Wednesday, 20 August 2014 11:48
It doesn't matter if you are state legislator or an alderman, a journalist or a local leader. If you are in Ferguson, MO, you won't get any respect. You can be the uncle of a victim whose body was left to lie on the street for several hours and you will not be allowed to cover your young nephew. Not many would let a dog lay uncovered for several hours. Young Black Michael Brown apparently got less consideration than a dog.
The streets burst into flames, but Gov. Jay Nixon couldn't make a statement until five days after Michael Brown was massacred. We know Michael Brown's name; we know how he was treated, but Chief Thomas Jackson refused to release the shooting officer's name until he was forced to by an enterprising Internet hacking group. The officer was supposedly entitled to privacy, however briefly, but Michael did not deserve enough privacy to have his bloody body covered after he was massacred.
Monday, 18 August 2014 07:41
(Inspired by the many Mike Browns of the world)
All law-abiding adults alive today
Can recall there was a season
Their youth was sprinkled with bad decisions
And to commonsense it was treason
No one is perfect, mistakes are made
But some mistakes cause fatal harm
Know that prior to a male reaching 25 years old
His young brain is not fully formed
Monday, 18 August 2014 06:54
The Killing of Black Men Continues
When will it stop? The police killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, coming on the heals of the killing of Eric Garner, an unarmed Black man by a policeman's choke hold in Staten Island, New York, is yet another painful, traumatic reminder of the long history of occupation, torture, abuse and killing of Black people in America, particularly Black men. Indeed, within hours of the killing of Michael Brown, Ezell Ford, an unarmed Black man with a history of mental problems, was killed in Los Angeles under suspicious circumstances. It doesn't matter that there is an African American President of the United States or that Blacks are mayors of major American cities, run Fortune 500 companies or are pace setters as high paid and adored hip hop moguls, entertainers and athletes; the killing of Black men continues.
Saturday, 07 August 2010 07:00
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