The military commissions have once again cancelled two weeks' worth of hearings scheduled in the case of the five alleged plotters of the September 11 attacks. Although the attacks themselves took place nearly 14 years ago, the five men accused of masterminding the deadliest terror attack to ever take place on U.S. soil are still nowhere near trial.
The young people who began the Black Lives Matter Movement are not in forgiveness mode. Their rage has exploded on the streets because their pain imploded within them. They are tired of being afraid, tired of being targeted, and tired of being ignored. So, what happens now, a year after Michael Brown was gunned down?
One of the most cowardly ways for a presidential candidate to answer a public debate question like "Do you have a word from God?" is by saying yes. Why? Because the most courageous thing a candidate can do, for once, is remind Americans that "no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States."
Kenya has an important legal obligation to investigate and prosecute the serious crimes that were committed during the post-election violence period. President Kenyatta has demonstrated utterly no leadership in this respect, and he does his country a disservice by failing to ensure that the law is respected and implemented.
The decision to sleep on a train is yours to make. The fact that I was asleep does not, in any way, excuse the drunk man's behavior. We need to respect people, especially in our shared spaces. We need people to keep speaking up. Not only for ourselves but for those around us as well -- we are not alone!
Today marks the UN's World Day against Trafficking in Persons. It's a noble day dedicated to a noble cause, to be sure, but what does it really mean to be "against trafficking?" We can talk about how wrong it is to buy and sell young girls and boys to exploit them for their bodies, leaving a trail of deep trauma behind.