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25-year-old Freddie Gray died from severe spine injuries while in the custody of Baltimore police and now city officials announced that they have suspended six officers with pay while they conduct an investigation that has several residents including the mayor searching for answers.
There were only six police officers in Parma, Missouri and after the small town voted in their first African-American female mayor, five of them resigned.
I began reading Michael Eric Dyson’s lengthy essay for The New Republic, “The Ghost of Dr. Cornel West,” with some trepidation. By the time I finished it, I was sickened. Framed as an impartial assessment of West’s so-called steep decline as a scholar, public intellectual, thought-leader and as a writer, Dyson backdoors into a scathing critique of his former friend that felt as bruising as a series of sucker punches delivered with increasingly gleeful frequency and viciousness.
When asked how it felt to have President Barack Obama request she write a poem for his first inauguration, Elizabeth Alexander humbly responded: “I was just happy there was going to be a poem for the inaugural.”
So you think the Michael Eric Dyson article on Cornel West in the New Republic is a tough one? As well as his tell-all interview with The Root? If so, you must not remember the political cartoon from Muhammad Speaks (the newspaper Malcolm X founded in his basement), which was published during the time Malcolm X was publicly feuding with the Nation of Islam.