that boy

we spoke we met we were honest we held hands we held thumbs we met we kissed fell asleep woke and we kissed again

since Sean Bell, No Drinking & Shooting goes unnoticed

After the widespread criticism and public outcry following the shooting and killing of Mr. Sean Bell, NYPD Commissioner established a committee to review the Internal Affairs Bureau (which is in place to investigate… Continue reading

Rikers Island Prison Complex

I am ashamed to say I have only been to Rikers Island once… Friday December 11, 2009. Thankfully not as an inmate, but for a counsel visit to discuss a case with one… Continue reading

Rikers Island Prison Complex

I am ashamed to say I have only been to Rikers Island once… Friday December 11, 2009. Thankfully not as an inmate, but for a counsel visit to discuss a case with one… Continue reading

Frustrated Practice

My mind is flooded with frustrations about my practice. While starting a post on the talented artists of Horizon Academy at Rikers Island, I suddenly started thinking about the parents who don’t bail… Continue reading

Leave the Black & Latino Boys in Jail

Friday November 20, 2009 I worked night arraignments & of course represented several teenage boys (all black & latino) for varying petty offenses. One particular case involved three 16 yr old boys at… Continue reading

Fund IOLA, or else… no food, no shelter, no jobs, no healthcare

No food, no shelter, no jobs, no healthcare. This is what the people of NYC have been struggling with for what seems like forever. ¬†From a lack of supermarkets in our poor and… Continue reading

Kill the “Slut”

While on Twitter yesterday, I noticed a tweet by a Soror of mine that I follow. It said “Teen sluts on tyra #priceless”… followed by another tweet saying ¬†“Girl says she’s been trickin… Continue reading

“Good” Hair – A Global Issue

So here I am in Canada with one of my closest friends and sorority sisters, Sherema. We came to relax, enjoy time away from the dirt and grime of NYC (and shhhh! to… Continue reading

Snitches don’t get Stitches… Battered Women Do

Yesterday the New York Senate set up a panel to determine whether or not State Senator Hiram Monserrate shall be sanction, face expulsion, or both. If you aren’t familiar, Senator Monserrate is that… Continue reading