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Tensions between police and people of color persist in the new year

A youth reporter sat with officers from the Sacramento Police Department, and found her views on the character of cops slightly altered. “There are good cops and there bad cops. 32 more words

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The Dream...moving forward but not yet realized

When I read Katherine Mangan’s January 19, 2015 article in The Chronicle titled “Scholars and Activists Speak Out About Why ‘Black Life Matters,” more than what the faculty said, I was impressed because the young people appeared to be African American… 331 more words

Higher Education

A Black Man Talks of Reaping by ARNA BONTEMPS

I have sown beside all waters in my day.

I planted deep, within my heart the fear
that wind or fowl would take the grain away. 84 more words

Poetry

.it's time

We’re searching for prosperity
Only finding more disparity
Depending on technology
That’s breaking our psychology
We’re separated by “isms”
Class warfare and religion
It’s time to denounce the divisions
To implement a better vision

Omar Sanford

Five Black women to watch online in 2015

Young women aspiring to be journalists and filmmakers are in good company these days. Some Black women’s online products show that there are ways to tell the stories of the people Hollywood neglects, and ways to get support through online viewership to fund new projects. 44 more words

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.who am I

A lost child birthed in the image of slavery
An imperial dissonance
An emptiness inside of me
Directs me to search for my history
Before my ancestors were kidnapped and brought to this land… 12 more words

Omar Sanford

"Your friend doesn’t even seem concerned that police are 'accidentally' killing people on a regular basis."

“The officers said this included being pulled over for no reason, having their heads slammed against their cars, getting guns brandished in their faces, being thrown into prison vans and experiencing stop and frisks while shopping. 340 more words

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