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SPECIAL REPORT: What the News Won't Show: Love, Community in Ferguson

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 11:30am 3 Comments

In the face of police brutality and after the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a policeman, the people of Ferguson are angry, but also show a deep sense of community and love. People of all ages, from different backgrounds, coming together. And you won't see it on the news. Check out these photos and video by AFROPUNK contributor Brina Joiner. - L.…

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SPECIAL REPORT: Rallying in Ferguson

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 3:00pm 4 Comments

I am not from Ferguson. I'm from a suburb of Boston originally. Prior to Monday, I'd never been to Ferguson, though I've been to St. Louis a number of times. I won't pretend to be an expert on the specific tensions in the area. But I do understand police brutality. The first time I was beaten by the cops was after having had the good fortune to watch the Red Sox win the World Series from a bar under Fenway Park. My fellow revelers and I didn't quite disperse quickly enough and I…

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FEATURE: "Black And Unarmed Women & Girls Killed By Law Enforcement"

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 11:31am 2 Comments

Rolereboot.org published a much needed piece titled "Black And Unarmed: Women And Girls Without Weapons Killed By Law Enforcement". It reminds us that "wWhen we talk about police brutality, we often forget about the women who have been killed by police".

Excerpts: "On January 4, 2008, 26-year-old Tarika Wilson was shot and killed in her home while holding her 1-year-old baby in her arms. The infant was shot as well, but survived the injuries. Her other four children, in the…

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FEATURE: "In defense of Black Rage" - Re: Ferguson - via Salon

Posted on August 15, 2014 at 12:30pm 5 Comments

"In defense of black rage: Michael Brown, police and the American dream". This is the title of a piece by Brittney Cooper published by Salon. 

Excerpts: "I don't support the looting in Ferguson, Missouri. But I'm also tired of "turning the other cheek" and forgiving". (...) "On Saturday a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager on his way to college this week. Brown was shot multiple times, though his hands were in the air.…

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