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Understanding racism

and

inequality in America

Stories, videos, photo essays, audio and graphics
on black history, progress, inequality and injustice.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/06/08/understanding-racism-inequality-america/?arc404=true

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United States History at South Texas College - Recon LO 4

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2020/06/02/921-emmett-till-george-floyd-the-tectonic-plates-shifted-and-the-400-old-cracked-down-volcano-erupted-be-a-soldier-of-social-justice/

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Trayvon Martin - Wikipedia

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/hall-of-lament-stand-your-ground-for-trayvon-martin-call-out-for-social-justice-moral-couragetruth-2012-st-paul-spring-art-crawl/

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/isaiah-and-first-light-night-multimedia-installation-catherine-l-johnson-dan-choma-spring-2013-st-paul-art-crawl/

https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2013/05/23/sonics-isaiah-and-first-light-at-night-multimedia-installation-catherine-l-johnson-daniel-choma/

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Harlem’s James Baldwin

“Pin Drop Speech”

 Cambridge University, 1965

https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/harlems-james-baldwin-pin-drop-speech-cambridge-university-1965-video/

 

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XGeorge Floyd independent autopsy and Minnesota officials say death ...

The Story Behind The Mural At The George Floyd Memorial

‘We literally all are George’:

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter III

reflects on generations

of pain among

African Americans

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/07/politics/st-paul-minnesota-mayor-melvin-carter/index.html

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New Jersey Senator Cory Booker

on

Race / Empathy / his Legislation to stop abuses of power by law enforcement

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRESHDRIEDBLOODIAMHUMAN                                                          Catherine L. Johnson  2013

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2013/08/29/fifteen-paintings-28-august-2013-the-humanity-portfolio-28-august-2013-the-50th-anniversary-of-the-march-on-washington-for-freedom-jobs-rev-dr-martin-luther-kings-i-have-a-dream-s/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/humanly-possible-the-empathy-exhibition-instinct-art-gallery-21-november-2015-16-january-2016-press-release/

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NINA SIMONE

REVOLUTION and STRANGE FRUIT

Interspersing the performances are clips of an interview in which
Nina Simone discusses the role of the artist in society.

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Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditation

From the Center for Action and Contemplation

Image credit: Red Azaleas Singing and Dancing Rock and Roll Music (detail), Alma Thomas, 1976, Smithsonian American Art Museum, bequest of the artist, 1980.36.2A-C, Washington, DC.

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Contemplation and Racism

The Unspoken Privilege of Being White

Monday,  June 8, 2020
For a long time, I naively hoped that racism was a thing of the past. Those of us who are white have a very hard time seeing that we constantly receive special treatment [because of social systems built to prioritize people with white skin]. This systemic “white privilege” makes it harder for us to recognize the experiences of people of color as valid and real when they speak of racial profiling, police brutality, discrimination in the workplace, continued segregation in schools, lack of access to housing, and on and on. This is not the experience of most white people, so how can it be true? Now, we are being shown how limited our vision is.
Because we have never been on the other side, we largely do not recognize the structural access we enjoy, the trust we think we deserve, the assumption that we always belong and do not have to earn our belonging. All this we take for granted as normal. Only the outsider can spot these attitudes in us. [And we are quick to dismiss what is apparent to our neighbors who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color [BIPOC] from their lived experience.]
Of course, we all belong.There is no issue of more or less in the eyes of an Infinite God. Yet the ego believes the lie that there isn’t enough to go around and that for me to succeed or win, someone else must lose. And so we’ve greedily supported systems and governments that work to our own advantage at the expense of others, most often people of color or any highly visible difference. The advancement of the white person was too often at the cost of other people not advancing at all. A minor history course should make that rather clear.
I would have never seen my own white privilege if I had not been forced outside of my dominant white culture by travel, by working in the jail, by hearing stories from counselees and, frankly, by making a complete fool of myself in so many social settings—most of which I had the freedom to avoid!
Power [and privilege] never surrenders without a fight. If your entire life has been to live unquestioned in your position of power—a power that was culturally given to you, but you think you earned—there is almost no way you will give it up without major failure, suffering, humiliation, or defeat. As long as we really want to be on top and would take advantage of any privilege or short cut to get us there, we will never experience true “liberty, equality, fraternity” (revolutionary ideals that endure as mottos for France and Haiti).
If God operates as me, God operates as “thee” too, and the playing field is utterly leveled forever. Like Jesus, Francis, Clare, and many other humble mystics, we then rush down instead of up. In the act of letting go and choosing to become servants, community can at last be possible. The illusory state of privilege just gets in the way of neighboring and basic human friendship.
Gateway to Action & Contemplation:
What word or phrase resonates with or challenges me? What sensations do I notice in my body? What is mine to do?
Prayer for Our Community:
O Great Love, thank you for living and loving in us and through us. May all that we do flow from our deep connection with you and all beings. Help us become a community that vulnerably shares each other’s burdens and the weight of glory. Listen to our hearts’ longings for the healing of our world. [Please add your own intentions.] . . . Knowing you are hearing us better than we are speaking, we offer these prayers in all the holy names of God, amen.
Listen to Fr. Richard read the prayer.
Story from Our Community:
Living blocks from the scene of George Floyd’s murder, I find it so hard to stay centered in love while in the midst of breaking news that is breaking my heart. I have cycled several times through the emotions of denial, sadness, anger and hope. . . As I stand in circle with my black, brown and white neighbors each evening before curfew, I have real hopes that our community and others across the country will finally confront the racism that infects the many systems of our city, state and country. —Michael T.
Share your own story with us.
Adapted from “Richard Rohr on White Privilege,” interview with Reverend Romal J. Tune (January 19, 2016).
Available at https://sojo.net/articles/richard-rohr-white-privilege.
Image credit: Red Azaleas Singing and Dancing Rock and Roll Music (detail), Alma Thomas, 1976,
Smithsonian American Art Museum, bequest of the artist, 1980.36.2A-C, Washington, DC.

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JANE ELLIOTT

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Elliott

 

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PINE TREE: HOPE                                                                              Catherine L. Johnson  2005

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/02/08/my-art-pursues-the-beauty-of-realization-rather-than-perfect-beauty-my-workart-is-a-communication-vehicle-catherine-l-johnson/
https://www.mnartists.org/artwork/pine-tree-hope-2005

 

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2012/09/10/we-women-of-all-colors-of-humanity-will-step-up-in-2012-and-vote-for-womens-rights-and-welfare-of-future-generations-we-women-are-not-complacent-we-women-are-not-compliant-we-women-are-not-com/

 

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Washington, DC, Protest

June 3, 2020

Singer Kenny Sway sets up a mic and speakers,
then proceeds to lead the crowd in a stirring rendition of

Lean On Me.

Video compiled from various cams that recorded this poignant moment.

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George Floyd:

Democrats take a knee for 8 minutes and 46 seconds

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Read Full Post »

Please click on the links/images/paintings for information/detail.
Thank you.

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ANGERGRIEF STARTED ITS VOLCANIC CRY

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 WHATCOLOROFSKINDOYOUFEAR                                                           Catherine L. Johnson 2013

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2013/07/26/the-humanity-portfolio-2013-catherine-l-johnson-humanity-blood-is-red-is-blood-red/

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Questions about Emmett Till? Here are the answers.

EMMETT TILL

Emmett Till - Roscoe Jenkins - YouTube

Emmett Till

was lynched 65 years ago,

but it has been only three years ago

since Carolyn Bryant Donham

admitted that her lie

got him killed.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/apr/25/emmett-till-long-wait-for-justice

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THE PERFECT STORM

OF SEQUENTIAL EVENTS:

THE TECTONIC PLATES SHIFTED

and

THE 400 OLD ‘CRACKED DOWN’ VOLCANO

ERUPTED

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Breonna Taylor Police Shooting: Governor Orders Review of ...

BREONNA TAYLOR

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/political-commentary/breonna-taylor-shooting-kentucky-999185/

Breonna Taylor Was Always Essential

The young EMT didn’t need to be a hero. She just needed to be alive

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Ahmaud Arbery shooting: A timeline of the case

AHMAUD ARBERY

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/political-commentary/ahmaud-arbery-georgia-killing-video-emmett-till-lynching-995458/

Video Shows Fatal Shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, Unarmed Black Man in ...

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AMY COOPER aka ‘Central Park Karen’

BREAKS THE LAW

CHOKES HER DOG,

and

 DOES THE WHITE PRIVILEGED DAMSEL IN DISTRESS LIE.

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Christian Cooper was in Bramble in NY Central Park bird watching.
He asked the Karen to leash her dog.
She refused.
So he offered the dog some treats.
Then she does the infamous THE DHA* and calls the NYPD.
* Dramatic Hysteria Actor
– a manipulative blunt verbal instrument of escalating hysteria
to turn the table from perpetrator to victim
– a gaslighting maneuver/practice engaged in dominant/subservient relations.

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christian cooper wasn't just a "birdwatcher" (jokes on you karen ...

CHRISTIAN COOPER

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/may/31/being-black-while-in-nature-youre-an-endangered-species

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HUMANITY PORTFOLIO: WHITEWASH                               Catherine L. Johnson 2013

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2013/08/29/fifteen-paintings-28-august-2013-the-humanity-portfolio-28-august-2013-the-50th-anniversary-of-the-march-on-washington-for-freedom-jobs-rev-dr-martin-luther-kings-i-have-a-dream-s/

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401 / FOUR HUNDRED+ONE YEARS

of a

binary system

of law and justice
that

TILTS:

upheld upholds/protected protects

America’s

white supremacy and its dominant society

as it

suppressed,

silenced,

and

denied denies

the

RIGHT to LIVE- BREATHE

of the ‘other’ in the same society.

– individuals who God gave them black/brown skin to wear.

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Four hundred years of

WHITEWASH

of

shrieks,

blood baths,

hangings,

beatings,

and

murder.

 

ENDS NOW.

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NINA SIMONE

REVOLUTION and STRANGE FRUIT

Interspersing the performances are clips of an interview in which
Nina Simone discusses the role of the artist in society.

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On

Memorial Day

24 May 2020

MINNEAPOLIS

8 minutes and 46 seconds

 

 

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George Floyd independent autopsy and Minnesota officials say death ...

GEORGE FLOYD

8 minutes and 46 seconds

I have not and will not watch the video of the murder. 
My heart breaks for the young woman who calmly decided
to record the testament his killing.

New George Floyd video shows three officers kneeling on his body ...

 GEORGE FLOYD’S MURDER

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killing_of_George_Floyd

The MURDERER,

MPD Officer Derek Chauvin,

and

the COMPLICIT/ACTIVE MURDERERS

 – Chauvin’s MPD colleagues:

Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane.

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A 17 year old girl witnessed/experienced the murder.
She, calmly, chose to use her cellphone camera to record

the truth,

the reality

countering the

WHTEWASH

of the MPD ‘official’ account
as did the surrounding CCTV videos
in the area of George Floyd’s murder.

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IPROMISETOTELL                                                                                 Catherine L. Johnson  2015

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The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)

was a court-like restorative justice body

assembled in South Africa

after the end of apartheid.

SAHA - South African History Archive - GALLERY: Posters of the ...

Honoring Nelson Mandela | Prison Policy Initiative

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truth_and_Reconciliation_Commission_(South_Africa)

 

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Stunning mural of George Floyd provides community 'a place to process'

 

FRESHDRIEDBLOODIAMHUMAN                                                         Catherine L. Johnson 2013
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2018/05/07/803-this-is-america-childish-gambino-aka-donald-glover-freshdriedbloodiamhuman/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/hall-of-lament-stand-your-ground-for-trayvon-martin-call-out-for-social-justice-moral-couragetruth-2012-st-paul-spring-art-crawl/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/isaiah-and-first-light-night-multimedia-installation-catherine-l-johnson-dan-choma-spring-2013-st-paul-art-crawl/

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 ACTivate in TEAMS for JUSTICE

Dig,
dig deeper,
excavate, deeper,
root OUT systemic racism.

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400 year wound must be laid out in the light.
No shut down.
No short cuts. No binding.
No excuses.
Strong hearts/minds that can SEE.

 

Courageous compassionate leaders

of

empathy, creative intelligence and vision

must and will RISE.

 

RESET.

RESHAPE.

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Orange "Being Black Should Not Be a Death Sentence" poster] - UNT ...

All Across the Country, Athletes Are Fueling a Debate About How ...

Rapper KILLER MIKE states

>JANE ELLIOT’S BROWN EYE/BLUE EYE<

is ESSENTIAL

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Police order motorists to the ground in South Washington Street, Minneapolis, on Sunday.

George Floyd death: Minneapolis police officers fired; 'Being ...

George Floyd protest turns deadly; Minneapolis mayor requests ...

As the George Floyd protests continue,

let’s be clear where the violence is coming from

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jun/01/george-floyd-riots-violence-damage-property-police-brutality

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“Why is the man who killed George Floyd not in jail?
If you had done it, or I had done it, we would be behind bars right now.”

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey

calls on the city’s police department
to charge the officer involved in the death of George Floyd.

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Managing the lawful and peaceful protests
that are continuing in Minnesota’s Twin Cities
while preparing for the possibility of more violence
is the job of state and local authorities.
St. Paul, Minnesota

Mayor Melvin Carter

  discusses what his city’s next steps are in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd.

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Minneapolis police chief: all four officers 'complicit' in George ...

“This was a violation of humanity,”

Medaria Arradondo, Chief of MPD.

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Minnesota governor Tim Walz discusses George Floyd protests and ...

Walz visits memorial for George Floyd | KSTP.com

Governor Tim Walz

…Much like we failed to hear George Floyd
as he pleaded for his life as the world watched,
by people sworn to protect him, his community, our state.
Philando Castile silenced, unheard.
So many other friends, brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers,
senselessly died in our street.

Their voices went unheard.

Now generations of pain is manifesting itself in front of the world.

The world is watching.

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Minnesota Human Rights Department

launches probe into Minneapolis police

https://www.startribune.com/minnesota-files-civil-rights-charge-against-minneapolis-police-dept/570958652/?ref=nl&om_rid=1660397001&om_mid=826681801

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Black Lives Matter activism is working

https://www.vox.com/2020/6/2/21276472/police-killing-statistics-african-american

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25 May 2020

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I would be protesting, ON THE STREET.

ALL I can do is write: name.

I am recovering from Surgery #56 (20 May 2020),
a revision of Surgery #55 ( 27 December 2019).
I cannot stand or walk yet.

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Note the original painting behind me:

BREATH

1997
Catherine L. Johnson
BREATH #1                                                                                         Catherine L. Johnson  1997X

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https://www.mnartists.org/artwork/breath-1997-two-views-dynamicshifting-ambient-light

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I SERVE.

MY ART SERVES.

I am here.

 

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Time magazine cover reflects on Trump's first year in office by ...

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“I am the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington
and was not given even a courtesy call,
that they would be clearing [the area] with tear gas
so they could use one of our churches as a prop,”
Budde said.
She excoriated the president for standing in front of the church
— its windows boarded up with plywood — holding up a Bible,
which Budde said
“declares that God is love.”

“Everything he has said and done is to inflame violence,”

Budde of the president.

We need moral leadership,

and he’s done everything to divide us.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/bishop-budde-trump-church/2020/06/01/20ca70f8-a466-11ea-b619-3f9133bbb482_story.html

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The Power of Looking,

from Emmett Till

to Philando Castile

http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/the-power-of-looking-from-emmett-till-to-philando-castile?mbid=gnep&intcid=gnep&google_editors_picks=true
Mamie Till Bradley and Diamond Reynolds
both shared their sorrow with the world.
They asked onlookers to view the bodies of two black men
and see a son, a brother, a boyfriend, a loved one.

Looking is hard.

It shakes us and haunts us, and it comes with responsibilities and risks.
But, by allowing us all to look,
Bradley and Reynolds offered us real opportunities for empathy.
Bradley’s moral courage galvanized a generation of civil-rights activists.
We have yet to see how far Reynolds’s bravery will take us.

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President Obama addressed the deaths of two black men who were killed in police shootings this week — incidents that sparked outrage and demands for justice around the country — and said the incidents were “not isolated” but rather “symptomatic of a of a broader set of racial disparities.”

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“We have seen tragedies like this too many times,”

the PRESIDENT OBAMA said in Warsaw.

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All of us as Americans should be troubled by these shootings,”

he continued.

“These are not isolated incidents,

they are symptomatic of a broader set of racial disparities

that exist in our criminal justice system.”

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/president-obama-address-police-shootings/story?id=40419109

 

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My/OUR Minnesota Governor, Mark Dayton, addresses the killing of Philando Castile.

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At a press conference Thursday,  Minnesota Gov. Dayton, called the shooting

“totally unacceptable.”

He said he found both the shooting and the aftermath

“absolutely appalling at all levels,

” noting in particular that no first aid was provided to Castile,

while other police officers did attend

to the officer who fired the shots”.

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Dayton also criticized the “stark treatment” of Reynolds by police.

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“Justice will be served,” Dayton said.

“Justice must be served.”

“Would this have happened if those passengers,

the driver and the passengers, were white?”

asked Dayton.

“I don’t think it would have.

So I’m forced to confront,

and I think all of us in Minnesota are forced to confront,

that this kind of racism exists.”

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http://video.startribune.com/girlfriend-who-recorded-video-describes-what-happened/385878211/

Diamond Reynolds describes St. Anthony officer who shot

DEAD her boyfriend as ‘very frantic’

Reynolds reconstructed Wednesday night’s shooting and what transpired after her viral video ends

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“CD MAN” of Baton Rouge aka Alton Sterling killed with MULTIPLE SHOTS

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WARNING VERY GRAPHIC

GRAPHIC EVIDENCE OF BATON ROUGE POLICE SHOOTING TO DEATH
A CITIZEN – WHO WAS A REGULAR STREET VENDOR OF CD

 

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MARVIN GAYE

WHAT’S GOING ON

PLEASE WATCH! HIS INTRODUCTION IS POIGNANT/DEVASTATING.

 

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James Baldwin Tells Us All How to Cool It This Summer

Is it too late, now, to put out the fire this time?
An interview, forty-seven years later.
http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/interviews/a23960/james-baldwin-cool-it/

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LIVING IN FEAR BECAUSE HOW GOD

SHAPED/COLORED YOUR SACRED BODY.

LIVING IN FEAR WHEN AN ACTION

MAY BE FATALLY MIS-INTERPRETED.

LIVING IN FEAR BECAUSE YOU ARE YOU.

AMERICA NAME THE WHY NOW!

ENOUGH WAS A LONG, LONG TIME AGO!

 

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HUMANITY SERIES : FRESHDRIEDBLOODIAMHUMAN_CATHERINE L.JOHNSON 2013; CATHERINE L. JOHNSON;FRESHDRIEDBLOODIAMHUMAN                                       Catherine L. Johnson 2013

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 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON FRESHDRIEDBLOODIAMHUMAN 2013:
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/05/02/depraved-heart-murder-marilyn-mosby-attorney-general-of-maryland-homicide-of-freddie-gray-freshdriedblood-humanity-portfolio-2013-catherine-l-johnson-artist/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2014/11/27/freshdriedbloodiamhuman-ferguson-usa-prevailing-narratives-moral-courage-creative-courage-why/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2013/09/08/no-woman-no-cry-no-shrieks-no-woman-no-cry-no-shrieks-i-cannot-bear-to-hear-people-crying-in-pain-if-you-know-and-were-told-you-are-complicit-to-the-psychic-damages-injuries-of-others/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/11/14/humanly-possible-the-empathy-exhibition-instinct-art-gallery-21-november-2015-16-january-2016-freshdriedbloodiamhuman-2013-catherine-l-johnson-the-humanity-port/

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Philando Castile and Alton Sterling  were murdered by the police because (fill in the blank lines):

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Both were men who were loved/cherished and were irreplaceable sparkling  jewels
to their friends,  families and communities.

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They were feared by their own community’s police

because they were BLACK men.

They were not red, white or blue men.

They were AMERICAN men who were murdered by their own community police

who are, allegedly, trained to protect ALL citizens.

They are being profoundly mourned by the people who loved them.

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And, our nation has revealed its true colors once again and once again

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http://www.hymnary.org/page/fetch/FHOP/410/low/451

 

O say can you see,
by the dawn’s early light,


what so proudly we hailed
at the twilight’s last gleaming,
whose broad stripes and bright stars,
through the perilous fight,
o’er the ramparts we watched,
were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket’s red glare,
the bombs bursting in air,
gave proof through the night
that our flag was still there.
O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
o’er the land of the free
and the home of the brave?


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O thus be it ever,
when freemen shall stand
between their loved homes
and the war’s desolation!

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Blest with victory and peace,
may the heaven-rescued land
praise the Power that hath made
and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must,
when our cause it is just,
and this be our motto,
“In God we trust.”
And the star-spangled banner
in triumph shall wave
o’er the land of the free

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These executions of American men are shockingly tragic

and

a sucker punch to our democracy,

yet, another disclosure of embedded bias and fear.

Police in America need to be trained in HOW to recognize

their own bias, bigotry and their reflexive FEARS.

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Snipers shoot 11 Dallas police officers during protest rally, killing four, police say
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/07/07/two-police-officers-reported-shot-in-downtown-dallas-near-scene-of-earlier-protests/

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Jesse Williams’ ACCEPTANCE SPEECH for the  2016 BET Humanitarian Award:
 https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/06/27/jesse-williams-accepting-the-humanitarian-award-at-the-bet-awards-on-sunday26-june-in-la-gentrifying-our-genius-and-then-trying-us-on-like-costumes-before-discarding-our-bodies-like-rinds-of-s/

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Like a garden and a gardener:

what blooms/flourishes in a nation reveals what it

sows / tends / values and ultimately cherishes:
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/03/15/darkness-cannot-drive-out-darkness-hate-cannot-drive-out-hate-the-trump-brand-is-not-the-character-of-a-leader-in-the-worlds-theatre-what-is-calling-out-violen/

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I created an e-card for the birthday of my dear, since childhood, friend, Rob.
Today is his birthday: 8 July.

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My cherished friend is a PA for the Center of International Health.
CIH is the FIRST place where refugees come as they enter Minnesota
Rob commissioned an original of my Pine Tree: HOPE  2005 (42″ H x 28″W) for CIH.
(Pine Tree: HOPE 2005 was created as a PRAYER for the deafening despair
of the those who survived/died in the wake of Hurricane Katrina 2005.)

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Rob’s response/reply to my e-card HAPPY BIRTHDAY:

Oh thank you.

Except my heart is aching for our society.

Very scary times.

I take joy today in welcoming 2 newly arrived Bhutanese refugee families

who still see America as a land of equality, freedom, and opportunity.

RC

 

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His Eye is on the Sparrow
as sung by Mahalia Jackson
 
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HENRY GORECKI: SYMPHONY OF SORROWFUL SONGS
 No. 3.wmv
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“I wish I knew how it would feel to be free”
as sung by Nina Simone
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I’LL FLY AWAY
as sung by Kenye West
 
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Thank you
to all
who stepped up
and
participated
in
The
STAND YOUR GROUND FOR TRAYVON MARTIN
Installation.
Hoodies were delivered
from those who lived/live in:
Africa; Israel; Canada; Colorado;
Missouri; Arizona; California; Georgia
and
my home state,
Minnesota-
the heartland of the United States.
Minnesota’s Governor Mark Dayton
VETOED
the “Castle Doctrine”
on
5 March 2012.
This installation is Y/OUR call out
for
social justice,
moral courage
and
truth.
I salute you.
 
One moment can create a r/evolution- a new blueprint.

With tears in her eyes,

Trayvon’s mom,

Sybrina Fulton

told everyone-

“We wanted nothing more,

 nothing less,

just an arrest that’s all we wanted was an arrest

from the very beginning…

a heart has no color

its not black or white

it’s red,

thank you

from

 my heart

to

your heart.”


 
Break OPEN,
Catherine L. Johnson
ARTIST

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CATHERINE L. JOHNSON ART

THE ART of CATHERINE L. JOHNSON

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THE ART of CATHERINE L. JOHNSON