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Jul 142020

Healing a Nation: After a Public Servant Kills

  Commentary Carline Rogers In view of the world’s reaction to the untimely, unwarranted, violent death of an African American man, George Perry Floyd by the hands of a profession public servant, a constable of the peace. The fact that something like this take place in our modern society is totally mind-boggling and quite disturbing. […]

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Jul 132020

The Symbol of the Bended Knee

Commentary Andrea Shelton, Ph.D. The human knee has gotten a lot of press lately. Governmental authorities had a knee jerk reaction to the thousands of protestors around the country, ordering troops to prepare to curtail peaceful activities. Protestors have been kneeling, often with police, in solidarity for the reasons for the protest- years of police […]

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Jul 132020

The Struggle Continues

Commentary Franklin Jones, Ph.D. Social upheavals and their suppressions have been a routine fixture in the American landscape. They have been characterized differently by those who supported them and those who did not. The ones most likely to be explained in a less than favorable light are those that appear to be a direct challenge […]

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Jul 132020

The Signs Say Black Lives Matter

Commentary By Jesse Jackson The sign says Black Live Matter. Yet the very people who are supposed to protect us too often, in too many places, don’t seem to agree. Demonstrators march down I-94 in St. Paul, Minnesota, protest after the death in police custody of George Floyd on May 31. | Scott Olson/Getty Images […]

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Jul 132020

Faith and World Predicaments

Commentary by The Three Amigos We are three clergymen: a Catholic Archbishop, a Jewish Rabbi, and a Baptist preacher. Sound like the beginning of a bad joke? No we are, aside from our calling as servants of God, also advocates for civil rights and partners in the struggle for social and economic justice and peace. […]

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Jul 132020

Rethinking Justice: “Everyone is Not in a Gang”

  Commentary Ruth Hoffman Lach My introduction to police brutality occurred when I was teaching at Westbury High School in the early 90’s and my students told me about their experiences. I never again assumed anything about a uniformed officer. I was introduced to gangs at the same time. Although several of my students were […]

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Jul 132020

George Floyd, Policing and the Paradigm Shift

 May 26th marked the first night of protests that were ablaze after George Floyd’s death at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department. The day before, four Minneapolis police officers arrested George Floyd for allegedly using a counterfeit $20 bill to buy cigarettes. Before verifying if the accusation was true or not (it turned out […]

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Jul 102020

Healing Requires Investment in the People

Commentary Rodney Ellis Harris, County Commissioner George Floyd was laid to rest this week in his hometown of Houston, Texas, two weeks after his tragic his death at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. The grief, frustration and anger from the loss of Black lives to police violence, all while we’re in the midst of […]

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