“Could Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Be Responsible for The Deaths of OUR Police at The Hands of OUR Veterans?”

I’m not an authority on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, therefore, I have done extensive research over its causes and treatments prior to pinning this article.  It’s important to us at African American News&Issues that our stories are accurate and our opinions are fair.  Especially, when it comes to how PTSD could have played a role…

Before I lay it down: “The Great Disconnect: Black Democrats vs. Black Republicans”.

“Yea, it makes me wanna holler and throw up both my hands. Crime is increasing, trigger-happy policing, panic is spreading, God know where we’re heading; Oh make me wanna holler; they don’t understand” – Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)                                                                                     Marvin Gaye (1971)   When Marvin Gaye wrote this classic 45 years ago,…

Before I Lay It Down: “Rudy Giuliani: The 21st Century Version of “Festus Haggen”.

Many of us “Baby Boomers”, (people born between the years 1946 and 1964), grew up watching “Westerns” on television.  Some of you younger folk would probably refer to them as “Cowboys and Indians”.  Back in the 60s, Westerns were some of the most popular shows in prime time.  My favorites were: “The Cisco Kid”, “Cheyenne”,…

Before I lay it down: “That moment when “Open Carry” will get you killed…”

Amidst the chaos occurring in Dallas a few weeks back was the probability that even more innocent people would be killed.  While a deranged gunman focused his attention on murdering innocent police officers, gun-toting proponents of “Open Carry” were walking through massive crowds of protesters showing off their 2nd Amendment Rights to bear arms.  Some…

We are Still in Slavery!

Previously I sat and listened to a message that made plenty of sense about what is mainly happening in the Black communities. However, you will never understand unless you know your History! You have to know the history of the police and the root of where it began and then you will understand why things…