Early July still brings a bittersweet week for Bosnian-Americans. They are reminded by the Srebrenica genocide commemoration why so many had to flee Bosnia and Herzegovina and why they/we are so fortunate to have been welcomed in America.
The legendary Ken Shamrock, he of UFC 1 fame and half of mixed martial arts' first major rivalry, returns to action on Friday, June 19, and no one is more excited than Bellator President Scott Coker and featherweight champion Patricio "Pitbull" Freire.
Everybody knew "What'd I Say," an early crossover hit, a basic 12-bar riff that I practiced on my guitar since I was 13 years old, but this was a live album, "Ray Charles in Person," recorded in Atlanta in May 1959.
So let's look at the possible ties between an elevated hematocrit (the measurement of red blood cell count relative to blood volume) and sleep disorders.
This past weekend wasn't just the unofficial start of summer; it's the official start of Pride season. In the coming month the sunlight will not only stay out longer but cities will start flying the rainbow flag to celebrate their LGBT communities.
All over the country, cities are preparing to put billions of dollars into much-needed upgrades to aging and outdated water and sewer systems.
In the basement of St. Louis' Saint John's United Church of Christ at the end of the Labor Day weekend, Yates recounted almost a month's worth of harrowing encounters with a militarized police force to a room of Black Lives Matter freedom riders. She woefully explained that as the days bled into one another, she began "marking days by police tactics."
Black children are not afforded the privilege of engaging in normal child-like behavior because black bodies are characterized with unwarranted threat.
Your strategy says the skin color of black men had nothing to do with black males killed by police in New York, Ferguson and Cleveland and in other cities nationwide. That rationale is wrong.
While everyone has their eyes on the U.S. Department of Justice with hopes it will launch federal civil rights actions against Darren Wilson and Daniel Pantaleo, the two police officers involved in the Brown and Garner matters, it's actually equally important for us to focus on local politics. It's there that the power for change lies.
Did Darren Wilson and Daniel Pantaleo receive special or unorthodox treatment from prosecutors that resulted in the return of a "no bill"? It's difficult to answer this question because the grand juries handling both of these investigations met behind closed doors.
Amongst African Americans there is an argument that Blacks protest louder when White police officers (or Whites with pseudo police authority) kill or otherwise commit violence against Blacks than they do when young Black males kill or otherwise commit violence against other young Black males. I affectionately call the proponents of this argument the "Black on Blackers."
The Monday night press conference could have been so much more than an announcement about the grand jury decision and an opportunity for you to defend your actions and rail at your critics. This could have been your moment to lay out a proposal for moving toward real justice and equity in the region.
It is now almost a week after the grand jury decision was released in the case of police officer Darren Wilson's murder of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. As an artist and activist, I am here to say that IT IS NOT OVER, by a long shot.
Last year, Mazy was aware and confident enough in herself, after coping with a lot of self-shame and bullying, to share with her family, second grade class and elementary school that she had always known she was a girl.
This entire choreographed song-and-dance of social injustice is all pointing in one clear direction: Word that will come very soon -- maybe this week, maybe next, most likely on the coldest rainy or snowy day in the forecast -- that Officer Wilson will not face charges.