How To Be Born Black, Run From Police And Live To Write About It

The majority of Black men over the age of 40 have a cop-biography. This is our personal history of police altercations that have left mental scar tissue. We are not “victims;” we are the walking wounded.But not all of us are dead, like Rayshard Brooks, Walter Scott, Sandra Bland, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and the…

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The Ripple Effect of Colin Kaepernick Within and Beyond the NFL

Excerpt from the book, Policing Black Athletes: Racial Disconnect in Sports, (Peter Lang Publishers) As we approach the September start of the NFL I’ve been wondering how players will protest, if at all. I’m guessing yes. Both basketball and baseball have come back strong with Black Lives Matter patches, emblems and commercials. Given that this…

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Australian Olympian Peter Norman honored over 1968 black power protest

It is definitely a challenge to be a white ally. It is also challenging to be a male ally for women, a hetero ally for the 🏳️‍🌈 LGBTQ community, and a “able” ally for the differently-abled. And rewards and accolades might not come til after you are gone. Rest In Peace, Peter Norman. Thank you for supporting…

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Congressman Beto O’Rourke Defending NFL Players Who Take A Knee

He did well by confronting and acknowledging the counter discussion about troops and veterans and the flag. He placed black people on the battlefield too. He remained on topic about wrongful deaths. He also knows his black/american history. I trust him. Kneeling for the Anthem is peaceful protest. For wrongful death. Don’t allow people to…

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