As a self-proclaimed "woke" white dude, it's sometimes difficult to know how to participate in conversations about race that matter deeply to me. The last thing I want to do is suck up oxygen from the voices that need to be heard.
It goes without saying that if the Sterling and Castile incidents had been handled differently, that the outrage that erupted when the videos became known would not have happened. The protests in Dallas would not have happened, and the shootings in Dallas would not have happened. Seven deaths, and a shaken nation, are the result of police practices that appear faulty.
I can see what's going on in this country, just like anyone who has their eyes open, and their defenses down. When is it enough? How many black people need to be killed? To become an epidemic? To become a national problem? To become an emergency? To matter?
When I saw the breaking news that another African-American man was gunned down at POINT-BLANK range by a police officer, whom he and his partner was able to tackle this man down and restrain him, my reaction unfortunately... is blank.
Action to do more to curb gun violence, and respecting the Second Amendment can co-exist. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." It's time for the silent majority of Americans to stand up, your silence is as deafening as the aftermath of those we have lost to gun violence.
Police officers in Oakland, Calif line up across from demonstrators last Thursday as protesters in several cities across the county marched against th...
The LGBT community reflects the rainbow. The rainbow flag, in fact, is a fitting symbol of our motley movement.
I know I need to at some point but I haven't been able to "schedule it." I expect that the funeral will be something of a catalyst but even then, there's a certain professional decorum that "must" be maintained at a police funeral.
The acts of violence that have unfolded over the last week have been seen and felt almost instantly all over the world because of the advances in technology. Meanwhile, after decades, or dare I say centuries, of similar hate-driven mass killings and violence, we have not learned how to embrace the fragility and the sacredness of life or our precious relationships with one another. Healing is required.
When the Council of Europe, in 2009 decided to support forming the Communal Police in Serbia, citizens through the country were presented with a promotional campaign. It was seen as a step towards the implementation of EU standards in the Serbian legislature, on its ultimate voyage towards EU membership.
Here we are today, almost half a century later, and it remains as true now as it was in 1967 that "our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white -- separate and unequal." When will we learn?
I am tired. Black America is tired. We are at our boiling point in this country. The police violence that transpired within the l...
The world watched the public deaths of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota and multiple police officers in Dallas, Texas, LIVE on Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram and multiple other online networks.
By Wendi C. Thomas PITTSBURGH - Police have one standard for black people and another for white people - and as proof, comic W. Kamau Bell played at ...
Some people argue that the BlackLivesMatter movement is anti-police. In fact, the BlueLivesMatter hashtag was created to "defend" police against the BlackLivesMatter movement; however, the two are not mutually exclusive.
The use of lethal force by police officers in Minnesota and Baton Rouge has once again sparked protests over the violent dynamic between citizens and the police.