The Affluenza Defense for Police 

Betty Shelby is pleading not guilty because she said the stress of Terence Crutcher caused temporary deafness, resulting in her not knowing that another police officer was going to tase him. What kind of mess is that? Is this going to be the affluenza defense for police officers? Can the families of murder victims use … Continue reading The Affluenza Defense for Police 

Lecrae Quote

Take a knee...people riot.  Take a bullet...people quiet. —Lecrae #TerenceCrutcher #BlackLivesMatter #StopKillingUs #LoveWillWin

A Prayer of Comfort and Hope–Dr. Alyn E. Waller

It seems that every week we, as a community, are grieving another life lost. I continually say, "I am more than a hashtag." Yet, it seems that we may be one mile, one block, one step, one breath from becoming the next hashtag. Good people from both sides have lost their lives, and we have … Continue reading A Prayer of Comfort and Hope–Dr. Alyn E. Waller

What Does a “Bad Dude” Look Like? #TerenceCrutcher

I am constantly amazed about the police shootings that occur throughout this country--black, brown, yellow, green, orange, purple, and white. Every time, I think I have seen it all, another hashtag is created, and I am left sitting here shaking my head. My heart heavy. My soul just a bit more empty. Wondering what more … Continue reading What Does a “Bad Dude” Look Like? #TerenceCrutcher

The Success of Malcolm: The Death of a Dream

This was an interesting post about the recent events, racial movements such as Black Lives Matter, and equality. I would love to hear your thoughts. I’ve been having a hard time with the recent Dallas shooting of 12 police officers, almost entirely because the progressive people who I have on my Facebook friends list, who … Continue reading The Success of Malcolm: The Death of a Dream

More Than a Hashtag #PhilandoCastile

Unfortunately, Facebook has already pulled the live video of Philando Castile's murder. While many people are still raw and emotional over the death of Alton Sterling, we now have to process the death of Philando Castile. Our men are more than hashtags. They were men with families. Both MURDERED in front of their children by … Continue reading More Than a Hashtag #PhilandoCastile

Independence Day

Today is the great day known as Independence Day. Many are celebrating with their family and friends. They may be having a cookout in their backyard, enjoying a local parade, going to the shore, or enjoying a local concert. This great day of celebrating will end with a grandiose display of fireworks set to a … Continue reading Independence Day

The Thugs of North Beach Avenue #ChangeTheNarrative

"The truth can never be known. It can only be told in a story."—Alex Haley, Roots Earlier today, I saw this video of the beach brawl that occurred at North Avenue Beach in Chicago during Memorial Weekend. For the first time in media reporting, I was not surprised by what I saw. There was no … Continue reading The Thugs of North Beach Avenue #ChangeTheNarrative

Police Brutality of Tacoma Teen

Can somebody please explain to me why this girl was tasered and beaten? I don't see where it escalated to that point, and he could have taken her down without incident. This is beyond ridiculous! The police officer should be suspended immediately and fired after a quick investigation. ‪#‎SayHerName ‬‪#‎SaveOurGirls‬ ‪#‎BlackLivesMatter‬