Under international human rights law, black lives matter

Originally published in Orlando Sentinel, August 09, 2015 Are you empathetic or apathetic about the systemic killing of unarmed black men by police officers across the country? Did Jonathan Ferrill’s life matter to Charlotte police officer Randall Kerrick when he...

Black Youth Need to be Recognized before they are radicalized

Originally published in Orlando Sentinel, May 05, 2015 Black youth protesting on the streets of America should be recognized and celebrated, not demonized. For four centuries, black youth have been the moral compass of the U.S. Black youth have borne the brunt of...

Obama’s strategy for Syria is unwise, alarming and illegal

Originally published in OrlandoSentinel.com, September 05, 2013 Why is President Obama provoking war with Syria? It’s not because the U.S. State Department has designated Syria as a state sponsor of terrorism since 1979 or because the government of President Bashar...

Embrace gun laws to stand ground against violent racism

Originally published August 08, 2013 in The Orlando Sentinal George Zimmerman’s killing of Trayvon Martin in Sanford has sparked national debate on several issues, from racial violence and race relations to the “stand your ground” self-defense law and gun control. The...

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