Ten years from now, will we write that the status of African-American and Latino boys and men has improved?
If Michael Dunn were so afraid of Jordan Davis and his friends, why did he get out of his car and confront them about their loud music?
Had he not massacred Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman would be an average White man holding down a mediocre job, living under the radar, and aspiring for a law enforcement job.
Robert Gates has got fingers to point, axes to grind, bridges to burn, even as the Obama administration continues to deal with issues that Gates had the opportunity to weigh in on while he served as Secretary of Defense.
My wish list focuses on public policy, since better public policy means a better 2014.
Obviously this Congress doesn't care about economic stimulation.
While some will celebrate the budget that will prevent future government shutdowns (that is, as long as there is agreement on debt ceiling), I am among those that decry the hollow victory in the passage of this budget. Human needs are still sidelined to budget cutting zeal.
Nelson Mandela left us much to celebrate, and also much to ponder. Where does the movement for freedom and justice go from here, both in South Africa and in the rest of the world?
For the past year, an organization called OUR Walmart has protested, raised questions and asked their employer, one of the nation's largest companies, to treat them fairly. They have asked for better wages, more full-time hours, and for the opportunity to earn benefits.
Marissa Alexander's incarceration and the murder of Renisha McBride have something in common. They illustrate the vulnerability of Black women, both in the legal system, and in the public perception of race and gender.