Performance, tumblr text post on screen, 2014
In Chicago, 88% of the students affected by the school closures are African-American. The numbers are just as glaring in Philadelphia, where 81% are black. In both cities more than 93% of the affected students come from poor families.
A woman who was shot during the protests in Ferguson said police have still not contacted her
It has been a month since Mya Aaten-White was shot during a protest in Ferguson. It took her three 911 calls to get an ambulance, and they arrived with a police escort who showed up with guns drawn, making demands of the people who had rescued and tended to her before letting anyone get close to her. The hospital reports that cops showed up to retrieve the bullet that they removed from her head.
Mya Aaten-White awoke to news reports that she had been the victim of a drive-by shooting performed by 5-6 black people. She denies this report vehemently, saying it was 5-6 black people who saved her life and that there was no drive-by. Furthermore, neither she nor her lawyer were able to find out where the bullet that had been removed from her head had gone.
The police have not interviewed her. A month after her shooting, and with a lawyer trying to help the process along, the police still have not interviewed her.
it…almost…seems…like…the police…shot her
Will those stellar free-speech advocates on the right stand up for Dr. Misee Harris, or will they remain silent?
Dr. Misee Harris, who also was the Black Bachelorette, just found herself in an impossible situation after posting support for Ferguson and Mike Brown’s family on her private Facebook page. Dr. Harris was given a choice to resign or shut up. Here’s the story: