Last week Charleena Lyles, called 911 to report a burglary. Lyles, a 30 year old pregnant woman was in treatment for what her family described as “mental health issues.” She held a knife in her hands as she answered the door for the police. The two police officers answering the call both discharged their … Continue reading Four Reasons We Can’t Talk About Community Police Relationships Without Talking About Mental Health
I woke up in the middle of the night and made my way to the bathroom to relieve myself when I fainted and fell striking my head on the corner of the bathtub and the hard tile floor. The accident caused damage to my upper spinal column. It took over a year of rehabilitation therapy and re-learning things to be able to participate in daily and work activities. I could not have made progress without the affordable care act, and the care of physicians. Today, I am uncertain how I will ever be able to fund my “pre-existing condition” and it’s needs under this new health care bill.
Love, in a spiritual sense, will always trump hate. This is one of the tenets of my spirituality that keeps me going in the midst of grieving and injustice all around me. But in the world we live in at the moment? Sometimes hate wins. And it might keep winning if we keep failing to acknowledge its existence—and act accordingly.
Marsha, a Black Drag Queen, began our march into the liberating light. Would honor her, take up his torch, and lead our community into the liberation of Jesus, the light of the world.
I’ve seen 1 full episode of The Cosby Show in my lifetime. ONE. It was the episode where Theo bought a $95 Gordon Gartrelle shirt to impress his girl…you know the one with the hidden buttons, flap on the back, and two-toned pockets? But Dr. Huxtable told him he had to return it because it … Continue reading Bill Cosby and the ONE
These steps will help us move through the trauma and build resilience in us. They can help us to become fierce and openhearted in our response to the injustices around us. And every one of us is needed in the struggles to come.