All who support racial equality, democracy and justice know that the world is watching: this is time to mobilize to bring an end to racist terror and structural racism in general.
The Religious Society of Friends, known as Quakers, have an expression called "holding in the light..."
Reducing gun violence in modern America, is not as simple as in "Destry." But neither is it a lot more complicated!
It's not complicated. Less guns equals less murders. But arms sales are through the roof now.
At the Congressional hearing on legislation to curb gun violence NRA spokesman Wayne LaPierre repeated the mantra of the right wing extremist movement.
Since coming to Philadelphia in 1973, I personally have known at least six parents/grandparents who have lost a total of seven children and grandchildren to gun violence.
Americans are now insisting that the ability to live free from the fear or threat of gun violence is a fundamental democratic right.
Bushmaster, manufacturer of the semi-automatic rifle used to kill 20 small children and six teachers, is a multi-million-dollar firm.
Americans are left pondering why and wondering what if anything can be done to stop it and also, 'how did this occur, and what caused it?'
The Republican Party in several states is hell bent on getting more guns into the hands of school kids, including, ridiculously enough, in Arizona.