Nancy has been a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly since November 2014. Before then, she wrote at her own blog, Horizons, for almost a decade.
Nancy holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology/Social Studies/Secondary Education and a master’s degree in Theology/Marriage and Family Therapy. She provided counseling and therapy in various settings before becoming the executive director of a nonprofit organization whose mission focused on juvenile crime prevention.
We all know by now that Chuck Todd thinks of President Obama as The Stranger. That narrative fits pretty well for a lot of DC pundits who see him as aloof, cold, distant and remote. But I suspect that description would come as a surprise to the young people of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal… Read more »
Darren Wilson made if very plain in his testimony before the grand jury that he was afraid of Michael Brown. As a matter of fact, his entire case is based on whether or not people believe that to be true. We also know that the officers who shot and killed 12 year-old Tamir Rice assumed… Read more »
I’m thinking its good karma that has me posting my first one of these on the day that we have a full moon. That’s because it gives me an excuse to post one of my favorite pieces of music – Clair De Lune. Whenever I listen to this (I mean REALLY listen), I get the… Read more »
Once again we find ourselves reckoning with the reality that we live in a country where justice is applied unequally. But the truth is – unequal justice is no justice as all. To keep our “eyes on the prize,” it might be helpful to step back and envision just what it is we mean by… Read more »
From Darren Wilson’s testimony, after the altercation in the car was over and Michael Brown had started to run away, he says this: When he stopped, he turned, looked at me, made like a grunting noise and had the most intense, aggressive face I’ve ever seen on a person. The only way I can describe… Read more »