The RootThe New Killing Fields: How Police Tourism Sanctions the Lethal Pursuit of ...The RootIf you think the case in Tulsa, Okla.—in which a wealthy businessman allegedly bought his way into an officer's uniform, eventually killing an unarmed black man—is an isolated incident, you're wrong. There are hundreds of thousands of volunteer and ...and more »
AL.comFormer Alabama trooper to black people: 'Don't run from police'AL.comA former Alabama state trooper, in an open letter to unarmed black people, on Wednesday gave some advice: Don't run from police. Orrin "Checkmate" Hudson, a Birmingham native and Alabama trooper from 1986 to 1993, wrote an open letter that appeared ...Dear black people: 'Stop running from
Raw StoryHere are 10 things black people fear that white people don't — or don't ...Raw StoryWhen black people wake up and begin the day, we have a wide range of issues we have to think about before leaving our homes. Will a police officer kill us today? Or, will some George Zimmerman vigilante see us as a threat in our own neighborhoods and ...
Boston Globe (subscription)Diverse campuses, but still few black studentsBoston Globe (subscription)Some black students describe a “culture shock” as they discover they are an extreme minority. In interviews on several local campuses this week, students said they are often the only black students in class and feel a duty to represent black people as ...and more »
SalonBlack people are not here to teach you: What so many white Americans just can ...SalonBlack people are not here to teach you: What so many white Americans just can't grasp. Condemning racism is easy. Being a true ally in the fight against white supremacy requires time and research. Kali Holloway, AlterNet. Share ...
Mediaite'I'm Looking at the Trail of Dead Black People!' Marc Lamont Hill, Ex ...MediaiteMarc Lamont Hill and ex-NYPD detective Harry Houck got into quite the shouting match on CNN tonight over black deaths at the hands of the police. They were mostly focused on the case of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, who died in police custody, and Walter ...Ex-Cop's Clash With Marc Lamont Hil
The GuardianToni Morrison: 'I'm writing for black people … I don't have to apologise'The Guardian“I'm writing for black people,” she says, “in the same way that Tolstoy was not writing for me, a 14-year-old coloured girl from Lorain, Ohio. I don't have to apologise or consider myself limited because I don't [write about white people] – which is ...and more&nbs
Deaths, Abuse of Black People in Custody Reveal A Disturbing National ...Atlanta Black StarThe abuse of inmates or suspects in the custody of law enforcement is a national problem that seems to be growing worse with fresh reports week after week of disturbing incidents that call into question how much the nation actually cares about what ...and more »
BBC News'They hate black people'BBC NewsPortugal is often praised for its success in integrating immigrants but in the suburbs of Lisbon police are being accused of racism and brutality. Jailza Sousa's young son is afraid when she hangs out the washing on their first-floor balcony. "He's ...and more »
Daily BeastPreach, Chris Rock: Why Black People Cant Get Into BaseballDaily BeastThe comedian laments the fact that he's one of the last black baseball fans that he knows and explains how the game has alienated black people over the years. And he's largely right. This was, after all, a conflicted marriage to begin with—and Rock ...Chris Rock answers the question, 'Why don't black