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Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou's blog

America betrays Tamir Rice in death as it did in life

Over 400 days after Officer Timothy Loehmann opened fire on Tamir Rice in a Cleveland playground, killing the 12-year-old boy, Cuyahoga County prosecutor Timothy McGinty announced no charges will be laid.

Good Friday in America

Every other day in America is Good Friday — death at the hands of the state. It happens so often that the news of such a tragedy elicits a rather ordinary response: “They killed another one.” As the death toll rings throughout Christendom’s past, state violence is ever present. Ferguson — America’s Nazareth — has given birth to a new theology at work in the world.

Ferguson Municipal Court appearance for "Refusal to Disperse"

Following the Reverend Osagyefo Sekou’s appearance in Ferguson (Missouri) Municipal Court yesterday morning on a charge of “Refusal to Disperse,” a continuance until the 27th of January has been granted.

Nationwide movement demands the president take action on police brutality

December 1, 2014, St Louis, Missouri: “On the anniversary of Rosa Park’s heroic act which set the stage to break the back of American apartheid, following more than one hundred days of sustained protest and a week of massive nationwide and global solidarity protests,

#Ferguson: CNN Is Lying! And we're facing the police again

I have not slept for days. Last night I stood again at the front lines of a mass protest in Ferguson, Missouri. We were marching peacefully, calling for justice in the wake of the killing of Michael Brown last week.

A black critique of racial logic regarding the president

Two years ago, I wrote about the harsh debate in the black community regarding critique of President Obama, “

Cornel West and the Crisis in Black Leadership

The recent controversy ignited by Cornel West’s critique of President Barack Obama and subsequent critiques of Dr. West reveal a fundamental crisis in black leadership. Traditionally, African-American intellectuals and activists have encountered the office of the president as outsiders with a nuanced understanding and repertoire of tactics including electoral brokerage, inside strategy, and social protest (organized and rhetorical).