casualty of the myth of the "juvenile superpredator."
View image Recently my son asked about Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman, the so-called "White Hispanic" as some in the media have labeled him. My...
George Zimmerman is temporarily detained after his estranged wife calls 911, saying George threatened her and her father with a gun, punched the father in the nose, and smashed her iPad. But he has an explanation.
Social justice bloggers across every platform raised serious concerns about our ethics and integrity as Americans. And pretty much everyone missed the point.
From that night forward we decided to not watch as racism took over the planet, but act. That room of LGBTQ activists became a group of anti-hate activists. We stood together. We still stand together, and we will fight together.