How the Third Reconstruction is playing out in St. Louis

Published in the St. Louis American, March 2, 2023   Peniel Joseph calls it the Third Reconstruction. His latest book of the same name chronicles the cyclical and violent white backlash to Black progress in this country. You can see the highly coordinated, racist strategy being carried out across the country now—just as it has […]

How police created their own problems

Published by St. Louis American, February 18, 2023 Nearly 25 years ago when the Coalition Against Police Crimes & Repression formed, one of its three demands was that police officers must be recruited from the communities they served. The purpose is to hire more African Americans for these public service positions. Over the years, the […]

A class in prosecutorial corruption

Published in St. Louis American, January 17, 2023 The Honorable David C. Mason made the wise decision last month to allow Lamar Johnson’s hearing to be livestreamed. The world had a ring-side seat to the prosecutorial corruption that was rampant in the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s office during the crack-cocaine epidemic. This was a time […]