We Investigated Breonna Taylor's Lawyer's Latest Allegations | VICE News
Why has so little information been released about the death of Breonna Taylor? VICE News has been investigating the case for months.
These Divers Search For Slave Shipwrecks and Discover Their Ancestors | National Geographic
Meet a group of vibrant scuba divers determined to find, document and positively identify slave shipwrecks.
The Slave Ship: A Human History
As early as 1740, the British merchant Malachy Postlethwayt, arguing for parliamentary subsidies for slave trade as essential to English prosperity, described the trade's "triangular nature." British ships carried manufactured goods to West Africa, where they were exchanged with local rulers for slaves. Hundreds of these slaves were packed into the ships and carried to the West Indies -- the so-called "middle passage" -- where they were sold and the proceeds used to buy sugar and rum, which the ships then transported back to England.
Marcus Rediker uses his experience as a maritime historian and his mastery of the contemporary documents to re-create all three legs of the triangle, often in the very words of the participants -- captains, seamen and slaves.
Dr. Marcus Rediker graduated with a B.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1976. He went to the University of Pennsylvania for graduate study, earning an M.A. and Ph.D. in history. He taught at Georgetown University from 1982 to 1994, lived in Moscow for a year (1984-5), and is currently Professor and Chair in the Department of History at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Marcus Rediker has written (or co-written) five books: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (1987), Who Built America? (1989), volume one; The Many-Headed Hydra (2000), Villains of All Nations (2004) and The Slave Ship: A Human History (2007).
T1J's Diversity vs. Tokenism
While diversity is a good thing, diversity without thoughtfulness can quickly turn into tokenism. Tokenism article:
This video is not made for children.
A Black Grandmother is Now Helping Lead the Wall of Moms in Portland | VICE News
VICE News went to Portland to find out why the Wall of Moms is suddenly getting so much attention and why the leadership is changing. See what the group's leaders have to say.
Mending broken trust: Police and the communities they serve | Charles Ramsey | TEDxPhiladelphia | TEDx Talks
To understand troubled relations between police and many communities today, we must first understand the national and global history of policing and acknowledge that law enforcement has not always stood on the right side of justice. In this candid talk informed by his 48-year career in law enforcement, former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey says law enforcement needs to shift its perceived mission from one of enforcing the law to one of protecting the rights of all. When the latter becomes the priority, communities experience not just safer and more secure neighborhoods but the presence of justice. And the thin blue line that allegedly separates good from evil instead becomes a strong thread woven throughout the community, helping to hold together the very fabric of democracy.
Retired Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey spent his 48-year law-enforcement career developing policing strategies, evidence-based initiatives, organizational accountability and neighborhood-based programs, while leading organizational change in police departments. As president of Major Cities Chiefs, Ramsey created the Leadership Executive Institute to help prepare police chiefs of the future. Working with the Anti Defamation League and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, he led the creation of “Law Enforcement & Society: Lessons from the Holocaust.” More than 90,000 local, state and federal law enforcement personnel have viewed the program. With the The National Constitution Center, he developed a program for law enforcement that focuses on the role of policing in a complex democratic society. And he was co-chair of President Barack Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, which sought ways to strengthen police community relations across the country.
"The Unraveling of America: Is This the End of the American Empire?" | Amanpour and Company
Amid a global pandemic, with a polarized political electorate, and with protesters crowding the streets, one wonders if the American Era might be coming to an end. Wade Davis certainly would argue that it is. In a recent article for "Rolling Stone," he wrote about COVID-19 as a factor in “the unraveling of America." Davis shares his thoughts with Hari Sreenivasan.
Originally aired on August 17, 2020.
Amanpour and Company features wide-ranging, in-depth conversations with global thought leaders and cultural influencers on the issues and trends impacting the world each day, from politics, business and technology to arts, science and sports. Christiane Amanpour leads the conversation on global and domestic news from London with contributions by prominent journalists Walter Isaacson, Michel Martin, Alicia Menendez and Hari Sreenivasan from the Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center in New York City.
The Truth About the Confederacy in the United States
Jeffery Robinson, the ACLU’s top racial justice expert, discusses the dark history of Confederate symbols across the country and outlines what we can do to learn from our past and combat systemic racism. (Streamed live on Aug 24, 2017)
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KingCountyTV, History of Racism in America, Part I, Part II and Part III
Jeffery Robinson takes an insightful look at our shared history and some "uncomfortable truths."
Discrimination in America: African American Experiences
The Forum, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
How do African Americans experience discrimination in daily life? A new poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health illuminates reports from African Americans who share their personal experiences with discrimination. With unprecedented documentation, the poll covers a range of areas — from police interaction, to job applications, to health care, to racial slurs. This Forum explored the poll results and their implications for a healthier, more equitable, and just society.
This poll is the first among a series of reports that surveyed additional groups, including Latinos, Asian Americans, Native Americans, men, women, and LGBTQ adults, on their experiences with discrimination.
This Forum event was presented October 24, 2017, in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and NPR..
BRIC TV The Racial History of Policing in America | BK Live
Almost like clockwork, they keep coming: the highly publicized incidents connecting Black victims and police officers with guns. And every time, racial disparities in policing become part of the conversation, but rarely do we take time to dive into the roots and solutions of the issue. Returning to BK Live is Monifa Akinwole-Bandele, a blogger, human rights activist, and community engagement consultant, working with Communities United for Police Reform, and Jason D. Williamson, a staff attorney with the Criminal Law Reform Project of the American Civil Liberties Union and an adjunct professor at NYU School of Law.