Dead or in Jail: The Burden of Being a Black Man in America
There was a time when I vowed to never bring another black child into this world. "For what?" I thought. "To be beaten, to be caged, to be taught to hate himself and everyone who shares the same skin as him?"
Alleged Gun-Planting by Brooklyn Cops Raises New Questions About the Death of Kimani Gray
A report that the NYPD has allegedly planted guns on suspects in Flatbush, Brooklyn, further fuels the mystery surrounding the shooting death of a black teenager at the hands of plainclothes cops there last year.
Let's Not Get Hung Up on Property Damage When We Talk About Protests
News reports on protests that focus on broken windows or a shop's momentary loss of income are missing the broader context of why people take to the streets to demand change.