Daunte Wright was killed by police in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Kimberly Potter, the police officer responsible for his death, reportedly meant to tase the 20-year-old Black father, but confused her taser with her gun and shot him instead, even saying, “ Oh shit. I just shot him.

Now, before the police apologists come out saying Wright had a warrant, or a vaguely criminal record, or the horrifyingly classic, “just comply,” let me be clear- I don’t care. Police officers should never serve as the judge, jury, and executioner during a brief traffic stop. If a police officer cannot tell the…


Here in Louisville, Ky., our Fox news affiliate has a long-standing tradition of broadcasting an editorial Point of View segment. Instead of featuring one of the city’s op-ed writers from the Pultizer Prize-winning Courier-Journal or maybe someone with intimate knowledge of the topical issues being discussed, they pass the mic to the much-needed voice of the people — an old, rich white dude.

Dale Woods, President and General Manager of the station, gets several minutes of airtime to discuss whatever issue he considers most pressing. Usually, it’s some real old man yells at cloud stuff like, “The DMV lines are…


BTA Louisville Supports Calls to Defund the Police and Encourages Holocaust Education Training

As Jews, we understand that the Holocaust did not begin with killing — but with words. This is why we at Bend the Arc: Jewish Action Louisville refuse to stay silent in the face of antisemitism and other forms of bigotry: we deeply understand the potential danger of hateful words and when we say “never again” — we mean it. We are horrified to learn that the Kentucky State Police quoted Hitler’s manifesto of hatred Mein Kampf multiple times in their training.

Aside from the clear indecency…


All eyes are on Louisville after Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced only one officer, Brett Hankison, would be charged with Wanton Endangerment and not for the killing of Breonna Taylor, but for shooting at her apartment complex like Yosemite Sam.

For perspective, Wanton Endangerment is a class D felony. Eighty-seven protestors were arrested and charged with class D felonies when they protested at Daniel Cameron’s home. But the protestors were arrested and charged swiftly, spending much longer than the 32 minutes in jail Hankison served.

The story now is that Louisville is prime for a riot as the National…


First, a disclaimer: I am not a medical professional, a CBD expert, and I am not giving medical advice or making universal health claims about cannabidiol. I’m just a skeptical mom who gave CBD a try and this is strictly based on my personal experience and the evidence available.

When I talk with my mom friends (the real mom friends who keep it real about momming), we’re often plagued with many of the same issues. We’re exhausted. We’re anxious. Our sweet, beautiful children have wrecked our bodies. We’re stressed. Self-care is just a hashtag we use when we’re hiding from…


My husband interrupted my Saturday afternoon of chasing toddlers and landscaping to alert me that our congressman, Trey Hollingsworth, had just knocked on our door.

Hollingsworth has never held a town hall and has not been readily available to speak with his constituents. He’s like a congressional Bigfoot I had never sighted. Although my hair was a mess and I was covered in literal dirt, I couldn’t let the opportunity to share my thoughts pass by.

The 10 lives senselessly lost at Santa Fe High School just the previous day weighed heavily on my heart and mind. I don’t fear…


If you happened to have just recently risen from a coma… do I have some news for you. In the past few years, things have gone absolutely batshit crazy here in the good ol’ U S of A.

The president of the United States is Donald Trump.

Yes, this fucking guy.

And Donald Trump has said and done some truly atrocious things during his time as president. He lies a lot. He’s made many bigoted statements. For many Americans, every day a fresh new Hell is exposed and we’ve perfected internal screaming.

Recently, Trump implemented a policy that forcibly separated families who crossed the…


The mass shooting in Parkland, Fl. rekindled the ongoing debate in our country regarding gun violence and mass shootings. Parents are scared. Students are furious. NRA members are defensive. Everyone has ideas to save us from ourselves.

But of all the proposed solutions — gun control, security measures, common sense reform — one of the most American solutions to our uniquely American problem is gaining traction and some support from President Trump…

Arming the teachers.

Now, let me just say explicitly — this doesn’t make any sense. Carrying a firearm doesn’t suddenly give you superhuman powers. It’s just a gun…


The Twitterverse and political blogs are buzzing with the latest example of First Lady of the United States Melania Trump appearing to be as exasperated with her husband as most Americans are. If you missed it, as the Trumps exited the Tel Aviv tarmac, Donald Trump reaches a hand back for Melania to hold. Without breaking stride, Melania coolly swats it away.

After the past eight years of witnessing countless adorable displays of affection during the Obama administration, the new first couple looks absolutely despondent in comparison. But the Trumps are not the Obamas. …

Farrah Alexander

Author of RAISING THE RESISTANCE: A Mother’s Guide to Practical Activism, available now. Follow her @AuthorFarrah and on AuthorFarrah.com

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