Tag Archives: race relations

#DWBBOOK AUTHOR MEETS DERAY MCKESSON

I was at Starbucks in New Haven, Connecticut getting a cup of coffee when I ran into national community organizer DeRay McKesson. He was headed to Yale University deliver to an explosive lecture. Continue reading

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The Double Standard In Race Based Violence

Dylann Roof’s acts of gun violence will total five times that of the financial costs of the Baltimore Riots. As one person he fatally shot nine people, opposed to the 200 people who were arrested in Baltimore for non-violent crimes Continue reading

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Blue Police in Black Communities

With rioting simultaneously taking place in over 100 cities across the United States, WNPR Where We Live recorded a live broadcast at Central Connecticut State University. They brought together academics and activists, researchers and a law enforcement officer, to join in frank conversation with students and others from the community. Continue reading

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LIFE-SAVING TIPS FOR BLACK PASSENGERS

During a motor vehicle investigation or stop-frisk, the officer on scene will decide your fate based on his/her discretion. By that time, you already will have been arrested, pepper sprayed or tazered. Leave all of the homemade “street lawyer” debate for home or after the stop by police. Continue reading

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URBAN GUIDE FOR IVY LEAGUE STUDENTS

Author and Motivational Speaker Shafiq Abdussabur, tackles the tough question asked by Focus on New Haven Yale University sophomores during an orientation program focused on community service and learning more about New Haven. Continue reading

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