Michael Brown

Executive Director of the Columbia Police Officers Assoc Posts “Officer Darren Wilson Day” Meme on Anniversary of Michael Brown Killing

Executive Director of the Columbia Police Officers Assoc Posts “Officer Darren Wilson Day” Meme on Anniversary of Michael Brown Killing

Oops, he did it again. On the anniversary of the death of Michael Brown  who was shot by the Ferguson Police Department in Missouri, Dale Roberts, the Executive Director of the Columbia Police Officers Association posted on their Facebook page that it was “Officer Darren Wilson Day” and shared the below meme which was circulated […]

I Can’t Breathe: Reflections from a Mom Battling Her Son’s Epilepsy with Cannabis

I Can’t Breathe: Reflections from a Mom Battling Her Son’s Epilepsy with Cannabis

Summer 2014 The evening was blazing hot. I was in the middle of mixing myself a bourbon with ginger beer on ice while Michael busied himself cooking our dinner. Calvin was screeching and spinning in his johnny-jump-up. He’d had an off day, whining a lot at who knows what. When I turned to check on him […]

POEM: Caged Bird

POEM: Caged Bird

Caged Bird BY MAYA ANGELOU A free bird leaps on the back of the wind    and floats downstream    till the current ends and dips his wing in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky.   But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage […]

Tell the DOJ: Ban Racial Profiling by Police

Tell the DOJ: Ban Racial Profiling by Police

Michael Brown’s death is a tragic loss to his family, community, and this nation. But because of this tragedy, and the protests that followed, national leaders are finally paying attention to racial profiling and discriminatory policing. We must not allow the killing of Michael Brown and other unarmed individuals by the police to be in […]

The Cannabis Global Initiative and NAACP Call Attention to the Racial Remarks of Dr. Christian Thurstone

The Cannabis Global Initiative and NAACP Call Attention to the Racial Remarks of Dr. Christian Thurstone

Dr. Christian Thurstone has claimed to be an expert on the effects of cannabis on developing brains. Numerous times he has been quoted for controversial remarks. The Cannabis Global Initiative (CGI) is concerned that the State of Colorado and numerous media outlets are allowing the racial remarks of Thurstone, a certified addiction psychiatrist, a medical […]

Dillon Taylor, Danielle Willard and Michael Brown: What Ties Them All Together

Dillon Taylor, Danielle Willard and Michael Brown: What Ties Them All Together

The shooting death of an unarmed man leads to several days of riots and mayhem in Ferguson, Missouri, while the same type of shooting in Salt Lake City leads essentially to silence.  Why?  Why would Salt Lake City residents not raise up, protest or even riot over an extremely similar situation? Dillon Taylor, a 20 […]

Our Towns Don’t Need Tanks

Our Towns Don’t Need Tanks

This past week I have watched both the print and television media’s response to the death of Michael Brown and the ensuing riots in Ferguson. For the first time, the mainstream media has finally started to question the militarization of law enforcement and its impact on our communities. My question is: What took you so long? […]