But for the protests, this would not have received news coverage. The brutality is indicative of the treatment of people of color not just in the U.S. but hemisphere-wide.
The determined will of the people to stop police crimes erupted in organized mass protest and cries of "no justice no peace!" Stop police from racially profiling and murdering people.
In my first political science class at U of M, I quickly realized I was only one of a handful of African American students in a lecture class of 200.
Carl Bloice focused his daily and weekly and monthly journalistic production on economics, on the struggle for equality, on youth, especially African American, Latino and Asian youth in his hometown, on internationalism.
Melvin Morris, 80, received a Medal of Honor this month. Why is he receiving it belatedly? Because he was discriminated against during the time of the U.S. War in Vietnam.
From slavery to today's struggles against structural racism and for democracy for all, the African-American people continue to play a strategic role.
Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, who has been described as "America's most revolutionary mayor," died suddenly Feb. 25 at the age of 66.
It is probably little known what the great freedom fighter had to say about the horrific mistreatment of Native Americans by the U.S.
What Sherman said wasn't gracious to his defeated opponent, but it was by no means out of bounds, nothing that would warrant the controversy that followed.
With the death of Nelson Mandela, an era has come to an end.