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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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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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Where is the faith community in the Ferguson response? (WWJD)

I’m actually not sure what (if anything) the faith community in my city and the faith community as a whole (outside of Missouri) is saying/doing COLLECTIVELY around Ferguson.  Or Eric Garner. Or any of it. I know that I’ve seen people of all races at local rallies (including some individual church groups), and I know …

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“Don’t let them be Autistic…” #AutismIsNotACrime Flash Blog post

Though I am not a regular blogger, I learned about the “Autism is Not a Crime” flash blog being hosted by Gretchen Leary (described here), and I wanted to support my community by participating (some additional great information available here).  I don’t know how good this will be given that I’m throwing it together, but …

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