Guilty Until Proven Innocent Part 2

Guilty Until Proven Innocent Part 2Today, I want to address some ideas that I think could possibly help race relations.  If you missed Part 1 to my series Guilty Until Proven Innocent, make sure you read that first to get a better understanding of where I’m coming from. Continue reading “Guilty Until Proven Innocent Part 2”

Guilty Until Proven Innocent Part 1

Guilty Until Proven Innocent Part 1You might think that I made a mistake with the title of this post but I did not.  Presumption of Innocence, or better known as Innocent Until Proven Guilty, is a phrase that is often used not only in the United States but also in many other countries.  It means that a defendant is innocent until proven guilty.  In other words, the prosecution must prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, each essential element of the crime charged.  If reasonable doubt remains, the accused must be acquitted.

While this should be the case, it clearly is not meant for everybody here in the United States. Continue reading “Guilty Until Proven Innocent Part 1”

Listen Up America, We Need to Talk

Romans 15:1

If you are a person trying to understand why black people are upset at the police and why we are protesting, I invite you to read what I have to say that will hopefully address some of the questions that you may have.  And if you’re not trying to understand these things, you’re still invited to read too. Continue reading “Listen Up America, We Need to Talk”

Love and Loss

John 15:13

June 25th is a day that I’ll never forget.  It’s the day that Sage Alexandra James came into this world.  I remember the moment I found out that she even existed when my dear friend Saundretta told me that she and her husband Aaron were expecting a baby.  Sage’s mom is a great friend of mine who is intelligent, beautiful, and a wonderful advocate of Global Education.  I was thrilled and I even think I experienced sympathy pregnancy as I began to gain weight during Saundretta’s pregnancy. Continue reading “Love and Loss”