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Recently, my little sister relayed to me a conversation she had with a friend, who I will call Katy. They were discussing the grand jury's failure to indict Darren Wilson for killing Mike Brown. ...
by raanspach
Comment Count 26 comments on Fri Jan 02, 2015 at 01:04 PM PST with 31 Recommends
From the Guardian , Wednesday morning… [http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/dec/24/federal-review-michael-brown-eric-garner-crawford-hamilton Federal officials may use little-known civil ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 77 comments on Thu Dec 25, 2014 at 07:44 PM PST with 228 Recommends
We have seen more leadership for justice in America in the last few months than we have seen since 2008. Maybe it started with Rev. Barber and the Moral Mondays in North Carolina, then spread to ...
by StewartAcuff
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Dec 18, 2014 at 07:21 AM PST with 3 Recommends
"And the sooner we both acknowledge this, the sooner we can begin to address the problem. So let’s talk." I came across an amazing article by Rachel Shadoan in Medium.com by Human Parts . The ...
by Leslie Salzillo
Comment Count 43 comments on Thu Dec 11, 2014 at 11:05 PM PST with 38 Recommends
Who better to ask about the injustices in our Nation than someone who lives outside of it? This article “ Ask An American: Explaining Ferguson, Eric Garner And Tamir Rice To Canadians ” has come ...
by thinkingblue
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Dec 10, 2014 at 06:46 AM PST with 5 Recommends
Video Published on Dec 6, 2014 I hope all these peaceful demonstrations will help make it safer for young black males to walk the streets of so-called ...
by thinkingblue
Comment Count 4 comments on Sat Dec 06, 2014 at 11:42 AM PST with 5 Recommends
...Lets discuss this... American Chokehold #Art #EricGarner #...
by Onomastic
Comment Count 88 comments on Sat Dec 06, 2014 at 07:23 AM PST with 156 Recommends
Like many Kossacks, I have posted about Michael Brown and Ferguson. Like Jon Stewart, I was left speechless by the Grand Jury decision about Eric Garner, briefly. I have since found my words, and ...
by Woody25
Comment Count 6 comments on Sun Dec 07, 2014 at 01:55 PM PST with 3 Recommends
The last year or so I have watched incidents of racially-based police brutality and violence and have not added my own voice and my own perspective. The reason for this is simple. I'm weary of ...
by cabaretic
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Dec 04, 2014 at 08:25 AM PST with 5 Recommends
The breath of my people is choked, strangled...
by Onomastic
Comment Count 91 comments on Thu Dec 04, 2014 at 09:56 AM PST with 137 Recommends
When exceptions have become the rule, it's time to change the rule. Fairness is a concept so simple you don't even have to be human to perceive it. Try to give one pet a treat while ignoring another.
by FarWestGirl
Comment Count 9 comments on Thu Dec 04, 2014 at 10:12 AM PST with 12 Recommends
“At this point it looked like he was almost bulking up to run through the shots, like it was making him mad that I’m shooting at him.” Are African-American men superhuman? Sadly for them, no.
by draghnfly
Comment Count 3 comments on Sat Nov 29, 2014 at 12:04 PM PST with 11 Recommends
And away we go again. Yet another Black person gets shot for dubious reasons and his slaying isn't seen to be much of an issue by our judicial system. The trial to indict Officer Darren Wilson ...
by Ticorules
Comment Count 11 comments on Fri Nov 28, 2014 at 02:00 PM PST with 25 Recommends
by Matt Bors
Comment Count 21 comments on Wed Nov 26, 2014 at 08:12 AM PST with 76 Recommends
Seriously. Hint, murderers, nobody talks like that! No, please listen to me, Hollywood will not even take that script. Zimmerman: "He was on top of my…I shot him, and I didn't think I hit him ...
by JoanMar
Comment Count 87 comments on Tue Nov 25, 2014 at 09:03 PM PST with 104 Recommends
The grand jury in St. Louis County refused to return an indictment on police officer Darren Wilson, who killed the African-American young man Michael Brown. The original offense by young Brown ...
by StewartAcuff
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue Nov 25, 2014 at 06:56 AM PST with 4 Recommends
On the day that I happened to visit Tallahassee last summer, a group of student activists who call themselves The Dream Defenders were going into their 3rd week of physically occupying the lobby to ...
by Virally Suppressed
Comment Count 3 comments on Sun Nov 02, 2014 at 07:00 AM PST with 6 Recommends
So in Florida, it seems that it is perfectly ok to stalk and shoot a 17 year old black kid armed with Ice Tea and Skittles, but apparently shooting a 400 lb black bear that is trashing your house ...
by peterfallow
Comment Count 9 comments on Mon Oct 27, 2014 at 03:50 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
I have a pop quiz for you. Can you name one young white victim of violence who has been publicly humiliated or degraded by tens of thousands of African Americans online or by key African-American ...
by Shaun King
Comment Count 153 comments on Tue Oct 21, 2014 at 04:19 PM PDT with 185 Recommends
Rico Gray, a self-admitted abusive husband and boyfriend, took the stand Monday in a Jacksonville, Florida courtroom. He was there for Marissa Alexander's upcoming trial, to answer new pre-trial ...
by Leslie Salzillo
Comment Count 51 comments on Tue Oct 21, 2014 at 05:35 AM PDT with 59 Recommends