When Chris Met Katrina
The boat whistled it’s way through the waters and soon the screams of the women faded. The air was now filled with the constant yells of families sitting on roofs screaming for help. They approached Memorial Medical Center and Chris decided to seek refuge there. As he got closer, he could see through the lobby window hundreds of people camped inside. Every seat was occupied and people were…
Love for Louisiana, Re-membering Katrina
August 29, 2005 marks the day the world has now recorded as one of the deadliest hurricanes to hit the United States. Hurricane Katrina struck the poorest region in this country, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. She changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.
The following story was inspired by an interview I conducted with my neighbor. He moved to Los Angeles after losing…
Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart.
— Fyodor Dostoyevsky (via purplebuddhaproject)
Parents of Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis Share Their Loss at the United Nations
Sitting in meetings in the United Nation’s ornate Wilson Palace by the shores of Lake Geneva in the shadow of the Alps seems an odd place to discuss racial discrimination in the United States.
But the problems of racial discrimination quickly hit home at an event earlier this week that hosted the parents of Travon Martin and Jordan Davis, two unarmed young black men killed by armed white men claiming to be acting in self-defense. Made all the more powerful as it came on the heels of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., their affecting and often harrowing testimony immediately erased the distance between Switzerland and the United States. It made the discrimination present and underscored the importance of the work being done here at the U.N.’s review of the U.S. record of racial discrimination.
YASSS!!! The world needs call the US out on its shit!!!
So crucially important.