Annual West Coast Fires; Will It Ever End?

Last November the state of California and a coalition of 22 other states and cities including Washington DC challenged the Trump administration’s move to take away their ability to set stricter emiRead More…

Racism in America Today; Is It All About Race or Should We Follow The Money?

In 1619 a Dutch sheep landed in the Virginia colonies with 20 Africans captured from Angola. This was the first recorded shipment of slaves to any of the lands constituting present day USA. This howeRead More…

Does Black Lives Matter not care about “Broken Fatherless Black families?”

I have realised that anytime BLM and protesters react to police brutality, detractors always point to various “whataboutisms”. Many would ask “what about black on black crime.?” “What aboutRead More…

Racialized Policing, Is it a Societal Problem or a Police Issue?

As a physician I have taken care of many recently incarcerated persons. Most of these guys were not armed robbers or even drug offenders as the media may suggest. These were almost all black or brownRead More…

Good bye Alex, Tribute to a Friend and Medical Colleague

‘Teach us good Lord to number our days that we will apply our hearts to wisdom’ Psalm 90:1-2 For many of us our journey with Alex started in October 1991. This was for us, the beginning of an Read More…

Police Brutality against Blacks, Is it Racism or Implicit Bias?

There have been more than enough innocent black people’s lives lost at the hands of the US police force. The numbers are so overwhelming I would not try to give you a quantity lest I be called out Read More…

Let my people go, Why America has failed to live up to the Emancipation Proclamation?

On January 1st 1863 approaching the third year of the Civil War President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. The proclamation declared “that all persons held as slaves” within the Read More…

Is This Christianity or Just Another Reality TV Show?

“I AM OUTRAGED! I CANNOT BELIEVE WHAT MY EYES HAVE SEEN THIS EVENING.” – Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington Mariann Edgar Budde’s response to the President’s actions: “The PresidenRead More…

Stop and Frisk Policing; Did it Make our Community Safer?

For many years the city of New York congratulated Mayors, Rudy Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg for making them safer. Their success was attributed to a policing practice that was later described as raRead More…