Tag: michael brown

‘Black Lives Matter’ heard round the world

‘Black Lives Matter’ heard round the world

| December 19, 2014

(GIN)—Across the world, people are taking different lessons from the nationwide uprising sparked by #BlackLivesMatter. Protests are capturing front page headlines, are the topic of talk shows and the buzz of social media from Peoria to Palestine. Reuters opinion editor Amana Fontanella-Khan in a recent piece, observed: “In some countries, developments in Ferguson and Staten […]

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Richmond, Calif. Police chief: Why I joined a protest against police brutality

Richmond, Calif. Police chief: Why I joined a protest against police brutality

| December 19, 2014

By Malcolm Marshall Special to the NNPA from New American Media Editor’s Note: In Richmond, Calif., a city long equated with high rates of crime and poverty, the local police have taken steps in recent years to improve relations with the communities they serve. Highlighting those efforts, Richmond Chief of Police Chris Magnus turned out […]

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another

another

| December 17, 2014

another by Omowale-Ketu Oladuwa preface in cleveland a black boy dallies in the maze of historic violence kicking severed heads and floating limbs the deep cut and bruise of slash and burn but this be no game, in cleveland no sport of computer geeks tamir rice played bang bang in a cleveland park maybe stick-em-up […]

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Yes, marching still makes a difference

Yes, marching still makes a difference

| December 16, 2014

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” “No Justice, No Peace,” “I Can’t Breathe” “Black Lives Matter” Those are the chants and hand-written signs that continue to characterize marches, die-ins, sit-ins and other non-violent actions in more than 50 cities across the nation in response to grand jury decisions in Missouri […]

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Still looking for change

Still looking for change

| December 16, 2014

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist As the end of another tumultuous year approaches, black people again find ourselves in the relative same economic and political position as we were the year before, and the years preceding.  In 2007, leading up to 2008, when the ultimate level of political history had finally come to fruition, black […]

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Beginning of Journey for Justice

Beginning of Journey for Justice

| December 16, 2014

By Tony Young Civil Rights Committee UAW Local 2209 Special to Frost Illustrated For most Americans the story, of how labor organizations like the UAW were key partners in the Civil Rights movement of the mid-20th century is an unknown piece of trivia. From the UAW’s support of the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955, which […]

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Police shooting victims lives worth less than ham sandwich

Police shooting victims lives worth less than ham sandwich

| December 16, 2014

The archaic grand jury system By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist In Tom Wolfe’s best-selling The Bonfire of the Vanities, New York State Chief Judge Sol Wachtler famously said “a grand jury would indict a ham sandwich, if that’s what you wanted.” Given the recent failure of grand juries to indict Darren Wilson, a white […]

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Blacks, browns seen as savages

Blacks, browns seen as savages

| December 15, 2014

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist An African American friend of mine keeps asking, in utter amazement, how it is not obvious that there was something wrong when Officer Wilson fired 13 shots at an unarmed Michael Brown.  As she has said:  “Brown was unarmed! How can you justify shooting him at all, let alone […]

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‘A Litany For Those Who Aren’t Ready For Healing’

‘A Litany For Those Who Aren’t Ready For Healing’

| December 15, 2014

By the Rev. Dr. Yolanda Pierce Let us not rush to the language of healing, before understanding the fullness of the injury and the depth of the wound. Let us not rush to offer a band-aid, when the gaping wound requires surgery and complete reconstruction. Let us not offer false equivalencies, thereby diminishing the particular […]

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Journey to justice

Journey to justice

| December 11, 2014

By the Rev. Bill McGill Special to Frost Illustrated We have come here on this second Sunday in advent, because on an almost daily basis the blood of African American men is being needlessly spent. On this Sunday when we light the candle of love, we have far too many police officers in our nation […]

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