‘I’ve Got Nothing Over Here’: Michigan Man Deported By ICE Dies In Baghdad : NPR

“It’s crazy to know that he died alone in a country he’d never been in,” Bolis said. She remembers him as a man with a huge heart. He had been homeless, she said, but even in those difficult circumstances he would call to say he wanted to take her kids to get ice cream. “Jimmy was seriously the most nicest guy,” said Bolis. And he … Continue reading ‘I’ve Got Nothing Over Here’: Michigan Man Deported By ICE Dies In Baghdad : NPR

U.S. Missionary With No Medical Training Sued After Malnourished Ugandan Children Died At Her Center : Goats and Soda : NPR

Gostin adds that while the circumstances of Bach’s case may seem exceptional, he sees her actions as stemming from an attitude many Americans bring to developing countries. “The American cultural narrative is that these countries are basket cases.” And so, says Gostin, Americans assume that whatever their qualifications, they’re sure to be of help. The result, Gostin says, is that everyone from college kids to … Continue reading U.S. Missionary With No Medical Training Sued After Malnourished Ugandan Children Died At Her Center : Goats and Soda : NPR

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