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…

A Year After Ferguson: Where is Black Leaders Political Plan?

Most agree that a full calendar year is sufficient time to evaluate political matters. It is with this thought in my mind that I began to examine what has the expiration of one year after Officer Darren Wilson murdered Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on August 9, 2014, revealed about the African-American community’s political program…

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…

CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE: Power of Protest Still The Strongest Voice of the Masses

By: Darwin Cambell, African-American News&Issues “An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law”  – Martin Luther King Jr. Civil Disobedience is…