Category Archives: Op-Ed

“The Talk” Should Include Black Girls as Police Encounters Continue to Rise Amid Ma’Khia Bryant Shooting

Black girls

Over the past few years, there has been a growing number of police-involved killings that have been repeatedly plastered across social media and our television screens. These killings are not novel or unprecedented, but they have been occurring at an alarming rate against the backdrop of a civil rights reawakening. These police-involved killings have disproportionately […]

What to Make of the Derek Chauvin Guilty Verdict

George Floyd Mural

A jury has found Derek Chauvin guilty on all three counts in the murder of George Floyd. The former Minneapolis police officer was charged with unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. CNN reports that he’s set to be sentenced in eight weeks and could face a maximum of 75 years in prison for […]

Op-Ed: Addiction is Killing Black Families


What is addiction? Addiction – is a compulsive, chronic, physiological, or psychological need for a habit-forming substance, behavior, or activity having harmful physical, psychological, or social effects.  Addiction is not only life-altering but life-threatening as well. Whenever one wrestles and contends with a habit of any sort, whether through substance or alcohol abuse, addicts are likely to […]

Asian American in Urban Communities: Profiting from the Black Dollar

End The Violence Toward Asians Rally

We had a conversation about the relationship between the African American community and the Asian American community. In lue of the events that happened last month in Atlanta, the Black and Asian American communities need to come to grips with something; we are the same in America’s eyes. Growing up in the “hood.” I grew […]