American Cops Take Note: It is Possible to A) Recognize a Gun and B) Not Immediately Shoot

At least nine pedestrians were killed in Toronto yesterday when a man in a white Ryder van systematically mowed over any and everyone in his path. The intersection is very familiar to me.  As a former TTC commuter who used to live in the city’s northeast end,  Yonge and Finch was pretty much my second … Continue reading American Cops Take Note: It is Possible to A) Recognize a Gun and B) Not Immediately Shoot

Last Week I Was Tired. Tonight I’m Angry.

My dear readers, you must understand — I rarely get this angry.  So angry that I have thought about this case day in and day out — at work, on the bus, at home.  So angry that I stare at my computer screen in a daze.  So infuriated that I write with tears in my eyes as my heart pounds in my chest.  I’m not an angry person by nature.  But there are times in life when you witness something so unconscionable — something that literally shocks the conscience of anyone who has one — that all one can hope to do is weep and write. Continue reading Last Week I Was Tired. Tonight I’m Angry.

26 Of The Most Important Articles By People Of Color In 2016

Required reading.  There are some gems here: “As a black woman raising brilliant, handsome, talented young black men, I am cognizant of my responsibility to them and their future. My husband and I stress the importance of their having to walk an even straighter line than their white counterparts. A lesson that is heartbreaking and … Continue reading 26 Of The Most Important Articles By People Of Color In 2016