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Prolific writer and attorney, Laverne enjoys seeking new challenges, critiquing experiences, and exploring the world through words. You may sign up to follow Laverne on Twitter @GaRuleoflaw.
March 6, 2015
Selma Dreams: Past, Present and Future
There is an iconic picture of Dr. King marching in Selma next to his wife, Coretta, alongside John ...
January 8, 2015
Sapelo Island: Georgia’s Historic Treasure
For years I'd heard about an island near Savannah that is inaccessible by road, and whose natural habitat ...
July 23, 2014
The NAACP and The 21st Century
It's July. I'm in Las Vegas. The temperature is beyond hot, and the wind feels like the air ...
July 15, 2013
Selma: The Future Journey of Footsteps Past
When my husband and I were close to our destination in Alabama, we decided to stop for gas ...
June 5, 2013
Train Travel and Discovering ‘A Voice of the South’
"I remember it cost either five or ten cents to ride the train. It was not too long ...
Trump Names North Korea a State Sponsor of Terrorism
President Donald Trump designated North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism on Monday, opening the door to additional ...
Opioid Crisis Cost Economy $504 Billion in 2015: White House
WASHINGTON—The economic cost of the opioid crisis in 2015 was $504 billion, or 2.8 percent of GDP, according ...
The Ins and Outs of Bitcoin Futures Contracts
Mainstream finance views bitcoin with suspicion, and some people like JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon even think it’s a ...
Inflation, the Hidden Tax
The Federal Reserve (Fed) targets 2 percent inflation and full employment. While this sounds benign, it is part ...