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The Establishment's Blog – September 2014 Archive (7)

FEATURE: Adrian Peterson, The Hypocrisy of the NFL & White Supremacy in America

Dear EVERYONE,

        I'm sure by now you all have heard of Adrian Peterson's recent child abuse indictment. I've watched a few interviews read his response and the media's take on it. Now the Vikings have barred him from team interactions pending the outcome of the court proceedings. I figured; "I don't have any kids, I don't play in the NFL, I wasn't there and know no details, other than what I've read from other people who basically know…

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Added by The Establishment on September 18, 2014 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

FEATURE: More and more blacks are being entrapped in a "cycle of unpaid tickets and arrest warrants"

In Ferguson, St Louis, there have been longstanding tensions between police and the city's predominately black community; now following the killing of Mike Brown by a white police officer on August 9th, these issues have been brought to the forefront. Now as activists continue to protest police…

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Added by The Establishment on September 10, 2014 at 12:47pm — No Comments

FEATURE: News Flash From #Ferguson Kids to People in Denial: "Racism Is Not Over"

Ferguson kids made this viral video making fun of those who think we're already in a post-racial society and don't want to talk about racism. News Flash: Racism is not over! They know, they live where unarmed Black teenager Mike Brown was killed by the police a month ago. Watch 'Hey White People: A Kinda Awkward Note to America by #Ferguson Kids' below.

The shade! LMAO!…

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Added by The Establishment on September 10, 2014 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

FEATURE: The night I Became a Soldier and a Black Woman in Ferguson

An independent group of POC artists and activists traveled to Ferguson, MO, the weekend of August 29 - September 1. Their trip was unaffiliated with any organization, though they engaged with several during their trip. Hundreds and thousands of activists traveled to Ferguson that weekend and many are continuing to organize around the issues of police brutality and urban plight. This group will be sharing media content and stories with AFROPUNK in the upcoming weeks about…

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Added by The Establishment on September 8, 2014 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

FEATURE: #BlackOutMonday Encourages Use Of Buying Power To Foster Social Justice

Should we feed a system that doesn't respect/support us? Some believe we should use our buying power to bring attention to our issues. Today is #BlackOutMonday "for all the crimes against our community. For the lives taken, exploitation, injustices". #‎BeTheChange ‪#‎TooManyNames‬

More info below and on the #BeTheChange Movement's website. Share and spread…

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Added by The Establishment on September 8, 2014 at 7:07am — No Comments

FEATURE: AFROPUNK Festival Goers Talk Ferguson, Police Brutality & More

Nearly 30,000 fans flocked daily to the make-shift concert grounds of Commodore Barry Park in Green Point, Brooklyn for the 10th annual AFROPUNK Festival in a celebration of multicultural otherness, but recent events cast a shadow over the weekend.

Within the six weeks preceding the concert, the lives of three black males were taken by police force. The untimely deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown and Ezell Stewart…

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Added by The Establishment on September 5, 2014 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

FEATURE: "I Could Have Been Mike Brown" - Share Your Experience With Profiling & Police Brutality

Inspired by a feature in The Guardian called 'I Could Have Been Mike Brown', we want to hear your stories about being profiled by the police, and police brutality. As we've recently reported from…

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Added by The Establishment on September 2, 2014 at 10:33am — No Comments

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