Lest we forget, there may not have been a big story about a new murder of a young, black man (that I'm aware of) but we still have a problem in the country with paranoid, armed racists. And every day that the killers of Trayvon and Michael and Eric and all the others walk free, Lady Liberty continues to choke on all the blood that has been spilled.
Nineteen-year old Cree woman Helen Betty Osborne was murdered by 4 white men November 13, 1971. Osborne’s death and case have been labelled a “conspiracy of silence”. We hounour Helen Betty Osborne this week on blackcoffeepoet.com via an Opinion Editorial, a Letter, and a Poem, all written by 3 Cree women: Robyn Bourgeois, Megan Bertasson, and Marilyn Dumont. CLICK on the LINKS within the Op Ed to learn more about the Epidemic of Violence Against Aboriginal Women.