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What I Learned on the Ground in Ferguson, and Where Do We Go From Here

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Jasiri X speaking to a resident of North County, MO outside of Michael Brown’s funeral (Photo by Cartan X Mosley)  One of the most inspiring things that came out of my trip to Ferguson was seeing the emerging young leaders on the ground doing incredible organizing, despite facing a military force every night for almost […]

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Angels and Emmys

Last weekend, Charles Belk, a 51-year-old black man, was arrested and detained by the Beverly Hill Police Department on the suspicion that he had robbed a nearby bank. In reality, Belk had been having a meal at a nearby restaurant, and was on his way to check the status of his parking meter. Before Belk […]

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Peace and Positivity: Even When it Hurts

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Prejudice looks something like this, seeing someone and without even knowing their name much less their character you judge them based off of what they look like. Humanity then is when they speak and you realize that you may have been wrong and you check yourself…lesson learned.

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What’s Beef?

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The age-old phrase “beef” or “beefing” has become an mainstay in recent years in the realm of Hip-Hop. Any form of the dozens or verbal jousting nowadays is misconstrued as “beef,” but what actually constitutes beef in the Hip-Hop arena versus those who operate on the periphery? I decided to revisit this topic in light […]

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BYP100 on how you can end police brutality in your community

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The following post originally appears on The Grio. It was written by BYP100′s  National Coordinator Charlene Carruthers and BYP100 member Terrance Laney. By: Charlene Carruthers & Terrance Laney President Barack Obama’s statements on the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, left many young black folks feeling that  the administration was either unwilling or inept at addressing […]

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Theodore Wafer and the Nature of Prejudice

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The tragedy of Renisha McBride can not be understated. It is unlike stories of police officers being required to make split second decisions of life and death or where an argument/altercation gets out of control and gun violence ensues, this was a young woman who was in a terrible situation. She had gotten into a […]

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Pull a Trigger, Kill a N*gger, He’s a Hero? Video Footage of Another Police Shooting in St. Louis

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$2 for a soda $1 for a cigar, what is a black life worth? Below is the video footage of the second young black man that has been shot and killed in St. Louis, MO within the last two weeks.  I watched the video this morning and my soul was grieved. 

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How Long Will They Mourn Me?

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With the recent findings in the Michael Brown case, I wonder how long the mourning will last? In a world where brevity and speed is favored over taking ones time, how long will the outrage at Michael Brown’s killing at the hands of Ferguson Missouri Police Officer Darren Wilson last?

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Video: it looks like Michael Brown paid for those cigarillos after all

Last week, St. Louis County police released video footage of Michael Brown in a convenience store. The footage showed Brown walking out of the store with a box of cigarillos after muffing who appears to be a much smaller convenience store cashier/owner. Immediately, cries of criminalizing Brown surfaced, as many of us believe that 1. […]

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On the POTUS’ Response to the Events in Ferguson

After a night of turning up and after issuing a statement on the death of actor Robin Williams, President Obama finally got around to saying a word or several about the killing of Michael Brown and the ensuing situation in Ferguson, Missouri. Obama’s remarks, as many of us expected, were as tepid as his dance […]

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