Posts Tagged ‘police brutality

28
Sep
16

In The News Today

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21
Sep
16

‘Protect And Serve’ – Those Words Ring Hollow

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Adam Rhew captured the picture that says so much

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30
Aug
16

The Right To Protest

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16
Aug
16

Two Americas

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25
Jul
16

Be Your Brother’s And Sister’s Keeper

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16
Jul
16

Tweets Of The Day

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This was vetted before it was published. This portrayal of black people by the media is not an accident. It is deliberate, manipulative, and disgusting

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14
Jul
16

Early Bird Chat: #23Ways

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All Times Eastern

10:30AM: President Obama receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

12PM: Press Secretary Josh Earnest holds the White House Briefing

2:55PM: President Obama participates n a town hall conversation hosted by ABC

8PM: The town hall airs on ABC and ABC affiliated channels like FreeForm, ESPN. It will also stream online at Watch ESPN, Watch ABC, ABC News Digital, Yahoo, ABC News’ Facebook page, YouTube channel, and ABC Radio

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13
Jul
16

The President’s Day

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 13: U.S. President Barack Obama pauses during a conversation on community policing and criminal justice July 13, 2016 at Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC. President Obama hosted a conversation with activists, civil rights, faith, law enforcement and elected leaders from around the country on ways can "keep people safe, build community trust, and ensure justice for all Americans." (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 13: U.S. President Barack Obama (C) speaks during a conversation on community policing and criminal justice July 13, 2016 at Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC. President Obama hosted a conversation with activists, civil rights, faith, law enforcement and elected leaders from around the country on ways can "keep people safe, build community trust, and ensure justice for all Americans." (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama speaks during a conversation on community policing and criminal justice

Black Lives Matter activist Mica Grimm (R) listens beside New Haven Police Chief Dean Esserman (L) during a discussion on community policing and criminal justice at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, next to the White House, on July 13, 2016 in Washington, DC. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Black Lives Matter activist Mica Grimm listens beside New Haven Police Chief Dean Esserman

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US President Barack Obama speaks during a discussion on community policing and criminal justice in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, next to the White House, on July 13, 2016 in Washington, DC. From left are: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti; President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Sherrilyn Ifill; Chief Terry Cuningham of the International Association of Chiefs of Police; President Obama. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti; President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Sherrilyn Ifill; Chief Terry Cuningham of the International Association of Chiefs of Police

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 13: U.S. President Barack Obama (R) speaks as Terry Cunningham (L) of International Association of Chiefs of Police listens during a conversation on community policing and criminal justice July 13, 2016 at Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC. President Obama hosted a conversation with activists, civil rights, faith, law enforcement and elected leaders from around the country on ways can "keep people safe, build community trust, and ensure justice for all Americans." (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

13
Jul
16

Ieshia Evans On The Bayou

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Jacqueline OBoomer

Ieshia Evans on the Bayou

The ones who were afraid in Baton Rouge
Were the ones carrying the “red sticks”
Not the warrior queen who visited from the north
On behalf of her five-year old son
So she might invest in
His having a better life.

A better life
Than the sons of other mothers
She had gone there to mourn with
And stand proudly for.

She repelled the “red sticks”
Who were few in number
But seemed to grow into
A wall before her
As she stood her ground
Quietly in front of them.

She was a nurse who cared for others
Who said she was now “a vessel”
Doing God’s work.

The young queen arrived in regal garb
Regal in that it adorned her presence
Regal in that it could almost be said
To adorn ours.
She dressed for the moment
So that – standing in the hot sun
Of righteousness and pride –
She could feel as though
She were floating
In God’s air
In Baton Rouge.

The “red sticks” took her away
Took her away from her son
Took her away from her duties
Took her away from the cameras
And the tributes.

But the imprint she left
In the hearts and minds and souls
Of all of us
Remains
As though someone had gone out
And built a statue
Of a modern-day goddess
In every town in America.

The young queen
In the flowing garb
With diamonds in her closed eyes
With grief in her open heart
Sharing the secret:
How to be a woman
How to be a mother
How to be the vessel
How to show us the way
To Baton Rouge.

She stood silently on the gravel
She never spoke
But when we close our eyes
We can almost hear her say
“Ain’t I a woman?”
So that someday her son may say
“I am a man.”

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12
Jul
16

Early Bird Chat

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All Times Eastern

10:20AM: President Obama departs the White House with First Lady Michelle Obama

1:15PM: They and the Bidens arrive in Dallas, Texas

1:40PM: They attend an interfaith memorial service for the fallen Dallas police officers at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

3:20PM: They visit privately with the injured police officers and the families of the fallen police officers at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

5:35PM: They depart Dalas, Texas

8:10PM: They arrive at the White House

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