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Another Way of Looking at the Henry Louis Gates and White Policeman Incident.


The recent incident involving the arrest of Harvard African-American Studies professor by Sgt. Crowley(who happens to be white) ignited a discussion across the nation about race, history, crime, and etc. 13,198 more words

Artist Nick Cave and the sounds of racial discontent

Nick Cave crosses disciplines like a dancer in mid-leap.

There is so much happening in a performance by the American artist, with dance, visual art, fashion, music, tribal motifs, and more. 899 more words

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Ice Cube (@icecube) is still the nigga you love to hate: AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted Rings True At 25


Originally published MAY 16, 2015 | BY AMANDA MESTER ( @caneye_kickit )

A quarter of a century ago today (May 16, 1990), Ice Cube released his solo debut. 1,033 more words


Told during the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles in 1992 this powerful novel tells a different type of crime story. Rather than focusing on the riots themselves and the cause of them Gattis instead looks at what happens in the rest of LA when the police’s attention is focused elsewhere. 273 more words


BlissVille Fridays: "Police And Thieves In The Streets (Oh Yeah!)"


Yet another angry, political episode of BlissVille Fridays with me and Andrew. We always get to these things a week or a couple of weeks after they actually happen, so we can only hope the anger and the violence has died down (or at least quieted down). 72 more words

David Lawler

Racially Biased Policing and Police Brutalitiy in the US Police Force

In the wake of the recent Baltimore and Ferguson riots, the issues of racially biased policing and police brutality in the United States police forces has been all over the media and sparked nationwide controversy. 55 more words


Tamir Rice Still Not Buried Pending Investigation

While police in Baltimore are attacking Maryland State Attorney Marilyn Mosby, saying she brought charges against six Baltimore City police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, there lays the body of a 12-year-old boy, Tamir Rice, who was shot and killed by Cleveland Police Officers five months ago. 796 more words

Police Brutality