I routinely encounter disturbing videos in my Facebook news feed. Most aren’t worth acknowledging.
But a video of a little black boy named Josiah being hit in the face with a church program because he was yelling into his mother’s phone during church service, elicited a more urgent reaction. He was doing what small children do when they’re made to sit still and listen to loud music and adults yell for 2-3 hours. For any small child (and some adults), that is torture.
While the NFL continues to snub Colin Kaepernick for taking a knee during the National Anthem at NFL games, the former 49ers quarterback continues to be recognized for his humanitarian work off the field.
John Kennedy: “I have nothing to apologize for.”
Senators grill the social media platform’s Mark Zuckerberg during Congressional hearings this week
April 4, 2018 marks the 50 years following the assassination of the most visible activist of the civil rights movement – the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. King was 39 when he was shot and killed on a balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.
Three minutes and 24 seconds.
That is how long it took 11-year-old Naomi Wadler to galvanize an international audience to think about dead Black girls, their disenfranchisement, and their relationship to gun violence in a national dialogue on gun laws.
Monica N. Britton is quick to acknowledge the love and encouragement she received from her parents during her years as an undergraduate student at the University at Albany.