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In Solidarity with Jussie

Photo courtesy of Music of Sound / Jussie Smollett In reading about the racist and homophobic attack on 36-year-old actor Jussie Smollett, I was plunged into deep sadness. I stand in spiritual solidarity with Jussie – I cannot be at his bedside tonight. Instead,...

Imagining a Safe Haven for Our Children

Arrive on the scene. Shoot. Bang. Dead child. Gone forever. Mother crying. Blood pressure, spiked. Doom, imminent. Siblings, distraught. Funeral. This predictable chain of events is what seems to happen when police officers arrive on the scene. Calling the police...

Black Children Have the Right to be Children

Historically, Black children in the United States have been subject to a racist system, which not only exposes them to unspeakable violence, but also criminalization. In 1955, Emmett Till – 14 years old at the time – was abducted, tortured and lynched for...

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