We must reform the police. But we also need a program for urban development, jobs, schools, and hope.
They stood up and in a simple act, spoke his name - Mike Brown. Others have stood up since.
Does "Black lives matter" ask for something from the dominant culture that would require economic loss or will it mean gains and not losses, morally and economically, for most Americans?
The white dominant culture is more interested in critiquing the rap music rather than critiquing the conditions to which the music bears witness.
Rahm Emanuel has proven himself the most roughly drawn, one-dimensional of comic book villains, an insult to the city's intelligence and sustainability.
The veil is being lifted from an entire interdependent system of institutionalized racism and oppression and its ugly inner workings.
Everyone pressing for justice understands that appropriate actions against obstructionist public officials need sustained public oversight and engagement every step of the way.
We need a system change here and it's not going to happen unless we, the people make it happen.
A hundred years ago, St. Louis and Baltimore adopted ordinances prohibiting African Americans from moving to blocks where whites predominated.
The people's movement must make ending homicides and institutionalized racism a central aspect in the elections and beyond.