Sikivu Hutchinson: Black Lives Matter Los Angeles has a particular frame around the value of all black lives mattering; showing that black trans lives matter, black women’s lives matter, black disabled lives matter and black immigrant lives matter.
Herbert Dyer, Jr.: Indeed, if he had his druthers, Gingrich would apply the Giuliani-Bloomberg-Bratton policing model applied nationwide. He specifically pointed to Chicago, Obama’s (and my) beleaguered hometown.
Carl Mathes: I predict that Pope Francis will continue to challenge all in the Catholic Church to accept his view “that homosexuals have gifts to offer the Church,” repeating Catholic teaching that “every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided.”
Sincere T. Kirabo: #BlackLivesMatter is more than a hashtag – it’s a movement. I don’t think it’s right to put it on par with the African American Civil Rights Movement of yesteryear, but there are obvious similarities.
Herbert Dyer, Jr: This movement must not rest and must not retreat. It must not take even the slightest respite. It may acknowledge the two cops’ deaths – but within the context and during the continuing protests.
Irene Monroe: Just as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people transformed the pejorative term “queer” into a positive word of self-reference, Christians transformed the word “Christian” into one of self-reverence.
David Love: The truth is that the anti-brutality protests are not about death, but about life and the right to live that life without feeling it is threatened by those who vowed to serve and protect us.
Carole Bartolotto: The problem with concluding that GMOs are safe is that the argument for their safety rests solely on animal studies. These studies are offered as evidence that the debate over GMOs is over. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Mary Beth Fielder: Replacing your lawn with natives is a win-win-win-win. Restore the eco-system and bring back the native birds, bees and insects, save water, save money and create something beautiful in the process.