Erica Garner has died at the age of 27. The loss of this remarkable young African-American woman is incalculable. She was a tireless activist and a mother of two.
The shooting deaths of two police officers in Brooklyn this past weekend is a tragedy, but so is the fact that women die every day at the hands of men.
There is a tension at the #BlackLivesMatter protests in D.C., not between police and protester, but between grassroots and local activists and the liberal agenda.
We may be outraged by the latest racist outrage, this time in New York. But what do we do about it?
Another police killing of an unarmed man of colour. Another grand jury deciding not to indict: Not for murder. Not for manslaughter. Not for assault. Not even for reckless endangerment.