Vantage Point by Dr. Ron Daniels
The Killing of Black Men Continues
When will it stop? The police killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, coming on the heals of the killing of Eric Garner, an unarmed Black man by a policeman’s choke hold in Staten Island, New York, is yet another painful, traumatic reminder of the long history of occupation, torture, abuse and killing of Black people in America, particularly Black men.Read More
Images from Ferguson(Courtesy The Atlantic)
The recent killing and then demonization of an unarmed 18-year-old African-American youth, Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri by a white police officer has made visible how a kind of military metaphysics now dominates American life.Read More
Last Thursday, the rapper Nelly went on the air of his hometown hip-hop radio station, St. Louis's Hot 104.1, to announce a college scholarship fund for local teens in honor of Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old killed by a policeman earlier this month.Read More
Fifty-two years in the life of a nation is not a long time. In comparison to Chinese civilization, Jamaica’s fifty-two years is like an evening past.Read More
Walter L. Fields Jr.
Sometimes when data is released on social conditions the numbers do not surprise. Such is the case with the revelation from Census data that poverty in New York City is on the upswing and that income inequality in the nation’s largest city has widened.Read More
Dr. Maulana Karenga
There were numerous rumors and partially reliable reports that the country was shocked and surprised to hear of and see its police in brutal action...Read More
Staying out of prison. That’s my response to those who wonder why I push myself, unmercifully. Keeping busy takes my mind off injustice. So, for now, that’s why I am in France.Read More
Rev. Jesse Jackson
There is a Ferguson near you. Many pundits are saying that the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., has revealed troubling racial tensions in America.Read More
Heard about the 6-year-old girl who was cuffed and arrested? Or the 9-year-old hauled off to jail? Just guess what they had in common.Read More
Since Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, local law enforcement and much of the mainstream media have been playing by an old script...Read More
The Southern Poverty Law Center, which monitors hate groups, reported that the Missouri Chapter of the Klu Klux Klan is raising money for Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo.Read More
The National Guard will essentially protect the legal looting of black people – much as it was protected when Missouri became the last slave state admitted to the union.Read More
Protests have continued for more than a week since the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.Read More
As we all know by now, Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenage boy, was gunned down by the police while walking to his grandmother’s house in the middle of the afternoon.Read More
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