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Ferguson, Mo., Stays in the Sunken Place: Re-Elects Failed Mayor Ferguson, Mo., Stays in the Sunken Place: Re-Elects Failed Mayor

This is why we can’t have nice things. Not because they are taken from us. Or hidden from us. Or placed behind a thousand-foot wall we can’t scale. Nope, sometimes black people can’t have nice things because we steadfastly, inexcusably, sabotage ourselves with apathy and ignorance.

Video: John Oliver's Take On What's Happening in Ferguson, MO Video: John Oliver's Take On What's Happening in Ferguson, MO

Full disclosure: I'm a huge fan of John Oliver. I watch Last Week Tonight because it's such a good show to me. His monologue segments are informative, engaging, entertaining, and well researched. John Oliver, a foreigner mind you, seems to get it. Especially when it comes to whats happening in Ferguson, Missouri. For…

Police Assassinate Michael Brown's Character. Then Say They're Not Assassinating His Character. Police Assassinate Michael Brown's Character. Then Say They're Not Assassinating His Character.

Earlier today, it was reported, along with video, that Michael Brown was the primary suspect in a convenience store robbery before being fatally shot by police officer Darren Wilson. He, and eye-witness to the shooting Dorian Johnson, allegedly robbed a store of a box of Swisher Sweets and on the way out of the store,…

On J. Cole's "Be Free" and Hip-Hop In Times of Protest On J. Cole's "Be Free" and Hip-Hop In Times of Protest

One thing I have stopped doing over the years is looking at hip-hop artists to be a voice for our social conscious. Of course when things in Ferguson, Missouri started getting out of control I had a quick thought: “What’s Nelly going to do?” But I dismissed it as quick as it entered my head. No matter what he would do…

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