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Dissertation Status Free Write

So as we enter in the next half of the year, I wanted to do a free write on my dissertation status. It has truly been a daunting experience, the comic above says it all. 241 more words

African-American

Fruitvale Station.

Fruitvale Station.

Prior watching the movie, I knew it would be about racial prejudice and stuff like that, but I did not know that getting a glimpse of Oscar Grant’s life even just loosely based or just a little would strike a chord with me. 458 more words

Life

In Remembrance

Being black means remembering. Remembering even when you want to forget. Remembering events that others have forgotten. Remembering people we were told never existed. Remembering is the constant background noise to my life. 295 more words

When Black People Are Target Practice

By Chauncey DeVega

In this age of police thuggery, it seems that almost every few days brings another video recorded incident of white-on-black police violence and excessive force. 203 more words

News From The Soul Brother

Finally saw the film, "Fruitvale Station" last night... it was pretty good! Could have been better...

http://www.amazon.com/Fruitvale-Station-Michael-B-Jordan/dp/B00E1LQEFE

Late last night on Netflix, I finally saw the film “Fruitvale Station”. A film based on the killing of Oscar Grant which was caused by police brutality at a train station in California at the Fruitvale BART station. 203 more words

Movies

Event: Fruitvale Station film screening and discussion

This event aims to bring focus to the recent incidents of police brutality in the United States against black people and trace the historical roots. The purpose of the event is to create a platform for discussion and inspire action by black people in South Africa. 308 more words

White fear of black riots

In the summer of 2010, the Bay Area was anxiously awaiting the verdict in the trial of Johannes Mehserle, a BART police officer who shot and killed… 647 more words

Racism