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This Country Needs a Truth and Reconciliation Process on Violence Against African Americans—Right Now

I am among the millions who have experienced the shock, grief, and fury of losing someone to racial violence. When I was 15, two close friends were killed in the Birmingham Sunday School bombing carried out by white supremacists trying to terrorize the rising civil [...]

‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Is Bigger than Ferguson and Bigger than the Rams

"Hands Up, Don't Shoot" is not just about Mike Brown, or Ferguson, or police shooting unarmed black people. "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" is about a fundamental question that gets to the core of what this country stands for. It's a question that's been open to [...]

Racism and the Charter School Movement: Unveiling the Myths

By Antonia Darder | Originally Published at TruthOut. November 30, 2014 | Photographic Credit; Shutterstock / Student erases Rather than an oppressive and manipulative engine for capitalist accumulation, schools should function as centers of creativity and imagination where an ethos of democratic life is grounded upon cultural [...]

Four Minutes Lost – Time Waited and No Attempt Made to Save Tamir Rice’s Life

By Betsy L. Angert | Originally Published at EmpathyEducates. November 28, 2014 It took seconds to end a child's life. The young boy's life could have been saved, maybe. We will never know because "civil servants," "peace officers," just waited. Cleveland officials said the police officers waited. [...]

‘No Justice, No Peace’ in Ferguson and Across America

"They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. ‘Peace, peace,’ they say, when there is no peace." ~ Jeremiah 6:14 (NIV) After learning that the Ferguson grand jury decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting [...]

Violence in Post-Verdict Ferguson: What We Should Really Be Worried About

Many reports out this week warn that if the grand jury sitting in the Darren Wilson case decides not to indict, there will likely be violence in Ferguson, Missouri. This, the media explains, is why Governor Jay Nixon has already declared a state of emergency. [...]