In November, 2021, a Georgia state court found three men guilty of murdering Ahmaud Aubrey. Travis McMichael shot him, his father accompanied this, and Bryan took a video of this horrific event happening. Each of the three men, Travis Michael, his father George McMichael, and their neighbor, William Bryan received life prison sentences. They were … Read moreReflections on the aftermath of Ahmaud Abrey’s murder: Hate Crimes Convictions, Race-based Trauma, and Resultant Hope
Last week, a leaked audio recording from October 2021captured former LA city Council President Nury Martinez making racist and demeaning remarks about Black people, indigenous immigrants from Oaxaca, Mexico, as well as Jewish and Armenian people. Martinez was talking with other LA City Council Members Gil Cedillo, and Kevin de Leon; also present was Ron … Read moreCity of Angels: Racism among Powerful L.A. Politicians
Jazz Therapy-“Soothing the Soul” Introduction I am a licensed therapist with lifelong interests in Jazz, spirituality, and current events, especially civil rights and women’s, issues (which are more comprehensively human issues). This newsletter/blog is an effort to incorporate all of these subjects into a basic goal of leading a more meaningful and thoughtful life. Or, … Read moreWhat is Jazz Therapy?