Black children are not afforded the privilege of engaging in normal child-like behavior because black bodies are characterized with unwarranted threat.
Your strategy says the skin color of black men had nothing to do with black males killed by police in New York, Ferguson and Cleveland and in other cities nationwide. That rationale is wrong.
While everyone has their eyes on the U.S. Department of Justice with hopes it will launch federal civil rights actions against Darren Wilson and Daniel Pantaleo, the two police officers involved in the Brown and Garner matters, it's actually equally important for us to focus on local politics. It's there that the power for change lies.
Did Darren Wilson and Daniel Pantaleo receive special or unorthodox treatment from prosecutors that resulted in the return of a "no bill"? It's difficult to answer this question because the grand juries handling both of these investigations met behind closed doors.
Amongst African Americans there is an argument that Blacks protest louder when White police officers (or Whites with pseudo police authority) kill or otherwise commit violence against Blacks than they do when young Black males kill or otherwise commit violence against other young Black males. I affectionately call the proponents of this argument the "Black on Blackers."
The Monday night press conference could have been so much more than an announcement about the grand jury decision and an opportunity for you to defend your actions and rail at your critics. This could have been your moment to lay out a proposal for moving toward real justice and equity in the region.
It is now almost a week after the grand jury decision was released in the case of police officer Darren Wilson's murder of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. As an artist and activist, I am here to say that IT IS NOT OVER, by a long shot.
Last year, Mazy was aware and confident enough in herself, after coping with a lot of self-shame and bullying, to share with her family, second grade class and elementary school that she had always known she was a girl.
This entire choreographed song-and-dance of social injustice is all pointing in one clear direction: Word that will come very soon -- maybe this week, maybe next, most likely on the coldest rainy or snowy day in the forecast -- that Officer Wilson will not face charges.
Oscar's life was cut too short. Those of us who watched him grow will always remember the anticipation of bigger and better from the youthful star as the years progressed.
This covers many words used for money, although there are many more used less often. The exact history of "bucks" used for "money" is uncertain, but the leading theory, which seems likely, is that "bucks" came about as a substitute for money in the 1700s, when deerskins were a common medium of exchange for other items of value.
Some folks say baseball has nothing to do with race relations in St Louis, but as a native St. Louisan, I beg to differ.
There is a Ferguson in every community across the country. You may not be able or compelled to make the trip to Ferguson, Missouri, but you can walk across the street
I don't want for anything -- I do know however, that there will be a change in how people conduct themselves, how officers of the law conduct themselves, how we view others in society and how we form identities in the 21st century.
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What began as a small art show in Atlanta has grown into the nation's largest traveling art show. City after city - from Atlanta, to LA, to St. Louis and Miami - AB+L continues to attract the creatively curious, pulling audiences of up to 3,000 people.