The Ferguson tragedy, like all those that preceded it and all that will follow -- involving the trivial and panicky use of lethal force, by the police...
Until recently, conventional wisdom had it that nobody could go up against the NRA and win. They had too much money, too much clout, too many politicians doing their bidding and, most of all, a dedicated and energized membership that could swing public opinion and election results their way.
We need to do more than remember headlines, lest names change but headlines be merely repeated.
Today I want to take a break from real estate to share a life experience I had with a powerful organization and strong group of women.
Our city has an opportunity to stand up for the 403,120 authorized residents of public housing by reducing gun violence and in turn reducing crime in NYCHA developments.
Physicians need to ask patients if they lock away their guns for the same reason they ask patients whether their children are constrained while sitting in the car.
I've had a slew of thoughts rushing through my head these last few days. I've cried the mother's wail. I've scrolled through old pictures in disbelief of this new reality. Mostly I've sat in shocked silence.
Would you believe that as a pediatrician, it is against the law in my state to ask my patients if they have a gun in their home?
The politics of respectability in the black community may not only hinder us from acting and engaging in the constructive protest, lobbying and collective action needed to create a more just society, as it has with respect to the Ferguson protests, but it may also prevent us from simply being and living freely.
When confronted with a semiautomatic rifle in the frozen food aisle with our children, how is any mom supposed to know if these are political activists making a statement, or if we should duck and cover?
There are far too many loose guns floating around the United States of America. What are we doing? This is not the world our forefathers conceived wh...
One day my grandson won't be six and little and cute. In fact, in 12 years, he'll be the age Michael Brown was on the last day of his life. And it won't matter what values his family has instilled in him, nor what the "content of his character" is.
As a black girl I'm constantly worried that my male cousins and friends will have to deal with gang violence. Now I'm worried they'll have to deal with police brutality too.
The prophet Isaiah said: "They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks." What if our churches invited people from their towns and cities to lay down their weapons at the foot of the cross.
You would think that conservative gun groups like the NRA or the GOA would be rallying around the Brown family, and demand justice. But they haven't even mentioned such an event.
Abortion might not be a popular issue in an evangelical state, but when explained as a parallel to the 2nd Amendment, all those God-fearing, Bible-thumpin' gun owners may just agree that what works for one side should work for the other.