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What We Learned From Mike Brown, Eric Garner, and Ferguson (Part 2)

  In Part 1, we covered the impact of the Ferguson saga on community organizing, race relations, and police vigilance. The following are more excerpts from that conversation, with a focus on what political activists can learn from these events. My commentary follows each blocked quote. Let’s continue:

What We Learned From Mike Brown, Eric Garner, and Ferguson (Part 1)

  I enjoy discussions with friends. Last week, I had a conversation with friends about Ferguson, MO and the aftermath of the Darren Wilson decision. Yahoo story on Ferguson: https://news.yahoo.com/mayor-vows-rebuild-riot-torn-us-town-ferguson-200210678.html We explored police misconduct, misguided protests, and suggestions for how blacks (and America at large) can move forward. This article will not focus on whether officer …

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From “The Big Book Of Bad Ideas”: NYC Moves To Ban Sugary Drinks

New York is abuzz with a new proposal from NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg: New York City plans to enact a far-reaching ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, movie theaters and street carts, in the most ambitious effort yet by the Bloomberg administration to combat rising obesity. The sale …

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