Remarkability

REMARKABLE: adjective. re·mark·able \ri-ˈmär-kə-bəl\ worthy of being or likely to be noticed especially as being uncommon or extraordinary
 Let me see if I can tell this story, as plainly as possible, because it is remarkable: Over a month ago there was a Black Lives...
Caring Across Generations

Caring Across Generations

My Dad has stomach cancer and decided to end aggressive chemo and radiation treatments which made him feel even sicker and depleted his agency, his ability even to talk with me and my sibs long distance over the phone. So I’m headed there in a couple days. To...
On Depraved Hearts

On Depraved Hearts

When I heard the charge of “depraved heart” murder against Baltimore police officer Caesar Goodson Jr, I had to look up the legal meaning of the term. In the context of the U.S. criminal justice system, “a callous disregard for the value of human...
On White People Loving Themselves

On White People Loving Themselves

I recently encountered a letter James Baldwin wrote to Angela Davis in 1970 in reference to a Newsweek cover story. I have been mulling over it since. In particular, I was struck by this: White people will have quite enough to do in learning how to accept and love...