December 13, 2014 saw Millions March across this nation (#millionsmarch) for racial justice. Instead, however, I was at the US/Mexico Border at Friendship Park in Imperial Beach, San Diego for La Posada sin fronteras.  This annual symbolic re-enactment of Joseph and Mary looking for lodging in anticipation of the holy birth is one of many important gestures of […]

I have been unable to watch the video of Eric Garner’s death for three reasons: First, I am exceedingly sensitive to such graphic images and when possible, I actually avoid television and any video based news for the internal downward emotional spiral it creates in me. I read almost everything I learn about the world…or […]

The following is a statement that was made for the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Larger Fellowship upon the news of the “No Indictment” decision from the Grand Jury examining the case against Darren Wilson in the murder of Michael Brown. The tragic irony of the grand jury decision from Ferguson, Missouri coming so close to the […]

Just a reminder as people go to the polls that #blacklivesmatter… On voting day, Thanks to the casual Supreme Court erasure Of 100 years of struggle for suffrage, Tangled restrictions and loopholes Will block the opportunity For large pockets of American black people To make their voices heard in a government That originally wanted only […]

The symbol to the left is normally used to denote support for cancer awareness.  I’ve turned it upside down as a symbol of my commitment to end the cancer of racism.  Upside down, its shape is also a reminder that the United States never passed a law against lynching…one of the most explicit and brutal acts […]