Sandra Bland trooper Brian Encinia: Perjury case dismissed – CNN.com

  Of course, it was. This way no one has to go to jail.No accountability found or given. That is my country. Philando, Trayvon, Michael, and Sandy. For some of us, America is good, others it may even be great, but it NEEDS IMPROVEMENT to say the absolute least. The fact is, juries can’t seem to find fault with the police. It reminds me of … Continue reading Sandra Bland trooper Brian Encinia: Perjury case dismissed – CNN.com

Army vet beaten to death after saving two teens – CNN.com

cnn video James Farmer Jr. was asleep in his car in downtown Denver on June 16 when he woke up to a homeless man attacking the two teens. He stepped in to protect them. Police say the suspect, 28-year-old DeJuan Stamps, then turned his attention away from the teenagers and beat Farmer to death. Farmer was living out of his car at the time so … Continue reading Army vet beaten to death after saving two teens – CNN.com

Elle Cast 20: To Paris With Love

Welcome back to Alert, Aware, Mindful. This episode is dedicated to the families and friends of anyone currently suffering from violence in their communities in general and also to Paris in particular.  This episode contains a plea for action instead of wishes upon a star. How charity begins at home and so does both compassion and violence.  This week’s Called to Action segment features a … Continue reading Elle Cast 20: To Paris With Love

Still, nonwhite Americans were about as likely as white Americans to say they hadn’t taken any of the above actions against racism.

Check out this amazing article. You can send the link to the others out there like Bill O’Reilly  who claim we live in a post racial America:   Majority Of White People Say There’s Racism Everywhere, But Not Around Them. Continue reading Still, nonwhite Americans were about as likely as white Americans to say they hadn’t taken any of the above actions against racism.

Searching for Freedom in a “Free” Country

Welcome Back to Alert, Aware, Mindful! This week’s episode focuses on Kalief Browder and prison culture. Topics include: Effects of prison culture on society upon release and why activism is so important to social change. We end with peace and love from one of the greats. He was all about the love. Thanks for listening! Elle Download here and stream below Continue reading Searching for Freedom in a “Free” Country

Elle Cast 10: Stigma in the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave

Greetings All, This episode will focus on the dangers of stigma in our society and how gratitude and appreciation are a choice for better living not just for you but for the people who experience your positivity and well being just by being around you.  There’s a great new song “I Can’t Breathe” by protest band Pussy Riot out of Russia.  It is amazing and … Continue reading Elle Cast 10: Stigma in the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave

Elle Cast 9: Baltimore and Prince

    Greetings All, Welcome back to Alert, Aware, Mindful. Today’s episode concerns my reactions to the recent incidences in Baltimore, which is located 20 minutes from my home town, close to where my parents live now. Thanks for listening, caring, and wanting to go on this journey with me. -Elle Stream or download here Continue reading Elle Cast 9: Baltimore and Prince

Calls For Police Accountability In Death Of Naked Man Anthony Hill

Hill’s death at the hands of a police officer is especially tragic, Anderson said, because he had great respect for law enforcement. When no indictment was issued for police officers in the apparent chokehold death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black Staten Island man who got into a videotaped confrontation with white police officers, Anderson said she expressed anger and frustration with police. But Hill … Continue reading Calls For Police Accountability In Death Of Naked Man Anthony Hill

American Denial | The Roots of Racism | Independent Lens | PBS

In this week’s episode of Alert. Aware. Mindful. (AAM) I will be discussing themes in American Denial | The Roots of Racism | Independent Lens | PBS.  I highly recommend it. It’s interesting and has answers that some of you are looking for in regards to racism in America. Continue reading American Denial | The Roots of Racism | Independent Lens | PBS