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Jul 1320208,811 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 102020167 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 102020156 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 102020281 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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Jul 10202056 comments

Justice in Policing Act of 2020, Which Incorporates the George Floyd Law Enforcement Trust And Integrity Act of 2020 and the End Racial Profiling

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas Joins Congressional Black Caucus in Announcing the Justice in Policing Act of 2020, Which Incorporates the George Floyd Law Enforcement Trust And Integrity Act of 2020 and the End Racial Profiling Act to Usher in Systemic Changes in Policing Practices Across the United States Jackson Lee: “Black Lives Matter.” […]

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Jul 10202085 comments

Citizens and Police Interaction – The Next Step

Commentary By Clarence Bradford I have spoken and written about “Citizens and Police Interaction – The Next Necessary Step!” As chaos and destruction have captured Minneapolis, and other American cities; again I will sound the alarm and make a sound recommendation regarding how to start amending the disconnect between police and neighborhood residents. Many residents […]

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Jul 9202063 comments

America in Crisis: “I Can’t Breathe”; George Floyd’s Dying Words

By Thelma H. Johnson, Houston Sun Correspondent It has been 21 days, 504 hours, 30,240 minutes since millions of protesters across the United States and around the world took to the streets seeking justice after witnessing the killing of George Floyd, a black man in police custody, by four Minneapolis policemen. On May 25, 2020, […]

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