Category Archives: Commentary

“You got to care; man you got to care!”

There is no question that we all do care about something. The determining factor is what we each care about–and to what extent. When the world was younger and science and technology were in their infancy people were taught by example to care for one another with those families and territories with the least to share always more willing to do so. How odd that the more we acquire, the less we share or care about others. Continue reading “You got to care; man you got to care!”

Insurrection – No Arrests

A Trump mob carried out a violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. They broke windows and doors as they illegally and unlawfully invaded the Senate, which was in a joint session with the House of Representatives.

They disrupted the business of the Congress and hung around all afternoon, and very few were arrested. Why was that? Joy Reid, MSNBC Host of the program, “Reidout,” nailed it as she compared the strikingly different police response when it comes to Black protesters versus these rioters. Continue reading Insurrection – No Arrests

Through the Eyes of the Roanoke NAACP Youth Council

To whom it may concern:

After witnessing so many discrepancies during these four years, we have been appalled by the inappropriate behavior of our Nation’s current president, Donald Trump. We, the members of the Roanoke NAACP Youth Council, want to share our viewpoints.

People have died as a result of his behavior. A police officer named Brian D. Sicknick passed away after suffering from brutal injuries while on duty; an Air Force veteran, a woman by the name of Ashli Babbitt, died after experiencing a fatal shot by the police; Benjamin Phillips, Kevin Greenson, and Rosanne Boyland all died at the scene of the attack. This does not include over 50 police officers reported to have been injured during the riot. Continue reading Through the Eyes of the Roanoke NAACP Youth Council

A reminder that All-Important Charity is not a substitute for Justice

I sit on a man’s back, choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by all possible means—except by getting off his back.
–Leo Tolstoy, from What Then Must We Do?

Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice.
–Nelson Mandela Continue reading A reminder that All-Important Charity is not a substitute for Justice