Skim this article right quick. The article itself is not important, mind you; it tells us things we were already saying right when we got the news about Darius Simmons (whom, from the looks of things, we’ll be talking about for a lot longer than I initially intended).
We already knew the cops would be callous and inconsiderate towards Darius’s mom. We already knew the cops would be (rightly) criticized and we already knew their Chief would come to their defense.
We also knew white civilians who haven’t the slightest clue what it’s like to be of color and in America would also defend the cops.
We already knew all that.
Africa. The Motherland. The home of the Garden of Eden and the crater of life. Despite its rich history of kings, queens, and inventions, the recent rhetoric out of the continent has been one of colonial rule, warring factions, and a struggle to gain and retain independence. Despite its challenges, the countries of Africa continue to progress toward a bright future with booming economies and democratic governments, but one illusive goal remains just out of reach: unity.
The New York Times recently spoke with Tyquan Brehon, a young, African American resident of Brooklyn who has been stopped over 60 times under the NYPD’s oppressive “Stop and Frisk” program.
“Dear White People” is a satire about being a black face in a white place. The film has an impressive list of people ready to help make it happen, all they need is funding.
Carl Jacquneaux, a 43-year-old Lafayette Parish resident was jailed Saturday after he allegedly chomped off part of a man’s face.