As I wrote about in last week’s eZine I’m holding out hope that we are mid-process (as individuals, cities, regions, countries and the world-at-large) in working out our various issues and problems. Or at least moving them up the vibrational scale a bit. Call me Pollyanna, but as a dedicated Process Worker I gotta hold onto hope that humanity and decency will eventually prevail.
Sometimes things get worse before they get better. In getting worse they bring attention to things that have been festering that need to be changed.
Below are a couple of recent interviews that brought me hope and even some excitement … strong voices expressing their truth.
Charlie Rose: The Charlie Rose interview has a great line up: Sherrily-Ifill of NAACP’s Legal Defense and Education Fund (speaking about Baltimore). And also Toya Graham and her son Michael (who rose to fast fame as the Mom who dressed down her son for attempting to join the rioters). Plus the iconic Toni Morrison (loved hearing how the part that writes her work is very different from the part who does PR for it).
Media Mayhem: And, here is an episode of Media Mayhem of TheLip TV with host Allison Hope Weiner. Police brutality from Baltimore to Ferguson and Oakland is discussed with retired LAPD Sgt. Cheryl Dorsey, who sheds light on why abuse and entitlement have prevented cops from protecting and serving the public. The death of Freddie Gray, reason why Darren Wilson went too far in Ferguson, and underlying trend of ‘shoot first’ has taken hold in modern police departments in America is all discussed. We also learn about her own experience joining the LAPD and her rising through the ranks in a climate that frequently treated her with suspicion, and the complex issues that continue to surround black police officers.