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Ferguson Speaks: A Communique From Ferguson

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As law enforcement officials and national media gear up for a St Louis County Grand Jury’s announcement as to whether it will levy charges against Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for the August 9th shooting of Michael Brown Jr., activists have issued a 9 minute video communiqué providing an intimate look at the climate on the ground.


The video communiqué displays a cross section of the myriad groups activated in the region and includes exclusive footage of Vonderrit Meyers Sr., Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III, celebrated artist and HandsUpUnited.org cofounder Tef Poe, Taurean Russell, Lost Voices organizer Low Key, Millennial Activists United co-creator Ashley Yates, activist and Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams, Damon Davis -- a volunteer with The Don’t Shoot Coalition, Canfield Watchmen founder David Whitt, as well as local Ferguson business managers.


Viewers are encouraged to tweet, share, and embed the video using the accompanying hashtag #FergusonSpeaks—extended raw clips of each of the video’s subjects are available upon request.

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This video stands in sharp contrast to the fanning the flames, sensationalism chasing journalism promulgated by the likes of CNN.  


Regardless of the verdict, which was not a surprise to me, there is clearly a problem in America as she relates to Black people.



A solution will have to begin with some semblance of committed solidarity (and I don't mean just Black people)  Unfortunately, I just don't see it happening.

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America is for the birds and I don't mean the bald eagles. More like the vultures who pick the bones of Lady Justice after she has been slain by racism.   Black folks need to just stop demanding something from white people that they are not going to get. Equality is a myth; Everybody does not have the same rights and privileges in this country.  Get real.


Instead of demonstrating and rioting in the streets and pleading in the courts, what niggas need to do is to stop giving motherfuckin' white cops reason to murder them.  Don't challenge these assholes, don't get caught committing crimes, don't run away from them or fire guns at them.  Frustrate the fools by not doing what they expect you to do.  Go about your life and do what you need to do to accumulate some money.  That's the only thing that matters in "Babylon".


To hell with the USA. It's the land of BS.      

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