Brand Eff Up

America’s “brand” takes hits internationally due to continued scrutiny of police brutality and use of force. The Bahamas issues a travel advisory for men travelling to the United States.

“Bahamas Issues U.S. Travel Advisory, Warning Citizens To Be Wary Of Cops,” Huffington Post. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bahamas-us-travel-advisory_us_5781042ce4b0c590f7e99118)

What’s Up?

The need for a revolution of police practice, especially in marginalized communities. Nakia Jones https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hBxxkgJCCQ

What’s Good?

“Criminalizing the hustle: Policing poor people’s survival strategies from Eric Garner to Alton Sterling,” Salon. http://www.salon.com/2016/07/08/criminalizing_the_hustle_policing_poor_peoples_survival_strategies_from_erin_garner_to_alton_sterling/

“How a $2 Roadside Drug Test Sends Innocent People to Jail,” NY Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/10/magazine/how-a-2-roadside-drug-test-sends-innocent-people-to-jail.html?_r=0

Diggin’ in the Crates:

P: James Baldwin debates William F Buckley (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFeoS41xe7w) G: Diana Ramsey, “Butterfly Transition.” Queen Latifa, “U.N.I.T.Y.” M: Robert F Kennedy POLITICO: The Most Trusted White Man in America.” (http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/07/robert-f-kennedy-race-relations-martin-luther-king-assassination-214021)