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BLACK WOMAN TASHALA DANGEL GEYER PAINTS HERSELF WHITE TO AVOID BEING SHOT BY POLICE

Video presented below without comment — except that Facebook took down the original video before a user brought it back. Crazy love to my Sis Maya P. for putting this on my radar …

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POLICE REFORM ALONE WON’T SAVE BLACK LIVES

  I’ve been asked for my recommendations regarding police reform so that we won’t have to see African descendants like Alton Sterling and Philando Castile get killed after interactions with police officers. I can rattle off plenty of recommendations, but … Continue reading

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WHY “ALL LIVES MATTER” FOLKS ARE FOS

How offended, terrified, or angry would you become if I said “Dogs’ Lives Matter” and supported a movement around that brand? You’d likely answer “Not at all” because your cognition permits you to reason that focusing on due respect for … Continue reading

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TAMIR RICE — A LOSER COP’S DREAM COME TRUE

He was called “Distracted” in a personnel assessment file. “Weepy.” “Could not follow simple directions.” Cannot “Communicate clear thoughts nor recollections.” The “Weepy” person is Cleveland police officer Timothy Loehmann, pictured above, who recently avoided a grand jury indictment for … Continue reading

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LAQUAN MCDONALD’S DEATH SAYS CHICAGO IS RUN BY MANY ‘BAD APPLES’

Two themes have converged to make Laquan McDonald’s apparent murder by Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke a cloudy discussion — race and relegating Van Dyke’s behavior to the act of one “bad apple” out of a crop of good … Continue reading

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MICHAEL ROBINSON’S DEATH PENALTY WITHOUT A TRIAL

Guess what happens when you are arrested in Pemiscot County, Missouri, and you’re a diabetic in need of two insulin shots per day to stay alive? The answer simple, in the case of Michael Robinson—you die in jail. Allow me … Continue reading

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YOU IGNORE THAT SANDRA BLAND DIED OVER A CIGARETTE

A few years ago, I shared a Reuters story about a restaurant owner in Turkey who was shot dead after he tried to stop customers from smoking in his establishment. Some Americans laughed at the killing, as if to say … Continue reading

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PERCEPTIONS WIN AGAIN (THE OFFICER BRELO CHAPTER)

Since a Cleveland jury believed police officer Michael Brelo’s story today that justifiable fear drove him to stand on the hood of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams’ car and shoot 15 of the 137 bullets officers fired at the unarmed … Continue reading

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PRINCE – BALTIMORE

“It’s time to hear the guitar play.” As promised by Prince, also known in my world as His Royal Badazz-ness, he released his city-titled tribute to the people of Baltimore as well as the people of African descent who have … Continue reading

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BALTIMORE MAYOR LOST IN ISMS AND SCHISMS ABOUT RIOTS

It appears that Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is lost in her isms and schisms over what to call the small fraction of the thousands of protesters who burned and looted parts of Baltimore in response to Freddie Gray’s death at … Continue reading

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