Solitary Confinement: Not Just a Black Man’s Problem

In a special report released on April 22, 2015, Juan E. Mendez, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment, found that prolonged solitary confinement (in excess of 15 days) is torture. This torture happens EVERY DAY in the United States. And in the state of New…

Women and Women of Color of Law Enforcement

Us against them. Them against us. Having a gun and a badge creates another category that’s almost untouchable; hard to get into fraternity, a cult, or just another gang that runs the street. The Thin Blue Line. A symbol of solidarity among police officers, the divide between civilians and criminals, and without them there would…

#blacklivesmatter

Upon the decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson who shot unarmed teenager Mike Brown, the hashtag #blacklivesmatter has reappeared all over social networking sites. The hashtag originally started with the unjust killing of teen Trayvon Martin, and with each new black life unfairly lost, it comes up again. The hashtag is a call to…