Teenagers aren’t terrible, we’ve just neglected them

This article originally appeared in the February 25, 2016 issue of the Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper  When I was a teenager (about 10 years ago) there was always something for me to do. I was privileged enough to have the opportunity to participate in a multitude of activities at Ben Davis High School (marching band, speech Read More


Yes, the body cam bill definitely has some issues

This column originally appeared in the January 28, 2016 issue of the Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper.  Let me preface this by saying I am not an expert on law or politics. I would, however, consider myself a concerned citizen. Last week, several local and statewide organizations voiced their frustrations surrounding House Bill 1019, a piece of Read More


Humanizing Victims of Violent Crime

Please forgive the use of the word ‘humanize’ in my title. I don’t mean to imply that victims of violent crime are inhuman, or less human than those who haven’t been victimized. However, after visiting a homicidal crime memorial last week and listening to the stories of those who have lost family members due to Read More