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Fear in the Age of Trump

Today I write from that place of fear, maybe tomorrow I will write of hope and resistance.

Starhawk: Fifty Shades of Racism 

Racism is structural, not just personal.  It’s embedded in the very fabric of our society, with deep roots in history.  Prejudice is Darren Wilson shooting Mike Brown in Ferguson and leaving him on the sidewalk to die. Racism is that he gets away with it, unindicted. By Starhawk  Starhawk.org  July 14, 2015 The Inuit, I’ve heard, […]

Raw Story: There’s a very good reason why black people despise mainstream media

  According to a new study by Media Matters for America done in partnership with Color of Change, four New York City television stations consistently reported crimes by black people at a higher rate than their arrest rates. TERRELL JERMAINE STARR   ALTERNET  RawStory.com  March 28, 2015 Skeptical black man (Shutterstock) There is a reason why […]

Daily Kos: Undercover officers infiltrate #BlackLivesMatter protest movement in Minnesota; charge leaders

The Minnesota ACLU, responding to these charges and to demands that the protestors pay for the police who were called to the scene, released the following statement.

“There is finally growing concern and dialogue regarding the failure of our criminal justice system to hold police officers accountable for acts of excessive force and other misconduct,” the statement says. “These problems are happening in our backyard and should not be ignored.”

Jessica Mendoza: Ferguson Case Reveals US Media’s Flaws In Covering Issues Of Race

Journalism needs less sporadic, more comprehensive coverage of race relations, experts say. By Jessica Mendoza  MintPressNews.com  December 5, 2014     Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol is surrounded by media after meeting with protesters Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. The Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer has touched […]

KU Journalism Major Shreds “Case” Against Mike Brown

The police department that Officer Wilson worked for prior to coming to Ferguson was disbanded after multiple instances of racial profiling.” POSTED BY MICHAEL SHATZ   KANSAS  NOVEMBER 29, 2014 Shelby Lawson is a student at the University of Kansas, majoring in Journalism and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Lawson posted the following to her Facebook page:  […]

▶ Updated 12.4.14: Jon Stewart Tears into Ferguson Response, Rips Fox News for ‘Race Plagiarism’

Originally posted on Rise Up Times:
DIRECT FROM COMEDY CENTRAL Link here. And the Eric Garner verdict: Link here. Jon Stewart returned from break tonight to tackle the response to Ferguson, and dwelled not on the grand jury decision itself, but on the reaction to the decision, especially on Fox News. Stewart thought non-violence protesters…

6 Unforgettable Photos of Ferguson’s Heartbreak and Chaos

Dramatic scenes of Missouri and a nation unnerved by the police shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. PHOTO GALLERY   Enter Photo Gallery By Shaya Tayefe Mohajer and Nicole Pasulka  takepart.com  November 25, 2014 The quiet was eerie. After months of spirited, ceaseless protest, Ferguson, Mo., residents and protesters gathered outside the courthouse, anxious and hushed, worried and […]

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▶ Cornel West among protesters arrested in Ferguson (VIDEO)

“It’s a beautiful thing to see people on fire for justice, but I didn’t come here to give a speech,” he said at Sunday’s event. “I came here to go to jail.” RT.com  Published: October 13, 2014 20:13  Edited: October 14, 2014 01:07   To view the video, click the Download video link below. (It […]

Communities United Against Police Brutality

Arrested Legal Observer: Ferguson a ‘Pilot Program’ for When Communities Respond to Police Brutality

 Each legal observer arrested in Ferguson was “arrested for doing their job,” NLG interim executive director Dan Gregor said.  Gregor described other concerns he had with the kind of “police overreaching” that had occurred in Ferguson. By Kevin Gosztola  The Dissenter  FireDogLake,com  August 30, 2014 The National Lawyers Guild had legal observers on the ground in […]

Nick Bernabe,The Anti-Media: National Guard Troops Deployed in Ferguson as Police Threaten to Shoot Journalists

 National Guard troops have been ordered to Ferguson, MO, after two nights of mandatory curfew were ignored by protesters and rioters following the officer involved shooting death of teenager Mike Brown. Image credit: DVIDSHUB  Nick Bernabe | The Anti-Media  August 18, 2014 What looked like a deescalation only a few days ago following the transfer […]

Ebony, Bob Butler: What Happened to Freedom of the Press?

BOB BUTLER, PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS, WRITES THAT THE ARREST OF TWO JOURNALISTS IN FERGUSON REMINDS HIM OF 1964 By#TEAMEBONY  August 15, 2014    Press freedom in Ferguson: Is this 1964 or 2014?  Fifty years ago, America’s living rooms were interrupted with images of peaceful protesters in Selma or Washington or […]