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To the Anti-Looters: Shut Up

by Jermaine Reed Anti-looters, please shut up. This is not a defense of looting; Rather, this is a chiding of those condemning what they have denigrated as ”looters.” A common argument I am hearing is, what happened to George Floyd was wrong, but looting has no place in this. Another argument is that Black peopleContinue reading “To the Anti-Looters: Shut Up”

Do Not Tell My People to Calm Down, Minnesota

From the serenity of my home office that doubles as my middle daughter’s bedroom, I write this at one of the most trying times this nation has ever faced. With COVID-19 testing the boundaries of our sanity as a whole, the racial tensions that have defined this country since its inception have come to aContinue reading “Do Not Tell My People to Calm Down, Minnesota”

A Child’s Murder Goes Unsolved: A Chicago Thing

In 2015, after 2-year-old Kyrian Knox’s dismembered body was found in Chicago’s Garfield Park neighborhood, the city was stunned. The ensuing manhunt led to the arrest of Kamel Harris, a Chicago caretaker. With seemingly no evidence tying Harris to the crime, police and prosecutors forged ahead in charging Harris. Last year, Harris was fully aquittedContinue reading “A Child’s Murder Goes Unsolved: A Chicago Thing”

Amber Guyger, Joshua Brown and the Thickening Plot

Days after testifying against murderous white former cop Amber Guyger in her trial for her slaying of innocent Black man Botham Jean in his own home, Joshua Brown was gunned down. So far, no one is in custody for the slaying of the witness who was also Botham Jean’s neighbor. This is how forgiveness iaContinue reading “Amber Guyger, Joshua Brown and the Thickening Plot”

Ex-Officer Amber Guyger Found Guilty: The Quiet Before the Storm

Today, a jury unanimously decided former officer Amber Guyger had committed murder when she killed an innocent unarmed Black man inside his own home, supposedly believing it was her home. Ironically, she claimed self-defense. After instances such as LaQuan McDonald and Philando Castille, I am a pessimist. Black lives in this country are undervalued inContinue reading “Ex-Officer Amber Guyger Found Guilty: The Quiet Before the Storm”

Ex-Officer Amanda Guyger Will Get Away with Murdering a Black Man in His Own Home

After a hard day of working in his community, Botham Jean, a 26-year-old Black man and pastor of a sort, was gunned down in his own home seven months ago byAmanda Guyger, a white former Dallas officer who had been distracted sexting with her married partner. In a rare move, Amanda Guyger took the standContinue reading “Ex-Officer Amanda Guyger Will Get Away with Murdering a Black Man in His Own Home”