A biweekly column in which various contributors from both sides of prison walls explore common ground for effecting change. I remember how, when this journey began, people would talk about seeing “the light at the end of the tunnel,” but I had so much time to do I couldn't even see the tunnel let alone the light at the end of it. I’ve grown old in a place that doesn’t … [Read more...]
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Editor’s Note: This is the third column in a six-part series under the theme “Poverty is a math problem (and so much more).” In the spring of 2012, the Chronicle of Higher Education published a special section titled “From Graduate School to Welfare.” Among the essays in this section was “The Ph.D. Now Comes with Food Stamps,” which revealed that in recent years the number … [Read more...]
But why the low attendance by local Blacks? The 2017 “Northstar Public Health Conference on Gun Violence,” was held on September 13 and 14 at the Courtyard Marriott in Minneapolis. The event explored the causes and characteristics of gun violence and a presentation on emerging research on best practices related to violence and mental illness. The conference was produced by … [Read more...]
Since 1988, activist/journalist Daryle Lamont Jenkins, a.k.a. "The Klanbuster," has dedicated his life to monitoring the movements of the Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacist groups. In 2000, he co-founded One People's Project, a watchdog organization that maintains a database not only on hate groups but on their membership as well. It is geared towards researching and … [Read more...]
Since the intentional misreading of the Sodom and Gomorrah story in Genesis 19 in the Bible where the twin cities were supposedly destroyed because of homosexual depravity, the causes of natural disasters always find ways to be placed on the backs of LGBTQ Americans. It has become an easy go-to explanation, usually by Bible-thumping, religious conservatives. In Ann Coulter’s … [Read more...]