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Falcon Heights shooting tonight? How many more?

What can I possibly say? An hour ago I read about – and wrote about – one black man, mere hours away from me, who was killed by police officers. Moments ago I learn of another, in the state where I was born: a black man shot and left to bleed to death in front of …

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I’m tired of writing about this, but I know I’ll have to write about it again. And again.

“Yesterday All my troubles seemed so far away Now it looks as though they’re here to stay I believe In yesterday I believe In yesterday Oh, so suddenly I’m not half the girl I used to be No, no, no There’s a shadow hanging over me Now I long For yesterday.” A holiday weekend at …

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#JeremyMardis was killed by cops; does anyone care?

Last night I was in bed cuddling with my five year old son as he drifted off to sleep. He had a Mickey Mouse toy tightly clenched in one fist and a green marker top clenched in the other. As he grew more drowsy he arched his back and pressed the bottoms of his feet …

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Million Moms March Mother’s Day Tribute

Dearest mothers of the Million Moms March, As I write this I am currently in the air en route to Washington DC. In less than 24 hours, we will join together, arm in arm, hand in hand, to march on our nation’s capitol for the inaugural Million Moms March.  For months our volunteer team has …

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Black Lives Matter??? The Day After (#WalterScott)

Only slept an hour last night. Couldn’t stop thinking about life, death, race, gender, violence, deceit, corruption. About #WalterScott. About everything. I had “the talk” with my kids this morning in the car. Not the “birds and the bees” talk. The “how to stay alive because you’re black and therefore a threat” talk. Don’t wear …

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