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29 Moments That Show Another Side Of The Baltimore Riots

“Our people were not only trying to stop the acts of violence, but also saving and helping those in need.”

via 29 Moments That Show Another Side Of The Baltimore Riots – BuzzFeed News.

Liberation and Violence

CONTENT WARNING: LABELS

Being a person who can, with reasonable assurance of safety considering where in the world I live, admit to being transgender and queer means that I owe my liberation to the Stonewall riots, riots that took place a few months before I was born in 1969. 319 more words

Activism

South African Should Have a Warning: Please Come, But You Enter at Your Own Risk

Besides what I wrote on NewAfricanMen last week on the xenophobic violence that had flared up in South Africa as well as government and civil society responses to the events, I wrote two other pieces.  1,042 more words

Violence

White House awakes to 'national crisis' - By EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE 4/28/15 6:13 AM EDT

Baltimore riots show limits of task force recommendations, deference to local authorities.

For President Barack Obama and Congress, one thing was clear amid the smoke in Baltimore: A task force didn’t solve the problem. 265 more words

Protest

The Poem That Helped One Survivor Deal With 'Some Serious Shit'

From Varinia (Mia Caos), a spoken word artist with a powerful story:

I was introduced to slam poetry when I was fifteen years old through Buddy Wakefield’s “Convenience Store”. 397 more words

Violence