Join us in Solidarity in STL

I flew home to St. Louis Saturday and now am compelled to appeal for your immediate support on behalf of our community here as thousands of people of all races, faiths, and ages once again have been forced into the streets to demand police accountability and racial...
White Silence Equals Violence: Awaiting a Verdict

White Silence Equals Violence: Awaiting a Verdict

  This morning, here in Minneapolis, I’ll learn whether six jurors believe beyond a reasonable doubt that Dan Wilson and I are criminals.  The court case stems from an action protesting the execution of Jamar Clark, age 24, who died in the early morning of...
National Day of Healing

National Day of Healing

Dear Friends: Today marks the beginning of a year in which individuals and organizations will concentrate on bringing about racial healing and transformation, work that is being engaged in even now as this nation struggles with her issues. The so-called “National Day...
Fighting the Feeling of Hopelessness

Fighting the Feeling of Hopelessness

    In a recent program on CNN, Lisa Ling, who hosts “This is Life,” interviewed people who were addicted to drugs. Some were black, others white, but all had the same struggle. I watched bits and pieces of the program but heard the comments of the African American...
The Longest Night and the Growing Light

The Longest Night and the Growing Light

The year 2016 will be remembered by many as a year of divisive politics fed by hateful rhetoric, scapegoating of the other, and fear of the unknown. “Refugee” and “radical extremists” became controversial buzzwords. A new generation of American citizens, Muslims and...