Building Bridges Between Law Enforcement & Youth

HOUSTON – Two years ago a police officer shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., setting off local demonstrations and a renewed national dialogue about race, criminal justice and the frayed bonds between law enforcement officers and the communities they serve. Unfortunately the controversies are nowhere near settled as police shootings of African-Americans and…

Are Black Folks Living in a Police State?

[dropcap color=”#000000″ font=”1″]I[/dropcap] was almost astonished when I read an article by a White evangelical theologian entitled, “Is America Becoming a Police State?” My astonishment was due to the fact that this is a question that I have been asking myself for years considering the ill-treatment and abuse of power and authority that members of…

Nothing Has Changed: What’s Next For Post-Ferguson America? (Part 1)

We MUST Understand By Roy Douglas Malonson, Chairman Witnessing the recent events surrounding the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, we seriously must ask ourselves the question: Has anything really changed in America for the Black community when it comes to justice? If we would be honest, we all would have to say emphatically “No!” or…