Safer communities or more occupation? That feels like a bad choice. Blue on Black violence or Black on blue violence? That doesn't feel like a choice at all.
These past few weeks have been a devastating time for both the African American community and for law enforcement.
Our broken communities cannot continue to live in fear of the police; and their fear of us must also change.
Like most, we are profoundly saddened and grief-stricken by these horrific events; our hearts go out to the families of those killed, civilian and police alike.
Alton Sterling, 37, joins the seemingly endless list of Black people slain by cops and mourned by their neighbors, families and friends.
As gun owners, blood will be on our hands if we keep selfishly doing nothing.
Around the globe, rainbow flags fly at half-mast. Orlando was not so much of a wake-up call, but rather a reminder. First we mourn, then we act.
Rahm Emanuel has proven himself the most roughly drawn, one-dimensional of comic book villains, an insult to the city's intelligence and sustainability.
"I was doing my usual daily routine, putting the letters into their slots so they would be in order for delivery that day; then I hear it: Pop Pop Pop!"
One year ago we all were stunned by the horrific event at a little elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.