I was watching “The Daily Show” with Trevor Noah, as I do most nights. The October 8, 2020 show introduced me to Alex Wagner. I was not familiar with her. I didn’t get the Showtime Network until recently, so I had not heard of her show called “The Circus”. She is also a contributor … Continue reading Alex Wagner
Texas police officer charged in killing of Black man By Nathan Layne [ reuters.com ] October 6, 2020 A white police officer in Texas has been charged with murder following the fatal shooting of a 31-year-old Black man, Jonathan Price, a state law enforcement agency said. The police officer … Continue reading Jonathan Price
That previous story I posted about the Hortons really resonated with me. My friend Sharon shared that story with me on Facebook. And, as I usually do, I looked into it to make sure it was an actual event. Not that I had any doubt that something like this could actually happen (it happens all … Continue reading Yes, It Happens To Me, Too.
I have combined the written information of this article and the on-air conversation that took place on the Wednesday October 14, 2020 Nightline special “Turning Point” series. Couple says they faced discrimination in home appraisal because of wife's race “Why did I let myself forget that I live in America as a Black person?" … Continue reading The Hortons
Fatal Force 1,018 people have been shot and killed by police in the past year Updated Sept. 10, 2020 In 2015, The Washington Post began to log every fatal shooting by an on-duty police officer in the United States. In that time there have been more than 5,000 such shootings recorded by The Post. … Continue reading Fatal Force
Author Unknown: One. More. Time. In case it’s STILL unclear. 400 years ago white people enslaved black people. And sold them. And treated them as less than human. For 250 years. While white men built the country and created its laws and its systems of government. While 10, 15 generations of white families got … Continue reading Again, Black Lives Matter….
I wrote about this in previous post, “Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds” on September 13th. A former friend had posted the original story on her Facebook page and I challenged the validity of it. None of the research I did proved this incident happened. She accused me of attacking her, blocked and unfriended me. … Continue reading Fake News in The Star City
Dave Bissonnette September 18, 2020 I’ve had numerous people approach me and ask me my opinion regarding the police use of force in Minneapolis. I normally don’t speak out like this in such a public forum but my heart is broken with what I am witnessing across the country and right … Continue reading Officer Dave Bissonette
Pastor David W. Swanson David is the founding pastor of New Community Covenant Church, a multiracial congregation on the South Side of Chicago. He also serves as the CEO of New Community Outreach, a non-profit organization working to reduce causes of trauma and raise opportunities for equity in Chicago. He previously served as a … Continue reading Black Liberation / White Supremacy
I have been quite dumbfounded when it comes to understanding why and how people believe things that have little or no basis in truth. And when I challenge those individuals with actual facts, they seem to dig their heels even more firmly into these falsehoods. It’s been a long time since I graduated … Continue reading Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds