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Word of the Week: #Accountability

Last week about 30 minutes before the verdict was announced in the trial of Derek Chauvin the former Minneapolis police officer, who was found guilty of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, another tragic event occurred in Columbus, Ohio.

Police responded to a frantic 911 call that a female was trying to stab them. When officer Nicholas Reardon arrived he found a 16-year old girl, Ma’Khia Bryant, wielding a knife, missing at an attempt to stab one girl, then turning to stab another girl pinned against a car. Continue reading


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Word of the Week: Accountability

Today is Martin Luther King Jr Day. It is a national holiday, signed into law by President Reagan in 1983 to celebrate the life and work of the slain civil rights leader. The holiday is observed on the third Monday of January, but today it actually falls on his birthday, January 15.

While King’s legacy is his fight for justice, equality, and peace through non-violent resistance, he preached personal accountability, not only to his African American brothers and sisters but to all people. Continue reading

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What’s The Difference Between Accountability and Responsibility?

I’m working on a three-part series called “The Character of a Man.”  I began  listing words that had to do with character to see if I could make the series into an acrostic spelling C H A R A C T E R.  (I know that’s a big surprise to those who know me well!)

I was trying to decide between“responsibility” and “accountability.” As I was talking to my wife, Norma Jean, about the project she said, “You know there’s a difference between accountability and responsibility?”  Continue reading


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