The Day After Alton Sterling Was Killed…A Personal Response

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If we stand by and keep silent are we as bad as the action itself.  Evil flourishes when good men do nothing.





The Last Dance

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Tonight I arrived home late and pulled my car into the driveway.  After turning off the engine, I heard the sound of the whirring fan from the upstairs window, informing me that my husband Alex was fast asleep with our pups.  I sat for a moment and scrolled through my Facebook feed, a soft wind whispering to me through the windows of my car.  Noticing that a video of Anderson Cooper in Orlando was trending, I hit the play button and sat back in my seat.  As he read the names of the 49 people who lost their lives in the tragedy at Pulse nightclub, I found myself, for the first time since the incident, sobbing.