The Supreme Court Matters to Us All

We are all susceptible to being lulled into a false sense of security that makes us think all is right with the world, or at least our little corner of it. But if you needed a reminder that these times are anything but normal, you just got it from the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent rulings, and Donald Trump’s nominee to the court: Brett Kavanaugh. More…

I am going to the border. Here’s why.

It took Donald Trump and the village of enablers around him to create the family separation crisis on the Texas border. But we will be the village to save these children and families. We will not fail them and we will not lose. We will not abandon any of these blessed children. More…

#FamiliesBelongTogether

Immigration issues are complicated.  But some things are simple. Do not punish children for decisions they didn’t make. Do not separate families. Provide a trusted path to citizenship for immigrant Dreamers. More…

Gun violence: We can’t fix what we won’t confront

Stephon Clark, 22, died in his grandmother’s backyard. Another unarmed young black man, shot dead by police. How do police officers enter communities of color? Perceptions and implicit biases can impact how we react to a host of situations, and they are not confined to law enforcement. Students are rising up, moving mountains, and forcing us to look at reality. More…

The Unimaginable Outlier List

I went to Broward County at the invitation of our colleagues there.  There was no speech to give.  No press conference.  No interviews.  There was just disbelief and pain and the need to have a human heart hear of the hurt and hold each other. This hurt is now too familiar.  Only weeks earlier our More…