Earlier in April, Officer Michael Slager fired eight bullets at the back of Walter Scott, 50, an African-American. Then, Officer Slager, 33, White, lied to cover his actions, as seen by a video, taken from the phone of Feidin Santana.
Like most people, Sergeant Matt Darisse believed driving with a broken tail light is against the law. He was wrong.
Staying out of prison. That’s my response to those who wonder why I push myself, unmercifully. Keeping busy takes my mind off injustice. So, for now, that’s why I am in France.
You are being watched. Cameras capture license plates. The National Security Agency (NSA) listens to phone calls. Police are gathering information based on religion.
Millions of dollars, international effort, and anguish surround the search for Malaysia’s Flight 370. When interest fades, Flight 370 may end up like ValuJet Flight 592 – forgotten.
It was 44 years ago today that an assassin took the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.. It was April 4, 1968. He gave his life implementing a plan for a better future. He had a plan then. We should have a plan now. Here is a plan – educating our way to a brighter future.
In America, and around the world, women suffer more in prison. Most female prisoners are housed with little consideration for their needs as women.
The War on Poverty is in its 50th year. There have been some victories. But how might the man who declared this war view America’s poverty today, especially among women, people of color, and the rural poor.
This year began with promise. But, it ended with disappointment for many African-Americans. Tragically, this country is quite used to bad things happening to Black people especially within the justice system.
Late on Christmas night terrorists bombed a wood-framed house in Mims, Florida. Harry Moore, 46, died instantly. His wife Harriette, 49, would die days later. They were African-American civil rights leaders. That was 1951. No one was convicted. Too few remember.
Dignitaries and presidents, media stars, and celebrities from around the world converged on South Africa to pay their respects to Nelson Mandela, the warrior for racial justice.