Unarmed and Dangerous

By Steve Ross I just watched a(nother) unarmed man get gunned down, backed away from, and left to bleed out, suffer, and die. This time with a birds eye view; swirling overhead like a vulture waiting for soon (and sure) come death.  Eerily I listened, as the pilot of a helicopter plays sovereign and pronounces […]

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Posted by Debbie Wright
Transitions

Since commonGood was formed in early 2009, I’ve been looking forward to this day.  I’m proud to announce that Christopher Bates has assumed the role of executive director for commonGood.  Chris has been a coach and a church planter, working with teams of leaders to form strong lives and healthy souls.  He has a resilient […]

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Posted by Debbie Wright
The War on Drugs as the War on the Poor

By Melba Scott Melba Scott is a proud mother and grandmother. After working in a variety of capacities, she is now semi-retired and thinking about tutoring young children again. She enjoys reading, writing, and Bible study, and attends the Madison Street Church, Riverside, CA.  “The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid “dens […]

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Posted by Debbie Wright
Hidden from View: The Plight of Girls in Juvenile Detention

- Sara Burback served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the glorious nation of Kazakhstan, where, in addition to teaching English, she developed a keen interest in democracy, human rights, and freedom of speech (or lack thereof) in the former Soviet Union. She expanded upon this at the University of Denver’s Korbel School of International Studies, […]

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Posted by Debbie Wright
And Who Is My Neighbor?

In this issue we focus on the racism that is upheld and nurtured by people and by systems- prison systems, laws, and common (mis) perceptions. Coming on the heels of a vituperative election where racist and prejudiced remarks were uttered and supported and now a four-year presidency that has many fearful of their safety and […]

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Posted by Debbie Wright