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The Murder of a Mom: Justice for Genevive Dawes!

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On January 18, 2017, two Dallas police officers trapped a stolen car in the back of a parking lot. When the car started to move, the officers discharged their weapons into the car. Genevive Dawes was mortally wounded and bled out a short time later. The 21-year-old unarmed mother of two was murdered.   In […]

Babel.

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  Writing used to be easy. Now, nothing seems easy. Leaning in, I just stare at the screen. Occasionally, I try to type something. Despite my desperation to write, my mind is held captive to a former place.   Bloody films never leave you. Every image sticks. The officer took his gun and shot Alton […]

The Resurrection of Ms. Shade Schuler

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  *Adapted from a post from August 2015.   Less than a hundred feet from residences, local authorities discovered the badly decomposed body of a transgender woman of color. The Dallas Police Department put out a detailed description of the body and asked for help. For weeks, no one seemed to know who this woman […]

Words from the Oak Lawn to DPD, Rally for Change

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*The following is based on my speech from Oak Lawn to DPD, Rally for Change. There is always a difference between talk and action. I doubt you will find many people from the community who would say that they are for what has been happening in Oak Lawn. On the other hand, we must also […]

Encounters with a Monster

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  Over the last few months, I have had numerous interactions with a monster. When we first talked about the injustice of video visitation at the Denton County Jail in the midst of our respective brands of activism, I had no idea who he was or what he had done. Texas made sure I found […]

The Blood of a Black Man in Dallas

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  Over a hundred times, the family of Jason Harrison reached out to Dallas police for help getting him to Parkland Memorial Hospital. Suffering from severe mental illness, Jason was often out of his mind. On June 14 of last year, police arrived at the Harrison residence. The body camera of one of the officers […]

The Letter from the Dallas County Jail

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                Dear people of God,   I can’t breathe.   People are so confused. Everyone thinks that protesters are the agitators across the country. Believe me, I experienced who the real agitators are last night.   You will find them next to the people who are gasping for […]

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