Thursday, January 21, 2016

Tainted Water in Flint, Michigan/Government Neglect

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"As I was getting ready with my daughter this morning, she asked me ‘why are we using bottles of water instead of using the sink?’ And I tried explaining to her in 3-year-old terms what the situation is. And a lot of the work I do in the community is related to GM leaving, so you’re absolutely right. This is the second slap in the face, as we were recovering, we’re faced with this water crisis. With the community work that I do, I’d always said I didn’t want to leave home, but if I have to keep my child safe, I may options in another state.”
-- Chia Morgan, Flint mother of 3-year-old

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Education: Active Shooter Situation

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It's getting to the point where we'll have to teach a course on "What to do in an Active Shooter Situation" to elementary, middle, high school and college students" so they'll be prepared for whatever comes their way.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Kick It to 'Em Bernie: Bernie Sanders on Charlie Rose

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"You've got a criminal justice system that makes sure a Black guy driving a car and forgot to make a left turn may get a prison record, but the people who destroyed the economy, don't end up in jail.... the bankers aren't just too big to fail, the bankers are too big to jail." -- Bernie Sanders

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Unless You Care

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"Unless you care a lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not." ~ Dr. Seuss

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Pope Francis: Praying with the Homeless in D.C.

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Pope Francis was invted to have lunch with Congress during his trip to Washington, D.C. yesterday, but he said, "No, I have a previous engagement to have lunch with the homeless."

I've got nothing but love for Pope Francis.

Monday, August 03, 2015

PBS: Cease Violence in Wilmington, Del.

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This WHYY (PBS) program highlights the efforts of the Cease Violence initiative in Wilmington, Delaware. Cease Violence works to prevent violence, promote peace, canvas high crime areas, mediate conflicts, and provide survivor support in the city.

"The main thing we're trying to do in the city of Wilmington is interrupt violence and change the culture." -- Ronald Brown, mediator

Friday, July 31, 2015

Jill Scott: I Am Your Shelter

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"I am your shelter
You're safe from harm
Tornado, Lightning, Hurricane,
Can't get by me, come under my glow
Feel the energy, let go
Lay your burdens down"

-- from Lighthouse, Jill Scott