REFLECTION: What we’ve seen and heard … Black Lives Matter

by Sr. Gwynette Proctor, SND Office of Black Catholics, Archdiocese of Baltimore The past three weeks have awakened a sleeping giant in Baltimore. For some, the incidents brought back horrible memories of a time long past; for others the incidents renewed inherent fears of Baltimore City and Black people in general. For some the incidents … Continue reading REFLECTION: What we’ve seen and heard … Black Lives Matter

REFLECTION: As riots follow Freddie Gray’s death in Baltimore, calls for calm ring hollow

by Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic Rioting broke out on Monday in Baltimore—an angry response to the death of Freddie Gray, a death my native city seems powerless to explain. Gray did not die mysteriously in some back alley but in the custody of the city's publicly appointed guardians of order. And yet the mayor of … Continue reading REFLECTION: As riots follow Freddie Gray’s death in Baltimore, calls for calm ring hollow