African American men

Video Shows South Carolina Cop Shooting Black Man Without Any Apparent Provocation | ThinkProgress | #OYRchallenge

In September 2014, Sean Groubert, a South Carolina State Trooper shot a young African American man, Levar Jones, on his way home from work, seconds after asking for his driver license. Jones was only shot in the hip but the video shows the lightning attack on him by Groubert as he reached for the requested document.

What’s striking about this case is how swiftly Groubert escalated the incident from a routine traffic stop to the use of potentially deadly force — and the fact that he did so without any apparent provocation whatsoever. Only four seconds pass between when Groubert asks Jones for his license, and when Groubert fires the first of four shots at the unarmed driver.The other thing that’s striking about this case, however, is the fact that Groubert will actually face criminal charges for his actions. According to The State, Groubert faces up to 20 years in prison if he is convicted. He was also fired by the highway patrol on Friday.

via Video Shows South Carolina Cop Shooting Black Man Without Any Apparent Provocation | ThinkProgress.

– These Kids Are About To Charge The Chicago Police Dept. With Genocide At The United Nations VIDEO | #OYRchallenge

The charge of Genocide has been levied upon various countries across the globe. We watch the horrors broadcast on American television, and we return to our lives without recognizing the historical genocide attempted against African Americans in the US. The United States refused to sign the UN Convention on Social and Economic Equality. Mike Brown was sacrificed, but his life will now have meaning as the question of national genocide by authorities is no longer a question. The children are fighting for their lives. The UN is their only hope. Support them in their efforts. The ultimate #OYRchallenge
via – These Kids Are About To Charge The Chicago Police Dept. With Genocide At The United Nations VIDEO.

A group of youth social justice leaders plan to go to Geneva, Switzerland this November to deliver testimony about the experiences of young people, people of color and other marginalized communities who face targeted violence by police in the Chicago area.The grass-roots group who call themselves, We Charge Genocide, will speak before the United Nations Against Torture. Their name comes from a petition that was delivered to the United Nations in 1951. Using stories and data from their Youth Hearing On Police Violence the delegates where they will speak out against the crimes against humanity that  are the norm for minority groups in Chicago and across the nation.

Frantz Fanon Black Skin White Mask |#OYRchallenge

Frantz Fanon:

“I am black; I am in total fusion with the world, in sympathetic affinity with the earth, losing my id in the heart of the cosmos — and the white man, however intelligent he may be, is incapable of understanding Louis Armstrong or songs from the Congo. I am black, not because of a curse, but because my skin has been able to capture all the cosmic effluvia. I am truly a drop of sun under the earth.”
Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks

Latest Mike Brown Shooting Video – Hands Up| The Free Thought Project| #OYRchallenge

via ‘He had his f**king hands in the air!’ New footage shows Ferguson witnesses reacting to teen’s death | The Free Thought Project.

Their account aligns with what other witnesses have said: that Brown’s hands were raised in the air when he was killed.The contractors said they did not see how the incident began.The video was filmed on a cellphone by an unidentified witness, CNN reported.

7 Lies We Need to Stop Telling About Young African-American Men – PolicyMic

Kwasi Enin

Last week Long Island teenager Kwasi Enin captured national headlines after becoming part of an impressive club: high school seniors who have been accepted into all eight Ivy League schools. However, while many celebrated Enin’s achievement, a bitter minority griped that the teenager had somehow gamed the system. The racial subtext was obvious: Enin couldn’t have actually have gotten into all those schools by himself. Why? Well, because he’s black.  

via 7 Lies We Need to Stop Telling About Young African-American Men – PolicyMic.

The San Francisco Times


We damage our young men everyday by what we call tough talk, tough love, pulling the race up by their bootstraps. See this video, then watch it with your young men.

There’s a lot of focus on how society has treated minorities and women, but what about the flip side? What expectations do we have for the males in our society and how has that shaped their development? Within 30 seconds, find out the 3 most destructive words you can say to them.

via The San Francisco Times.

Race | Capital Repertory Theatre

Capital Repertory Theatre

Race, like sex, is a subject on which it is near impossible to tell the truth.”  – David Mamet.




By David Mamet

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 to Sunday, February 10, 2013

Previews start on: Friday, January 11, 2013

via Race | Capital Repertory Theatre.