QUESTIONS THAT THE PRESS WILL NOT ASK

...... Recall the story about the cop who cursed out the Uber driver. Turns out the cop has had 12 complaints from the public in his 15 years on the force. The obvious question? What were those complaints? Were they all for just verbal, and not physical, abuse? We are not told. And the press isn't [...]

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MICHAEL BROWN + TRAYVON MARTIN = NO JUSTICE + NO PEACE

  Let's face it. At some point a police officer will be charged, and convicted, of killing a Black man. Just because someone wears a uniform or is acting in a police capacity does not mean they cannot be charged with homicide. However, until a police officer is convicted of killing a Black man, woman [...]

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REMINDER: YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO RECORD THE POLICE

Reminder: You Have a Right to Record the Police T.C. Sottek, The Verge (THIS ARTICLE APPEARED ON YAHOO ON 8/8/14) (J.B. Forbes/Associated Press) A suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, has been under a dramatic siege since Saturday, when a police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown. In the wake of [...]

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RED BLACK AND WHITE + The Making of America

Many, if not most, African Americans are believed to be of partial Native American ancestry. William Loren Katz in Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage explored the roots of this Black and Native American admixture. Black contact with Native Americans goes back long before the Pilgrims arrived at Plymouth. In 1526, a large expedition left the [...]

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THE MOST WIDELY READ BLACK AUTHOR IS. . .

What a writer produces comes from the depths of "the never-never land of the spirit, of imagination; and all the arrows point away from the here and now," said America’s most successful Black writer. His first published novel sold 500,000 copies within six months and more than a million before the year was out. [...]

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THE MYTH OF MARTIN LUTHER KING

Of course he existed. Of that there can be no question. But was Martin Luther King not a mythic figure? Around him there has grown quite a bit of lore. He was swaddled in myth and legend from the very day he was born. His namesake, Martin Luther, was a fantastic revolutionary who literally [...]

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