White Privilege and Mass Murders in America {Three Sonorans}

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White Privilege and Mass Murders in America There he goes again, that darn Three Sonorans playing the race card again… I made a comment on Facebook yesterday, Trying to shoot down MAS classes and not looking in the mirror to see what in American culture causes mass shootings… and immediately was met with complaints that […]

Native American Spirituality In The United States Prison System {Part 3: Native Voices}

Native American Voices in the U.S. Prison System Welcome back to our series on Native American Spirituality In The United States Prison System. In Part 1 we looked at Native spiritual practices and sacred objects prohibited in prison and their importance. Part 2 presented a brief history of legislation affecting the religious freedom of incarcerated […]

Trayvon Martin: A Crime Gone Unpunished

Trayvon Martin – Where’s the Justice? I had hoped to get through this year without hearing something of this nature. Recently, it seems we are writing more and more about the injustices that face people of color. It is this type of crime that makes me afraid for my mixed children who are Half-Black and Half-Mexican American. Trayvon […]

Native American Spirituality In The United States Prison System {Part 2: Legal Restrictions on Spirituality}

Part 1 of our series on Native American Spirituality In The United States Prison System examined spiritual practices and sacred objects prohibited in prison and their importance. Part 2 asks the question, “How did this obvious denial of freedom to practice Native spirituality in prison begin?” Legal Battles to Protect Native American Spirituality in the […]

FRONTLINE Presents “Lost in Detention” {Airs Tonight – Oct.18}

  FRONTLINE Presents “Lost in Detention” Tuesday, October 18, 2011, at 9 P.M. ET on PBS www.pbs.org/frontline/lost-in-detention www.facebook.com/frontlinepbs @frontlinepbs Last year, the Obama administration set new records for detaining and deporting immigrants who were inside the country illegally. The government plans to best those numbers in 2011, removing more than 400,000 people. In partnership with […]

Avoid Fraud: Understanding the “NEW” Immigration “LAW”

  As an attorney and educator, one of my favorite activities is providing community education about the laws that govern our lives and their developments.  I practice civil and immigration law, and in the past two weeks I have been bombarded with many calls from immigrants all over the country asking me how the “new” […]

Public Outcry: “Prove Me Wrong, Mississippi”

This article is republished with permission of the author.  Learn more about the author below.   If you have read this blog with any frequency, you know I’m from Mississippi.  I am also a woman. (I feel the need to say that one more time because a very kind local business journal linked to my […]

Race Reality: We Are Not “Post-Racial”

Learn about anti-racism This past June, 49-year-old James Craig Anderson, who worked at a manufacturing company, was brutally beaten and run over by a group of  white teenagers from a nearby suburb.  Basically, because they wanted to “mess with a n*****”. Did everyone just check their calenders for a moment there? Yeah, I said it and I […]