Learning From Ferguson 

Demonstrations of support for far-away victims are less important than taking care of our issues here in Memphis.

Almost seven years ago, I stood under a clear, blue September sky in Jena, Louisiana, as more than 20,000 African Americans flooded the streets of that rustic community in protest of the conviction of six teenagers for the alleged beating of a…

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