Tag Archives: black men

“I question a society that values property over black life.”

TweetAs the community comes out of another night of anguished protests sparked by the death of Michael Brown, met with tear gas and rubber bullets by the police, Brittney Cooper defends Black rage in Ferguson — and beyond. It seems far easier to focus on the few looters who have reacted unproductively to this tragedy than [...]
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“Ferguson Police just executed my unarmed son.”

TweetStacia L. Brown has a powerful piece on the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer in a St. Louis suburb while walking unarmed down the street on Saturday afternoon.  Tweet
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Quick Hit: On the murder of Jordan Davis and knowing Black boys

TweetIn 2012, a white man named Michael Dunn fired ten shots into a car of unarmed Black teenagers outside a convenience store in Jacksonville, Florida because they were playing loud “thug music,” and killed 17-year-old Jordan Davis. This weekend, on the eve of what would have been Davis’s 19th birthday, Dunn was convicted of attempted murder of the [...]
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Quick Hit: Race, respectability, and the murder of Jonathan Ferrell

TweetOur own Mychal Denzel Smith has an excellent and, at some points, heartbreaking, piece on the murder of Jonathan Ferrell, the unarmed 24 year-old shot by police on Saturday for, essentially, looking for help while being black. Mychal explains, Ferrell had been a car crash and then ran to the nearest house to find help. The [...]
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#Solidarityisforwhitewomen, #Blackpowerisforblackmen, but many are still brave

Tweet Like many others, I watched with intense interest as Twitter was virtually taken over the other day by the hashtag #Solidarityisforwhitewomen, started by blogger Mikki Kendall in response to the Hugo Schwyzer debacle and what she describes as “dismissing women of color (WOC) in favor of a brand of solidarity that centers on the [...]
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