Philippines (NI) – Rodrigo Duterte, the foul-mouthed, iron-fisted president of the Philippines, has unleashed violence on an unprecedented scale. There was a time, not too long ago, when no outsider dared enter Barangay178 in Pasay City in the southern part of…
As I weep over the death of America’s black men, I remember my brother’s struggle for his freedom against unnecessary police searches.
This summer brought too many new videos of black men — Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Phillando Castile in a St. Paul suburb, Terrence Crutcher in Tulsa, Oklahoma — losing their lives at the hands of police officers.
As these videos circulated, I found myself crying new tears. Yet these new tears are filled with old memories.