The NFL Tried to Co-opt Kaepernick’s Protest and Only Incited War

The NFL Tried to Co-opt Kaepernick’s Protest and Only Incited War

In case it ever gets lost in the frothing and bubbling confusion of our 24-hour news media’s raving: Colin Kaepernick’s personal act of protest was about, specifically, the seemingly unaddressed killings of unarmed blacks at the hands of police. Continue reading The NFL Tried to Co-opt Kaepernick’s Protest and Only Incited War

Watch Big K.R.I.T.’s Stirring BET Hip Hop Awards Performance!

Watch Big K.R.I.T.’s Stirring BET Hip Hop Awards Performance!

Last night’s B.E.T. Hip Hop Awards carried a strong theme of unity and protest throughout. Nowhere was this theme more emotional than when Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T. performed his spoken word piece that has since made the rounds on the Internet this morning. Continue reading Watch Big K.R.I.T.’s Stirring BET Hip Hop Awards Performance!

Black Lives Matter is About Police Misconduct; ‘Black-on-Black’ Crime is a Myth

Black Lives Matter is About Police Misconduct; ‘Black-on-Black’ Crime is a Myth

For certain individuals, it is easier to believe that urban blight is black folks’ responsibility to fix and black folks alone. These people do not believe that systemic racism is a thing. So they create something called “black-on-black” crime as an easy out, to basically say: Black people are inherently violent and evil, they need to fix that about themselves and stop bothering us. Continue reading Black Lives Matter is About Police Misconduct; ‘Black-on-Black’ Crime is a Myth

Baltimore Activists Occupy City Hall; Demand Protest Guidelines, 16 arrested

Baltimore Activists Occupy City Hall; Demand Protest Guidelines, 16 arrested

According to Jake Carlo of the City Paper: An incredible scene unfolded at [Baltimore’s] City Hall early this morning as 100 or more police, including a large number of high-ranking officers, swept City Hall to arrest and imprison 16 student protesters who had for a few hours occupied a city council meeting room. Continue reading Baltimore Activists Occupy City Hall; Demand Protest Guidelines, 16 arrested