“We must muster outrage over the routine dehumanization that happens in our criminal-justice system, rather than reserve it for the most extraordinary instances of injustice, if we are to maintain a movement for change,” writes Jonathan Rapping at the Nation.
Boko Haram, the terrorist cell in Nigeria responsible for kidnapping over 200 girls early last year, may be using the girls to carry out bomb attacks.
The Oscar nominations were announced this morning and the list of nominees is overwhelming white and male. Ava DuVernay, the director of Selma, was passed over for a Best Director nod. Over at Very Smart Brothas, Damon Young says that it’s okay for black people to be upset over the Oscar snub of Selma.
There has been no national outcry against the death of Aura Rosser at the hands of the Ann Arbor, Mich. Police Department. Writer Terrell Jermaine Starr wonders if black men’s lives matter more than black women’s.
“The state of Florida, it appears, is ground zero for the deaths of prisoners, and the crisis is so deeply corrupt and out of hand that it needs immediate national intervention,” writes Shaun King.
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Last year, Chicago couple, Kordale and Kaleb Lewis went viral after a picture of them doing their daughters’ hair went viral. Now the family is starring in a commercial for Nikon.