2015 | Vernā Myers

Vernā Myers


11 Nov 2015

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I had mixed feelings as I watched University of Missouri President, Tim Wolfe, stand before the cameras and deliver his mild mannered mea culpa and ultimate resignation. I was glad that finally someone this high up was being made to account for an institution’s failure to listen to and take seriously the concerns of their black students. But President Wolfe’s lowered head, his measured a...
09 Nov 2015

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When the latest horrific act of excessive, out of control violence by a police officer against a young black girl at Spring Valley High School hit CNN and the social media loops, did you think about withdrawing from the fight, exhausted and overwhelmed by it all? Did you want to distance yourself from the pain and anger? Or did you ask yourself how you would have been able to deal with t...
23 Jul 2015

A Tribute to the Charleston 9
The Confederate flag has come down from the state capitol building in South Carolina and many people have applauded the raised consciousness, conviction and the action of South Carolinians that made it possible to topple the divisive symbol. I am concerned however about how quickly our nation will forget the innocent lives that were sacrificed for this revelation and change. The Klu K...
21 Jul 2015

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I know that I am not the only one that has noticed the pattern. On Thursday, James Holmes, a 27-year old white man, was found guilty of the murder of 12 people (70 others were wounded) in a Colorado theater shooting in 2012. Dylan Roof, a 21-year old white man, has confessed to murdering in cold blood nine parishioners of Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, South Carolina in June of thi...
22 Jun 2015

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What are we to do? I am still in shock about the killing of nine parishioners at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina by a young white gunman who apparently wrote a manifesto of racial hatred born of deep ignorance. I know that, like me, many people are still trying to find a way to process this tragedy which is quite difficult as we are sucked in by the 24-hour news c...
07 May 2015

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It is with great pleasure that I welcome guest blogger Cristina Hernandez as a contributor to my blog. Cristina is VP of Business Development and is an extremely talented member of my team. I hope you enjoy her words as much as I do. Vernā By Cristina Hernandez Our country is talking about death. The tragic deaths of black men at the hands of police – Freddie Gray, Michael Brown...