Tag Archives: Black Lives Matter

Dear Chris Brown, Mentally Ill Black Women Need Counseling, Not A Good Lay: An Open Letter

By Nicole Moore Dear Chris Brown: When you returned home on Wednesday, May 6th I know you surely had a WTF moment. Discovering that your home was broken into, seeing your cars vandalized and finding a naked woman, whom you … Continue reading

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Jay Z and Beyoncé bailed out protesters in Baltimore and Ferguson, activist says

An activist and film-maker who has worked with Jay Z claims that the hip-hop star contributed “tens of thousands” of dollars to free protesters who could not pay their bail following anti-police brutality demonstrations in Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri. The … Continue reading

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In Baltimore we need protest in all its forms. Even joyful ones

By Steven W Thrasher View image | gettyimages.com Spots of joy are necessary and needed in the seemingly endless fight for justice. In Baltimore on Tuesday night, as the city reeled from how the death of Freddie Gray exposed the … Continue reading

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Are We Witnessing the Emergence of A Black Spring?

By Priscilla Ocen & Khaled A. Beydoun View image | gettyimages.com In the spring of 2010, we witnessed massive protests in the Arab World. The people of Egypt, Tunisia and Libya had enough; they had enough of the violence propagated … Continue reading

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As Black And Brown People Protest Cop Killings, Whites Don’t See Institutional Racism

By Vanessa Baden Kelly As Freddie Gray was laid to rest, Americans watched as Baltimore residents protested the death of the 25 year old, whose spinal chord “mysteriously” snapped while in police custody–causing his death. On Friday, six officers were … Continue reading

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As investigation enters fifth month, Tamir Rice’s mother has moved into a homeless shelter

By Wesley Lowery The City of Cleveland has asked the family of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old boy shot and killed while he played with a toy gun in a Westside park in November, to halt their civil lawsuit until the … Continue reading

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Game on Baltimore & Being a Part of ’92 L.A. Riots: ‘Young Black Men Are Targets’

After a day of unrest and rioting in Baltimore on Monday, April 28, the tension between its citizens and law enforcement lessened a bit on Tuesday with few arrests made, mostly over refusal to adhere to a local-government-mandated curfew. The … Continue reading

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De Blasio: Civil Disobedience Means Do What The Cops Tell You

After police refused to let thousands of peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters march in the street on Wednesday, some people noted that the NYPD’s tactic of violently repelling and arresting demonstrators differed considerably from how the de Blasio administration handled … Continue reading

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#BlackLivesMatter Co-Founders On Baltimore Uprisings: ‘We Stand In Solidarity’

By Lilly Workneh Following Monday’s funeral of Freddie Gray — a 25-year-old man who died after sustaining a spinal cord injury during an arrest in Baltimore — protests broke out and swept across the streets of the Maryland city. Demonstrators … Continue reading

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White Reservation: The Justification of Breath and Those Who Take It Away 

By T. Better Baldwin April 20, 2015 was just another manic Monday for Lady Justice. Until there is proper distinction between visual impairment and the opaqueness of a blindfold, her fair beauty will only be in the eye of the … Continue reading

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