I Can't Breathe

I Can’t Breathe

On July 16th, 2019, five years minus one day after Eric Garner’s death, it was declared that no federal charges would be instituted against the officers implicated. The now-famous slogan I Can’t Breathe lingers on my mind like a hot, humid and heavy D.C. summer night with no respite in sight

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Dr. King's Monument in Washington DC

Martin Luther King Jr. and the long walk to freedom.

Earlier this week on January 15, 2019, Martin Luther King Junior would have turned 90 if his life hadn’t been abruptly ended by an assassin on April 4, 1968. In 2019, MLK Jr. day is being observed for the first time by the company I work for and the company is urging employees to engage in a National Day of Service in recognition of MLK’s life and legacy. The company’s acknowledgement for me is both a sign of momentum and anxiety in the comprehensive dialogue about Diversity & Inclusion in America.

Pedophile Priests

Full disclaimer: I am not a practising Catholic, and I am not a devotee of established religion; my views herein are intrinsically biased.

I’m positive. It’s Friday.

After a stressful week of “Did, you forget to take your meds?” Congressional hearings and diaper-wearing, tiny-handed orange balloons, I thought you might need to end the week on a positive note.

Still looking for the muderers of Till?

The Department of  Justice (DoJ) of Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, this stalwart of civil rights of our era in March 2018, reopened the inquiry into the murder of Emmett Till because they have found “new” information about the case.