The Counted

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Korryn Davies, 23, now among The Counted

In memory of Korryn Gaines, who was killed today in front of her 5 year old son by Baltimore police, please take a moment and look at The Counted. Published by The GuardianThe Counted is an online database of people killed by police in the U.S. It appears Korryn Gaines will be number 631 in 2016.

The police officers involved attempted to arrest Korryn for failing to appear in court to answer nonviolent traffic charges.

Give Against Violence

Photo courtesy of cureviolence.org/the-interrupters/

Photo courtesy of cureviolence.org/the-interrupters/

This holiday season, consider a gift that works for a better world. There are many excellent organizations working hard to reduce violence in our neighborhoods, our cities and throughout our country. Here are three nonprofits that have brought more peace to the places we live.

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After the Verdict: “Where do we go From Here?” Real Gun Control

Courtesy KissFM104.com

Atlanta Vigil for Trayvon Martin. Courtesy KissFM104.com

We are still shocked, heartbroken and aghast at the criminalization of Trayvon Martin and acquittal of a known violent man. Instead of stewing let’s use our pain as the momentum for activism. This is the third of a multi-part series that addresses the question on everyone’s mind: “Where do we go from here?”

How was a man with a pattern of violent behavior and record of mental illness allowed to possess a weapon and conceal it? How is he still allowed these rights?

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Use Hope and Imagination as Weapons

[Photo courtesy Cleveland Magazine] Jesse Jackson works as campaign aide to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Cleveland to help elect Carl Stokes, first Black mayor of large American city.

[Photo courtesy Cleveland Magazine] Jesse Jackson works as campaign aide to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Cleveland to help elect Carl Stokes, first Black mayor of large American city.

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