Last night, thousands of people protested the failure to indict the police officer who killed Eric Garner. Photo by David Bledsoe.
One hundred and twenty-two years ago, Ida B. Wells, an African American journalist who reported on the horrors carried out by white lynch mobs against Southern blacks, penned a oft-pronounced slogan that still rings true today: “This is a white man's country and the white man must rule.”
• After a New York grand announced yesterday that they would not indict the NYPD officer who killed Eric Garner with a chokehold, protesters in the city and across the country took to the streeets and chanted his last words, "I can't breathe." [New York Times]
There's no denying that Palestinian-born Merna has pipes of gold. The dynamic singer-songwriter, who first made a name for herself collaborating with Jazzy Jeff, recently shed her long-time stage moniker Ayah. Her first album under her given name, The Calling, just came out in November.