THE “UN”- SEARING OF THE AMERICAN CONSCIENCE SERIES
Articles in this series examine the anti-benevolent trends taking root in American Cities without apology from the establishment and thoughts on how to reverse these egregious cycles.
Part 1 – THE AFFLICTION THE INNOCENT
When “BEING” is a crime.
There are some things that people just don’t want to see.
"Seeing a stranger's tissue dripping with yellow snot might make you squirm, but . . . people universally find other images much more disgusting.” In Remy Melina’s article, “What’s the Most Disgusting Thing in the World?” from which this quote was taken, a photo of “gums infested with live fly larvae” ranked the highest on the grossed out meter. But, in general, particularly in large American cities, there’s something else that rises to a higher level of grotesqueness. Believe it or not, it’s HOMELESSNESS. It seems to be the one-thing residents living in pricy neighborhoods, business owners, and government officials just can’t bear to look at any longer. The gory details of a life at rock bottom doesn’t make them sad, neither does it make them whence from the pain of a broken heart; it makes them sick. Sick enough to make some very interesting decisions about how to remedy the churning of their own stomachs. Read More
As the nation grapples with the notion of whether or not it is possible to make sense of issues facing the masses, I ask, what must be the philanthropic response? I take pause to consider the plethora of questions that have been interjected into the conscience of society regarding the heinous act of terrorism that occurred at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC on June 17, 2015 at 9:00 pm . . . Read More
"We, with warm hearts in a cold world must, learn to #PassTheGrace.@BarackObama passed the grace today as he eulogized Clementa Pickney." tweeted by @qeceo June 26, 2015
As I sat fully enthralled, as the choir sang old hymns of the church, friends and loved ones conveyed remembrances, and President Barack H. Obama preached with the soul of a black Baptist minister the eulogy of Reverend Clementa Pickney, slain SC Senator and pastor of the Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church Read More
We celebrate American Independence Day on the Fourth of July every year. We think of July 4, 1776, as a day that represents the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation.
But July 4, 1776 wasn't the day that the Continental Congress decided to declare independence (they did that on July 2, 1776). . . Read More