DC police disproportionately target black people for minor violations: study | WTOP

Black residents in the District are disproportionately arrested for minor violations, despite making up less than half of the population, according to a study by two watchdog groups. Black people make up 47% of D.C.’s population but accounted for 86% of all arrests in the District — ten times the arrest rate of white residents, according to a study by D.C.’s ACLU office and the … Continue reading DC police disproportionately target black people for minor violations: study | WTOP

How Cross Stitching Developed My Creativity and Self-Discipline

Cross Stitching was never really my thing but I found this etsy store that made me reconsider. I bought the pattern but haven’t attempted it yet. Check out the store call dirty cross stitch and yes there are swear words and some mature themes, so you have been warned. They are also edgy and modern. Read about the benefits below and then click on the … Continue reading How Cross Stitching Developed My Creativity and Self-Discipline

Michigan city moves to criminalize calling 911 on people of color who are just living their lives

DAMN. “In 2018, police across the United States have been urged to investigate black people for doing all kinds of daily, mundane, noncriminal activities. This year alone, police have been called on African-Americans for: Operating a lemonade store Golfing too slowly Waiting for a friend at Starbucks Barbecuing at a park Working out at a gym Campaigning door to door Moving into an apartment Mowing … Continue reading Michigan city moves to criminalize calling 911 on people of color who are just living their lives

Hey everyone! I will return soon

Hello All, I have been very busy. Life intruded and then I needed to recover from that. I am currently working on my new music (both band stuff and solo projects) and building my new business.  I am stressed but excited. But stay tuned for more Elle in your inbox. I am going to post links to my band She’s So Quiet, we had a … Continue reading Hey everyone! I will return soon

Elle Cast: Episode 2

Originally posted on Alert. Aware. Mindful.:
Here is the second episode and we are talking about Race, sexuality, and poverty. I am including some of the techniques or activities I use to de-stress, in dealing with my regular life stress and the additional frustration I feel encountering or witnessing  discrimination. You can download it here  or stream it if there are issues, iPhone users can download here … Continue reading Elle Cast: Episode 2

Carolyn Hax: When you’re burning out on the world falling apart – The Washington Post

Please read below CONCRETE advice on how to stay informed but within YOUR boundaries to keep your calm. https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/carolyn-hax-when-youre-burning-out-on-the-world-falling-apart/2019/01/31/7c9bd16c-241d-11e9-81fd-b7b05d5bed90_story.html?utm_term=.fa4e9228ca48 Continue reading Carolyn Hax: When you’re burning out on the world falling apart – The Washington Post