The Minneapolis Police Department is facing renewed scrutiny on how it handles misconduct.
Now well into its third week, the trial of former police officer Mohamed Noor has put the Minneapolis Police Department’s “blue wall of silence” in the forefront, along with issues of transparency and inconsistencies amongst its officers.
Local news outlets have claimed the whole world will be watching Minneapolis because of Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor’s trial. If that is true, then it will be to see the U.S. justice system jail one of its own. However, Black folks will likely not be as curious — they have a deep suspicion of […]
If words count, then the Star Tribune headline, ‘At North High lessons include reading, writing and resilience,’ and its accompanying article sent more than a few messages in one.
If he were alive, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would be wholly disgusted with the American experiment.
Peace, goodwill, and good tidings this holiday season were interrupted by the outrageous violation and public humiliation of a Black New Jersey high school wrestler.
Despite what willing recipients of U.S. propaganda and indoctrination have led folks to believe, morality is not a consideration in U.S. foreign policy. Nor, for that matter, is it a consideration in domestic policy…
Bob Kroll, on Facebook, tried to detract from Blevins’ killing by saying people should be more concerned about Black people killed by citizens. Why can’t we be concerned about both? This is not a new tactic, but a particularly heinous one considering that Blevins has not even been buried yet.
The history of Blacks as apes or monkeys owes its start not to poor, unlettered, backwoods rednecks, but rather refined, wealthy and highly educated White people who invented so-called scientific racism in which Europeans sought to prove the inferiority of Blacks, ostensibly to justify their enslavement of Africans.
News Analysis The Super Bowl is a reflection of the reality of race, class, and status in America. Coaches used to be fond of saying that sports don’t build character, it’s a reflection of character. Sports is also a reflection of society. The Take a Knee movement inspired by Colin Kaepernick has exposed a very […]