In Ferguson (Part 3): The Politics of Men In Blue Suits, Black Men with Guns, and Democracy

The first image I woke up to Christmas Eve was of another black life lost to the system. Antonio Martin, an 18 year old black male from Berkeley, Missouri–only a few towns from Ferguson–will be added to the list of black men gunned down by the police. Depending on whose word you take, the facts are a little blurry. If Martin had been unarmed, like … Continue reading In Ferguson (Part 3): The Politics of Men In Blue Suits, Black Men with Guns, and Democracy

In Ferguson: Between Law, History, And Defining Black Existence

To read the full article, click here to go to the new Soul Latte website. To fully appreciate how powerful racism is to know how two back-to-back grand juries could decide to not indict two cops for killing unarmed black men isn’t the first time black Americans are being reminded of where they stand within the law. As a people, we have had a long … Continue reading In Ferguson: Between Law, History, And Defining Black Existence