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Jul 13202069 comments

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 132020466 comments

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 10202035 comments

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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Jul 10202015 comments

Recommendations For Change

Commentary Bishop Frank Rush, Ray Hunt & JoAnne Valley Rush I applaud your response. Things are not good now in race relations in this country. And though these acts of horrific racism are not new, the “promise” of change seems to keep eluding those who face it daily. Can you imagine many Moms I know […]

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Jul 102020

Is the Urgent Time of Now Here, Yet?

By Brandi Demers, The Houston Sun Over the past weeks we have seen this nation rise up in outrage over the murder of George Floyd and countless others at the hands of law enforcement. From peaceful protests to destructive riots the people have done what they could to ensure that their voices will not go […]

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Jul 10202025 comments

Learning to Breathe

Commentary By Xyna Bell, Ph.D. The breath is the most basic human requirement. At birth, the first question asked, “Is the baby breathing”? Our culture is replete with examples of the importance of breathing. Some of you will remember “Waiting to Exhale”, by Terry McMillan, or Toni Braxton’s, “Breath Again”; What about the movie “Total […]

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Jul 10202023 comments

Has the time come today?

Commentary By Rev. Pervis Hall Years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. raised the question “Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?” Against a backdrop of the recent social unrest post the killing of George Perry Floyd; we still find ourselves living a similar experience as that of Dr. King, grappling with some […]

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