| Sep 8, 2014
| 9:36 AM
When asked for 2014 expectations, Lafayette quarterback Drew Reed last month said: "That's something I try not to think about. I don't read the blogs, the Internet things, don't watch the videos or what people have to say about me or the team. It's...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 3:18 PM
Thousands of people marched peacefully through Staten Island on Saturday, chanting “No justice, no peace” and “I can’t breathe” as they protested the death of Eric Garner, who died after a New York police officer subdued...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 9:24 PM
The controversial death of a New York City man who was placed in a chokehold by police was formally ruled a homicide Friday, a move that will almost certainly place the officers in front of a grand jury and heighten tensions between residents and the...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 4:08 PM
As a 52-year-old, African-American woman who has devoted her life to a ministry of human rights and community building, my heart is burdened by the senseless death of Michael Brown, 18, at the hands of a police officer in Ferguson, Mo.
| Aug 13, 2014
| 3:31 PM
Amadou Diallo. Manuel Loggins Jr. Ronald Madison. Sean Bell. Eric Garner. And now, Michael Brown.
All of them were black men who died at the hands of law enforcement officers.
They are a handful of such cases since 1999, when Diallo, an unarmed man...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 10:21 AM
The day after the George Zimmerman verdict, I hadn't cried for Trayvon Martin yet. I was still stunned, kind of punch drunk from injustice. I walked into Starbucks after hearing about the demonstrations and passionate protests on Trayvon's behalf, and...
| Sep 8, 2013
So much had been made in the preseason about the experience on Lafayette’s offensive line. Five starters returning … all of them stronger than ever because of their weight room regimen … even some virtual guarantees by the players that.....
| Sep 1, 2013
I’d like to try to keep track weekly of how the Lafayette football opponents are doing. Here’s the Week 1 report. SACRED HEART (1-0) – Defeated Marist 37-21. SHU 234 yds rushing, 201 passing. Rushing plays, 53; pass plays, 34.......
| Aug 19, 2012
| 5:00 AM
What happened to Chavis Carter?
It is a pregnant question, potentially even an explosive one. Carter died of a gunshot wound to the temple on the last Saturday in July, but the question about his death has only grown louder and more urgent since then. It...
| Mar 21, 2012
Although I have obsessively read and re-read news stories about Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old Miami boy shot dead last month by a self-proclaimed neighborhood-watch captain in a Sanford community, I haven't been able to watch any television coverage...
| May 12, 2008
Which was the most fevered lunge for self-promotion by a power player? 1. Gov. David Paterson saying he couldn???t condone civil-disobedience that halted traffic in protest of the Sean Bell shooting case. 2. Democrat Tracey Cline ??? after winning a......