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Officers Charged in Gray Case Get Lower Bail Than Rioters
The Baltimore Sun is reporting that all six officers in the Freddie Gray case are out on bail. All six police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray were released from the Central Booking ...
ExpatGirl 05/01/2015 46
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 ...
JoanMar 05/01/2015 32
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 ...
Black Kos 05/01/2015 181
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 ...
chaunceydevega 05/01/2015 8
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 ...
Eclectablog 05/01/2015 127
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:
Brainwrap 05/01/2015 325
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 62
Public Defender Describes Vile And Illegal Conditions Of Baltimore Citizens Being Held In Jail
Photo courtesy of J.M. Giordano at the Baltimore City Paper Public Defender Marci Tarrant Johnson posted this story on ...
Leslie Salzillo 04/30/2015 76
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 ...
FogCityJohn 04/28/2015 61
Meme Sums Up Embarrassing Riot Coverage On Mainstream Media
So, we have 'white riots' ( because we lost the game ), and 'black riots' ( because we're losing our lives ). Guess which riots national and mainstream media choose to demonize? ...
Leslie Salzillo 04/28/2015 92
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 ...
Black Kos 04/28/2015 185
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 ...
chaunceydevega 04/28/2015 222
The Dominant White Response to Baltimore Shows Why Black Residents are Justified in their Anger
Imagine for a moment that a man's neck was almost severed, nearly clean cut in the most painful way possible, while in the custody of the people charged with the duty of protecting and serving. ...
Grizzard 04/28/2015 420
Throwing the Bones of Dreams
There should be voices singing laments, old songs for a new burning time. There should be drums pounding, feet marching, by the hundreds of thousands. Black feet, white feet, ...
Onomastic 04/28/2015 19
Native Actors Walk Off Adam Sandler Movie Set In Protest Of Racist, Sexist & Cultural Stereotype
Sometimes comedies are just not funny. During the production of Adam Sandler's upcoming film called, The Ridiculous Six , the offensive script and condescending film ...
Leslie Salzillo 04/28/2015 100
Update: Baltimore Burning -- I'm not Black. I don't live in a Ghetto
Update: Good lord -- Baltimore is burning! Please let this end. There have been many great diaries today on the tragic rioting in Baltimore following the funeral of Freddie Gray. Tasini's "...
gchaucer2 04/27/2015 348
The Rebel, Oronto Douglas: Memorial for a Friend
By guest author Daphne Wysham If they knew him at all, the world knew Nigerian Oronto Douglas as the former attorney for the writer, playwright and Ogoni human rights activist Ken Saro Wiwa. ...
Bev Bell 04/27/2015 1
Corker seeks to keep poison amendments out of Iran review bill. Boehner: no veto override possible
Bob Corker has his work cut out for him keeping poison pill amendments out of Iran nuclear deal review bill.
Meteor Blades 04/27/2015 22
Peeling my skin in America - getting down to the root
Thoughts are swirling like Fall leaves on a windy day. But it's Spring in America. A time of rebirth, renewal, of May's green rush after a long winter. Even so, too much of our country remains ...
Onomastic 04/27/2015 43
"This is OUR Selma." Will civil rights activists stand with North Carolina on July 6th?
In a teleconference with supporters last week, North Carolina NAACP president Rev. Dr. William J. Barber (whom our own Denise Oliver Velez has called "a fiery prophet for social justice" ) previewed ...
DocDawg 04/27/2015 20
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
This Week in the War on Women
This week's categories may seem a bit strange and lopsided. There is lots of interesting stuff about reproductive choice, including the choice more women are making not to have children at all. ...
ramara 04/25/2015 20
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
The Sun Paper: Wherein a Newspaper Does News: Freddie Gray
The Baltimore Sun has been bought and sold and bought since it was the newspaper I knew as a kid. My grandmother worked for The Sun when Mencken wrote for them. She believed he was the devil ...
gchaucer2 04/25/2015 59
aitchdee Update: Progress Made, Help Still Needed in CA
I last wrote in January about the troubles of long-time kossack aitchdee -- you can see that diary here . Since ...
belinda ridgewood 04/24/2015 102
Greg Abbott Kills What Amounts to Large Town Every Year; #LetOurPoorPeopleLive (StDD Week 34)
... And he knows it. We sent Freedom of Information Act requests to every Red State governor or legislature who refused to Expand Medicaid. Thus far, eleven red state governors and one red ...
Tortmaster 04/24/2015 39
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 ...
Black Kos 04/24/2015 140
547 children killed, 1,000+ permanently disabled: Gaza report
Palestinian child sits by a wall riddled with shrapnel Defense for Children International is an non-
subir 04/23/2015 37
58% of Israelis want a one-state solution. 48% want apartheid or permanent military occupation.
Haaretz ordered a survey to gauge public support for various solutions once the peace talks broke down last year . The survey was conducted between June 9-11, 2014 and published in July last year. ...
subir 04/22/2015 92
Saudis Ending Yemen Bombing Fail
Hey, let's go bomb somebody! Then lets go invade on the ground! Middle East Saudis Announce Halt to Yemen Bombing Campaign By RICK GLADSTONEAPRIL 21, 2015 Civil war. Religious War. GWOT. ...
divineorder 04/21/2015 11
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 ...
Black Kos 04/21/2015 110
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 ...
chaunceydevega 04/21/2015 17
Supreme Court Blocks North Carolina's Voter Suppression Scheme
(illustration by DonkeyHotey) From politicususa.com : The Supreme Court dealt vote suppressors in North Carolina a blow when it vacated the State Supreme Court’s decision ...
ericlewis0 04/20/2015 45
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 ...
chaunceydevega 04/20/2015 36
Some of my best friends are ...
human beings. Human beings come in a variety of shapes, colors and sizes, but one thing they all have in common is their shared humanity. Well that and almost every one of them has a character ...
Steven D 04/19/2015 7
Filastin: Shooting kids in the back, segregating female soldiers, state-sanctioned theft
This is a roundup of news related to Palestine with a particular focus on grassroots action and peaceful civil disobedience in the Occupied Territories and within the borders of Israel proper. We ...
subir 04/19/2015 8
90 for 90. Getting out the vote in Virginia
Dr. William Ferguson "Fergie" Reid, the first African American elected to the Virginia General Assembly since Reconstruction While much of the media is focusing on presidential hopefuls for 2016, ...
Denise Oliver Velez 04/19/2015 93

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