Category Archives: Balm in Gilead

Four Little Girls

Every year, since 2012, I have posted this piece I wrote.  In light of today’s racial unrest, particularly from the campaign trail, we need to hear these words more today than  ever. By Vince Gonzales, September, 2012   Four little … Continue reading

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There is a Balm in Gilead

I am heartbroken by the events this week at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina. For too long, we have seen incidents which have inflamed our communities of color. Police shootings in Ferguson, Baltimore, Albuquerque, Salinas, and Dallas … Continue reading

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