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12 Ways To Live To A Ripe Old Age As A Black Person In America

There’s a lot of black people dying in America. What makes this sad is that the majority of these deaths were easily avoidable. I can no longer sit back and watch my fellow black brothers die prematurely. 2,110 more words

Ferguson Missouri 2014 core

Micheal Brown was a thug, why are all those people in Ferguson?

I had been researching to simplify, and make the issue more approachable.  Avoiding statistics and annectdotes.  138 more words

Social

Panel discusses race relations in NYC, Ferguson crisis and Eric Garner

NEW YORK (PIX11)– Hosted by PIX11’s Nicole Johnson, ‘Race in America, An Open Dialogue’ panel featured a group of experts, including the parents of Sean Bell, an unarmed man fatally shot by NYPD officers the night before his wedding, as well as former NYPD detectives. 84 more words

News

No Justice, No Peace

August 19th would have been a very important day in the life of 18-year-old Michael Brown. That’s the day he would have started classes at Vatterott Technical College. 1,881 more words

United States

A World of Bad Neighborhoods

When I was growing up I was warned to steer clear of “bad neighborhoods” where young girls might not be safe.  This was not entirely a race issue (Hell’s Kitchen, for example, was predominantly Irish at the time) but certainly race had something to do with it, even if I was only peripherally aware of that. 459 more words

Social Justice

It's Time To Panic: Statistics Show A Spike In Race-Based Crimes Against Whites In DC!

You probably came in here hot so let’s get straight to the point. Today the Washington Times (not the Washington Post) published an article entitled “ 833 more words

Langston Hughes Part 2

The second part of my essay, “He Too Sings America: Jazz, Laughter, and Sound as Protests in Langston Hughes’s Harlem,” is now up at TheThePoetry. Check it out… 15 more words