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Radicalised White Supremacists Shoot Black Lives Protestors

The white supremacists who showed up to a Black Lives Matter protest Monday night in Minneapolis and shot five African-American participants were not there just by coincidence. As more facts emerge in the case, it’s now beginning to appear that not only was the attack a carefully planned attempt to disrupt the demonstration, but the… [Continue Reading]

Black Lives Matter Face Black Friday Shoppers

Hundreds of protesters blocked store entrances and shut down traffic inChicago’s ritziest shopping district on Black Friday to draw attention to the 2014 police killing of a black teenager who was shot 16 times by a white officer. Demonstrators stood shoulder to shoulder in a cold drizzling rain to turn the traditional start of the holiday… [Continue Reading]

Sandra Bland – Say her name

Sandra Bland is another black life lost under hinky police circumstances. The 28-year-old’s death in a Texas county jail on 13 July, three days after a routine traffic stop turned into a confrontation has attracted scepticism and disbelief from many who have been following the case. Whilst concerned American’s continue to keep a tally of… [Continue Reading]

It’s 2015 and the Dominican Republic Is Ethnically Cleansing Itself

Last April, during a two-week vacation back in Haiti, where most of my family comes from, my uncle and I discussed taking a road trip to the Dominican Republic. As he lamented what a crime it was that I hadn’t “seen the entire island,” he rattled through the many activities we could get into—some legally… [Continue Reading]

Why a new conversation needs to be had about the relationship between the Met and black youth

In recent years, especially since the death of Mark Duggan, the Met have called several community liaison meetings, were members of the community are allowed to air their concerns. I humbly suggest that we need to dictate the direction of the conversation, not them. The black community is consistently encouraged to lessen our animosity towards… [Continue Reading]

The Brutality of Police Culture in Baltimore

In Baltimore, where 25-year-old Freddie Gray died shortly after being taken into police custody, an investigation may uncover homicidal misconduct by law enforcement, as happened in the North Charleston, South Carolina, killing of Walter Scott. Or the facts may confound the darkest suspicions of protestors, as when the Department of Justice released its report on… [Continue Reading]

The Mysterious Death of Freddie Gray

Freddie Gray’s death on April 19 leaves many unanswered questions. But it is clear that when Gray was arrested in West Baltimore on the morning of April 12, he was struggling to walk. By the time he arrived at the police station a half hour later, he was unable to breathe or talk, suffering from… [Continue Reading]