Black Lives Matter

05 Oct 2017

If You’re Not Kneeling, You Just Don’t Get It

You might not like the tone BLM takes, or the image of NFL players kneeling before a game, but if you think that makes these things fundamentally wrong, it’s time for a U.S. history lesson.

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04 Oct 2017

This Bitter Earth: New Play Grapples With Love, Race & Black Lives Matter

Now playing at New Conservatory Theater Center through October 22, Harrison David Rivers’ new play This Bitter Earth touches upon many hot button issues, albeit with a depth and sensitivity which might inspire audiences to engage in thoughtful dialogues about the Black Lives Matter movement. The play follows the brief, intense

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05 May 2017

Why Police Hiring Practices Create Violence

It’s an unavoidable topic. Turn on the news on any given day and there’s a questionable police shooting or police using excessive force.  It seems as commonplace as the daily weather report. The first few times were shocking, but we are beginning to grow numb to the idea that the

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26 Feb 2017

La La Land Wins…wait…nevermind. Moonlight wins best picture!

I never watch awards shows. Never. My spouse and my in-laws watch that shit on the reg. But, I have never invested any time or effort into watching awards shows because if the award ain’t going to me, what’s the point? This year I had a special interest in the

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20 Dec 2016

How To Actually “Make America Great Again”

By Mar-Li Pitcher and Lauryn Petrie  Red banners wave and the exuberant crowd’s cheers of “Make America Great Again” rise to the rafters. The working-class descendants of the Mayflower feel that they have finally found their king. Xenophobia and fear fuel their rabid enthusiasm. Meanwhile, outside, homeless people are having their

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11 Oct 2016

We wanna send you to see Kamau Bell!

W. Kamau Bell is a socio-political comedian and host of KALW’s Kamau Right Now!, a live radio show that transforms the political and cultural conversation of the moment into what Kamau calls “a three-ring circus of relevance.” Bell is also the host of CNN’s The United Shades of America, a documentary series

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17 Aug 2016

Black Women’s Lives Matter: Respecting Civilian Voices in Police Encounters

If you don’t know the story of Korryn Gaines, 23, the black woman murdered by Baltimore Police Department there is a reason why. It could be because your life doesn’t depend on knowing how the state responds to your existence. This is most likely because your life and ability to

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