by Kate Frey Although the first black President of the United States, Barack Obama, declared during his 2008 campaign his belief that the battles against racial oppression have been won and belong to the past, that the US is now a “post racial” society”, events over the past few decades – including very recently - … Continue reading Has Anything Changed? Learning from the Tulsa Race Riots of 1921
by Jay Monaco It doesn't matter if you define the perspective from which you're coming as conservative or liberal - don't talk to me about a post-racial society. Don't talk to me about colorblindness. Don't tell me that race is no longer an issue because Obama and because the youngs are so liberal and cool … Continue reading Forgiveness doesn’t put out fires
by Jay Monaco As smartphone video and social media make it ever easier to document instances of police misconduct, a dark pattern of behavior across our law enforcement departments has emerged. This is particularly true when it comes to police treatment of African-Americans. We all know the big names - Mike Brown, Tamir Rice, Eric … Continue reading Did CAJE protesters influence a court battle?
by Jay Monaco Last week, after months of careful planning, a fascist, imperialist, white supremacist terrorist walked into a historic South Carolina church, where a Bible study was being held. He debated Scripture with the attendees, who were kind and welcoming. When the Bible study was over, he shot them all, leaving nine human beings … Continue reading “That was a lot of life there.”
Much has been said, and rightfully so, about the calamitous hate-driven terrorist attack that killed nine black churchgoers at a Bible study. At this time, I find myself unable to adequately add to them. My heart is heavy. I hope yours is, too. So come out on Monday night, if it is at all … Continue reading Monday, 8PM in Lowell: CANDLELIGHT VIGIL FOR CHARLESTON VICTIMS