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Police Brutality

34th Precinct

UC Must-Reads: They Can Do This To Anybody

Misconduct complaints against officers in the NYPD’s 34th Precinct have risen for three years straight. In 2018, 15 officers had complaints against them substantiated, the most of any precinct in New York City. Ali Winston penned an absolute must-read…

New Yorkers call for justice in Garner death | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen “I am going to stand outside, and I am going to scream it.” Emerald Garner’s voice then rose sharply. “Pantaleo needs to be fired! Pantaleo needs to be fired!” Garner, daughter of Eric Garner, was blunt…

Op-Led: I Still Can’t Breathe

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Uptown Collective (@uptowncollectiv) on Jul 17, 2019 at 8:44am PDT 5 years ago today, Eric Garner, a 43-year-old father of six and a grandfather of three,…

UPinion: Why “Black Lives Matter” Matters

BY AJ Sidransky (@AJSidransky) I’m white. Okay, I said it. For me it doesn’t matter. But, knowing full well what the advantages of being “white” are (see: white privilege) I try really hard to understand what life is like…

Must-See TV: Let the Fire Burn On PBS Tonight

This is one of the most important documentary films you will see this year. Using archival news coverage and interviews, Let the Fire Burn brings to life one of the most tumultuous but largely forgotten clashes between government and…

National Black Theatre - Trayvon Martin

Facing Our Truth @ The National Black Theatre

February 5 – 10, 2014 Opening Night – Feb. 5th  TICKETS ON SALE NOW! General Admission $25 Facing Our Truth: 10-Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege Playwrights: Dominique Morisseau, Winter Miller, Dan O’Brien with Grammy Award-Winner Quetzal Flores, Marcus Gardley, Mona Mansour and Tala…

Fruitvale Station

Fruitvale Station: The Review

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Before we even begin this, I must say that while I feel that this is one of the most important and powerful films I have ever seen, this a tough movie to watch. It is…