Chokehold of Time_Troy Davis and Georgia

Ten years ago today, September 21, the state of Georgia executed Troy Davis. In 1991 a jury sentenced Davis to death for the August 19, 1989, murder ofSavannah police officer Mark Allen MacPhail in a Burger King parking lot.Without a weapon or any physical evidence, prosecutors relied largely oneyewitness testimony to persuade a jury that […]

Summer of Love | Oxford American

Five days before the 2016 election I proposed to Eliza Borné, my editor at the Oxford American, that in 2016 we, as a nation, had experienced a long-delayed realization of the 1967 Summer of Love, a spiritual awakening made possible through the struggle for racial justice. Whereas in the post 2016 election analysis, some insisted racial politics needed to […]