"No Country for Young Children"
by Cheo Tyehimba Taylor
12-22-2012 4:08 (EST)
Michael Moore recently tweeted there have been 61 mass killings in America (many on school campuses) since Columbine. The evidence is clear and compelling. Despite the national outcry and mourning we'll do as a result of the tragic massacre in Newtown, Conn, where 20 children and six adults were gunned down, sadly, in a few months America will continue, to paraphrase a popular Hollywood movie title, be "no country for young children."
That is, unless we do something drastically different.
"From NewTown to a New Nation"
by Greg Hodge
12-22-2012 3:54 (EST)
When the mass killings of innocents in a Connecticut school house happened one week ago, the nation was shocked. Again. As Gil Scott Heron, once said in referring to a pardon given to the criminal President, Richard Nixon, "Said they're going to slap his wrists, gonna' retire him with $850,000...And America was "shocked"...America leads the world in shocks. Unfortunately, America does not lead the world in deciphering the cause of shock".
"Dear Lil Moma"
by Bryan Echols
12-22-2012 4:01 (EST)
Just a few days ago you may have heard that 20 first graders were shot and killed by a young man your age or a little older. There are moms and dads who will never see their little ones alive again. Ever. And that is an absolute tragedy. A child is the greatest gift that can be given and you have one, that I could visibly see. I have no children of my own, but I lost a few in the past, so I can somewhat relate to how those parents may be feeling, but you my love have a son, one you can see and hold; a son who you do not seem to treat kindly at all.