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with Janee Woods

Commitment, Courage and Resistance: Making Real the Promises of Democracy

  The Unitarian Society of Hartford invited me to be their pulpit guest this morning at their special service celebrating the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday, which has fallen … Continue reading

January 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Black Lives Matter Protests Met With Excessive Force in Minneapolis

Shortly after midnight on Sunday, Minneapolis police fatally shot Jamar Clark in the head after apprehending him for allegedly interfering with paramedics who had responded to an assault in which … Continue reading

November 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Waiting for Supergirl

The juxtaposition was startling and heart-wrenching. On TV, I was watching the premier of “Supergirl,” in which a young white female superhero joyfully uses her otherworldly physical strength to defeat … Continue reading

October 30, 2015 · 1 Comment

Reflections on Ferguson: One Year and One Day Later

One year and one day have passed since Michael Brown was murdered by a police officer on the street in Ferguson, Missouri. In some ways, to me, his death feels … Continue reading

September 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Black Lives Still Matter

Only a few weeks ago, we released a tentative sigh of collective relief when Baltimore’s State Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announced the indictment of all six police officers implicated in … Continue reading

June 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

We See You, Smart Black Boys and Girls

Can I be honest with you right now? I am feeling discouraged. The killing of Black people by the police just doesn’t stop. Today, we’re mourning Freddie Gray, who was … Continue reading

May 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Resources for Becoming a Stronger White Ally

If you haven’t seen Dixon D. White’s brave and honest videos about challenging white supremacy in America then go to You Tube right away and subscribe to his channel. Dixon, a … Continue reading

April 17, 2015 · 2 Comments

An Evolution of Social Justice Awareness

  I wasn’t always an activist for social justice. There was a time when I held a plum position as an attorney at a high profile law firm. And then one … Continue reading

February 18, 2015 · 1 Comment