Tag: Ferguson

Why Darren Wilson Was Found Not-Guilty

It appears that once again — fear — (quite literally) kills. To imagine how different this scenario would have played out if Michael Brown was White is an exercise in futility. [We know that the Boston Marathon bomber is still alive. We know that even Eric Fein, the PA cop killer was given the dignity... Read more »

The revolution will have a #hashtag: Seven lessons from Ferguson

The revolution will have a #hashtag: Seven lessons from Ferguson
A great American author once said, “To be Black and conscious in America means to be in a constant state of rage.” While I’m in no position to improve upon the words of James Baldwin, I would like to slightly tweak this statement. To be Black and conscious in America is to have Black nationalism... Read more »

On Raising Black Boys, Black Rhinos and Siberian Tigers in America

On Raising Black Boys, Black Rhinos and Siberian Tigers in America
  By their very definition, well-meaning people do not know when they are being offensive. Many have uncomfortably asked, “How are YOU feeling about everything that is going on in Florida Chicago New York City Ferguson, Missouri?” Others have proclaimed, “With EVERYTHING that is going on nowadays, I just pray that I have girls.” With... Read more »

Seven Things You Need To Know About Your Rights, Courtesy of Ferguson Missouri

  1.)    Looting, not zombies, can lead to an American city becoming a police state. 2.)   Peaceful protests, not terrorism, can lead to a neighborhood being tear gassed at night. 3.)   A no-fly zone can be issued over a city to protect “law enforcement activities,” regardless of the questionable legality of those actions.... Read more »
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