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|Tel Aviv looked like Baltimore today
CNNI was covering in detail racial protests turned violent in Tel Aviv Israel today. While the first video I found of it was from April 30th, the protests continue today in Tel Aviv. The protests ...
|The most racist areas in the United States
Colors changed so the map can be seen by all. Original is below the fold. Click ...
|'Sir, are you injured anywhere?' vs. 'F*ck your breath.' Only one kind of approach provokes riots
No snarky comment here. Not for this image. 'Why?' It's the most useful one word sentence in the English language. It's how we begin the search for causes, for understanding, for truth. We have to ...
|On 'riots' and roots
Langston Hughes' poem, " Harlem " has been floating around in my head, as I watch footage from Baltimore. What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like ...
|Denise Oliver Velez||05/03/2015||186|
|R.I.P. A Garden Grew in Oakland Today.
Oscar Grant Plaza filled Saturday afternoon with a couple hundred people come to the first #BlackSpring event in Oakland. The organizers came up with a great idea, an its already spread across the ...
|Shocking Facts for Anti-Blacks
Has anyone visited the comment section of an MSN news story, which involved police brutality of blacks, or just blacks? If you have, you probably noticed an ill feeling in your gut as you read the ...
|Nigerian Army Rescues 234 More Girls Today, Bringing Week's Total to 677
(photo credit: Stephen Melkisethian ) From AP via The Huffington Post : LAGOS, Nigeria — Nigeria's ...
|Baltimore Prosecutor Mosby: Not Holding Bad Cops Accountable is a Disservice to Good Cops
After issuing Murder Indictments against the Officers who Killed Freddie Gray just 24 hrs after receiving the case from the Baltimore PD , when talking to CNN's Don Lemon, yeah Don Lemon, Maryland ...
|Frank Vyan Walton||05/01/2015||76|
|Become Maladjusted to Injustice! MBOPRA, STDDs, Week 35
If there is one name that has been uttered more often than Freddie Gray's over the past week, it has been that of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. We know that the criminal, heartless Right Wing ...
|Black Kos, Week In Review
Commentary: African American Scientists and Inventors by Black Kos Editor, Sephius1 John P. Parker (1827 – February 4, 1900) was an African-American abolitionist, inventor, iron moulder and ...
|UPDATE x2: HOLY CRAP. Baltimore FOP channels their inner Frank Nitti
This may seem a bit self-centered since my other diary is already at the top of the Rec list, but a couple people suggested that my update deserves it's own diary as well to ensure maximum exposure, ...
|Beyond Baltimore and Freddie Gray: How Race Riots and Theft Made White America
Baltimore’s young people responded to the police theft of Freddie Gray’s life with protests that eventually grew into a spasm of violence. While the direct motivator, Gray’s death is not the ...
|The knights who say "Ni-gro".
Took a while but I finally found my visual metaphor.
|UPDATED: Asst Wayne Cty prosecutor re: Baltimore protesters: "Shoot em. Period. End of discussion."
Originally posted at Eclectablog.com . Shoot 'em? Teana Walsh, an assistant Wayne County, Michigan prosecutor posted this on her Facebook page after watching images of protesters and rioters in ...
|Holy Crap. "Depraved Heart Murder"? UPDATE: FOP channels Frank Nitti
Thanks to reporters Mark Puente & Wesley Lowery for the screen shot: The official list of charges against the 6 officers (not 1, not 2, not 3...*six*) is out:
|R.I.P Ben E. King
It is being reported that Ben E. King has died of natural causes. He was 76. Bestest cover of Stand by me ever.
|Baltimore State's Attorney: Freddie Gray's death was a homicide and criminal charges will be pursued
On Friday morning, Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced that the death of Freddie Gray has been ruled a homicide and that criminal charges will be pursued.
|Geert Wilders. An ill wind blowin' to Texas
Geert Wilders, heads the far-right Party for Freedom (PVV) in The Netherlands At the invitation of Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), and Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), one of the most divisive bigots in ...
|Denise Oliver Velez||05/01/2015||64|
|Baltimore Police Triggered the Riots
Mother Jones magazine reported that police actions triggered the riot.
|A Late Morning Rant
For some reason, white people (I know, I know, #not all white people, but for your sake and my blood pressure's sake, PLEASE don't go there) like to think that they know blah people and blah history ...
|I am shocked, am I the only one ?
The Gentleman's Guide To Forum Spies (spooks, feds, etc.) Man, I am so disappointed, I had kind of different visions about what a Gentleman is. But I see many a people's mileage vary. I cut and ...
|It's about Ethics in Journalism - Washington Post Claims Freddie Gray Broke Own Spine.
The Washington Post has published a report based on a leaked document . We don't know who leaked it to them. In it, a prisoner who was placed in the police van some time after Freddie Gray was ...
|"We Celebrated That Mother in Baltimore."
"Now Are We Willing to Face Our Own Hypocrisy?" That is the question asked yesterday by [Goldie Taylorhttp://bluenationreview.com/we-celebrated-that-mother-in-baltimore-now-are-we-willing-to-face-...
|Father of black Detroit youth shot by ICE agent: "They brought my son downstairs and executed him"
Originally posted at Eclectablog . On Monday of this week U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Officer Mitchell Quinn shot and killed 20-year old Detroiter Terrance Kellom. The killing took ...
|Watch a Baltimore protester hand Geraldo Rivera (and the media) his ass
"Don't walk away, just listen to me. Talk to me." A protester in West Baltimore confronted Geraldo Rivera last night before he went to his live shot for Fox News. He went OFF on Geraldo, asking ...
|NYC Violent Crime Decreased under Community Policing
Violent crime declined dramatically in NYC under Mayor David Dinkins' community policing policy called Safe Streets, Safe Cities . We need better police policies, ones like this that have been ...
|Carl Stokes to CNN's Erin Burnett: Thugs? Just call them N#ggers then...
The video title says that Baltimore City Councilman Carl Stokes "Explodes" when CNN's Erins Burnett asked him "Isn't 'Thugs' the right word to describe these [looters and rioters in Baltimore]?" ...
|Frank Vyan Walton||04/28/2015||424|
|Riots: From Stonewall to Baltimore
The unrest in Baltimore, brought on by the death of Freddie Gray, has been the source of a lot of commentary in the world of social media. My Facebook feed is full of people offering their opinions ...
|Activist schools Blitzer: Broken spines are worse than broken windows
There are times when the media really does their best to sicken us all. This ...
|Frank Vyan Walton||04/28/2015||142|
|President Obama on Baltimore
Worth reading in its entirety: First, obviously, our thoughts continue to be with the family of Freddie Gray. Understandably, they want answers. And DOJ has opened an investigation. It is working ...
|Nigerian Army Rescues 200 Girls, 93 Women from Boko Haram - UPDATED Not Chibok Group
(photo credit: See Li ) From Reuters : (Reuters) - Nigeria's army has rescued 200 girls and 93 women during a military ...
|Black Kos, Tuesday's Chile
How much longer? Commentary by Black Kos Editor Denise Oliver-Velez I'm not even sure why I am asking this question, except right now I'm tired. Saw ...
|Dear White America: Please Stop Talking About Martin Luther King Jr. and the Baltimore 'Riots'
Freddie Gray was killed by Baltimore's police. Baltimore's ghetto youthocracy responded with protests and an exhalation of random street violence. The killing of Freddie Gray, an unarmed black man ...
|Top Comments: Saying Good Bye to Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart's announcement that his last night on the Daily Show will be August 6 has started a mourning process. He's seemed so incredibly perfect for the show and engaged a young audience into ...
|How I ended up homeless in New York with a full time job
"Richie threatened to stab me. Should I press charges?" This was the call I got while at work over a month ago from my roommate Charlie. Richie is our other room-mate. Charlie had just moved in ...
|Bobby Jindal advocates unholy alliance of fundamentalists and big business to back discrimination
I solemnly swear that I am up to no good. And not in the fun way, like in Harry Potter . Bobby Jindal wants to be relevant.
|Now they just kill us one by one
Cartoon decrying the Hamburg massacre of July 1876 As people raise a hue and cry, for a media minute, about yet another police murder of an unarmed black man—this time Walter Scott ...
|Denise Oliver Velez||04/26/2015||298|
|Human Rights activist Sabeen Mehmud assassinated in Pakistan
A leading Pakistani human rights activist has been killed in a drive-by shooting in Karachi after hosting a talk on allegations of torture in the province of Balochistan. Sabeen Mehmud was shot ...
|Denise Oliver Velez||04/25/2015||45|
|Scott Walker Claims He Will Start Paying for His Own Security Costs During Campaign Visits
Running a non-stop Presidential ...
|Black Kos, Week In Review
It is such a shame Commentary by Black Kos Editor JoanMar Ben Affleck was mortified to find out that he had at least one slave-owning ancestor. So humiliated, in fact, that he asked Professor ...
|Al Jazeera: 12 Year Old African-American Boy in Virginia Arrested for Kicking Trash Can
Al Jazeera America: I have a new piece on the troubling case of Kayleb Moon-Robinson , a kid caught up in the racist and ableist regimes in our schools. Kayleb Moon-Robinson is a 12-year-old boy ...
|Black Kos, Tuesday's Chile
That's a fact. And a problem Brief Notes on Black Mental Health by Chitown Kev Last night, I was all set to do a column on a very different subject when an Al Jazeera story on the death of 17-year ...
|Michael Dyson Versus Cornel West is Not Boxing, It is Professional Wrestling
Michael Dyson and Cornel West are involved in a very public and ugly feud. Dyson attempted to "ether" West in an almost 10,000 word essay written for The New Republic called "The Ghost of Cornel ...
|If He's Black, He's Dead: What Happens When a White Murder Suspect Attacks an Ohio Police Officer?
We should never forget that America is a house built on the bodies of black and brown people. They are also the kindling for the fire that fueled the American melting pot. The State has a ...
|Business owner sets minimum wage for employees. Limbaugh calls that socialism. I call him ignorant.
You may ...
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