Op/Ed By Dr. E. Faye Williams Esq.
(TriceEdneyWire.com) — As we enter the holiday season, I want to wish my readers, their families and friends the best of health, wealth and the brightest prospect for the coming New Year. In the spirit of the season, my original plan for this week was to present a column that was light-hearted and uplifting, but my spirit of festiveness was overcome by the events of the past week. We’ve been given no room for a casual, much less festive, reflection at this time.
Earlier in the week, I learned more about Laquan McDonald. Unfortunately, he was among the ever-growing list of young Black people who’ve been assassinated on the streets of this nation for no good reason. I can only surmise that my reaction was like millions of others who asked the question, “When will this legally sanctioned murder and brutality end?”