About two months ago, I received an email from the Detroit Free Press/TCF Bank Marathon staff which told me that, due to continued uncertainty caused by the pandemic, the race was canceled. The message was disappointing but entirely understandable. They did say, however, that I could choose to run the full race virtually: on my […]
Black Panther fans around the world were saddened to learn of the death of 43-year-old actor Chadwick Boseman last week. He played in several iconic roles, and in each of these films Boseman portrayed a dignity that he carried with him offscreen.
On July 17, 2020, with the death of John Robert Lewis, a hole was left in Congress and in our country. He was an outstanding model of nonviolent resistance, a Freedom Rider, and an artisan of peace. Let’s remember his life and legacy, and heed his call. Because he called for more than change.
The first federal executions in 17 years took place this week. That should motivate you to watch the film “Just Mercy.”
What is the value of human life? While there seems to be an agreement that such a question is worth asking, there is much debate on what ought to be its appropriate response. The incongruity in the responses to this age-old question has led to the heart-rending atrocities at Auschwitz, the bombing of Hiroshima and […]
We need to acknowledge the impact of race on just about every aspect of American life.
As people of privilege, it is easy to escape the reality of the movements we witness. We cannot ignore the messages of anti-racism, no matter where they come from – even if they come from a pet.
It is easy to feel helpless when it comes to racism, but conversation is essential. These guidelines can help facilitate engagement on race, especially for white people.
As the police, National Guard, and potentially the military engage against protestors in American cities, we are left with the question: is this just?
Welcome to the resistance, here’s how to proceed.