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Whose Streets? Film and the New Black Leadership

Although I plan to see the Ferguson, Missouri uprising documentary Whose Streets? in a theater this week, I’ve declined to write about the film up to this point because mentalunrest’s editorial policy typically forbids me from writing about media I’ve … Continue reading

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THE FERGUSON EFFECT AND DEADLY VERTICAL THINKING

Vertical thinking— disguised this time as the pseudo-theoretical Ferguson Effect—is once again blurring the Post-Racial American debate as proponents of ham-fisted shock troops policing through communities of color attempt to send followers of the Black Lives Matter movement scurrying back … Continue reading

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AMERICA’S PUZZLING FIFA BEEF

While most Americans don’t seem to care about the brewing FIFA corruption scandal, I’m equally amused and annoyed about how the US Justice Department can find the time and energy to file criminal charges against an international soccer organization, but … Continue reading

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11+ QUESTIONS MICHAEL ERIC DYSON WOULD NEVER ASK OBAMA

With Dr. Michael Eric Dyson’s long-winded attack on Dr. Cornel West via New Republic still fresh on my mind, I kept saying to myself this evening that hundreds of Libyan migrants recently drowned at sea because they tried to escape the country they … Continue reading

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CITY OF FERGUSON DESERVES MAFIA TREATMENT

Over 90 years ago in young America, gangs began to squeeze money out of communities using a mixture of business savvy, intimidation and terrifying brute force. You likely know most of these gangs by another name—the Mafia. There seemed to … Continue reading

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AFTER FERGUSON: WHY THERE WILL BE MORE BLOOD

On the Ferguson Grand Jury decision to not indict Michael Brown’s killer, Officer Darren Wilson… My pen has been silent up to now. I’ve been sharing my thoughts online since Brown’s death, so I’m not sure what’s new to add here. I’m … Continue reading

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TEAM OBAMA ENABLED FERGUSON INJUSTICE

On the one hand, you have President Obama—albeit late—discussing Ferguson, Missouri and the Michael Brown shooting as examples of America’s imperfect and unjust criminal justice system, while the other has one of the President’s federal agencies creating a no-fly zone … Continue reading

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A TALE OF THREE RIOTS

College students in Morgantown, West virginia witnessed an event yesterday that caused them to set fires, pull down streetlights and cause additional property damage worth thousands of dollars. The students also threw bottles and rocks at police officers, who attempted to contain … Continue reading

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ANGEL SHOOTS DEVIL TO DEATH IN FERGUSON

  A long time ago, an observant man from this organization summarized people who subscribe to dialectic axioms as “folks who believe that once you identify ‘what it is,’ you’ve automatically identified ‘what it’s not.’” Many news organizations use this tactic, … Continue reading

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BLACK CODES OF MODERN-DAY FERGUSON

  People who ask “How come Blacks can’t get ahead” – whether in inquisitive or derogatorily accusative terms – can look to ArchCity Defenders‘ researched exposé (pdf) of Ferguson Missouri’s predatory law enforcement and court systems for a source of answers … Continue reading

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