Day: June 12, 2020

How Did Our Policing Standard Become Institutionalized Cowardice?

By Paul Kleyman As a kid in Minneapolis in the 1950s, I play the Lone Ranger, blasting bad guys, rolling on the carpet, and coming up again as the victorious Masked Man. Good guys with guns didn’t shoot people in the back, but faced them at high noon. Kids learned you never hit a guy when he’s down, much less[Read More…]

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“Gone With the Wind” author paid the medical school tuition for Morehouse College students

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today HBO Max recently announced that it stopped showing “Gone With the Wind” because the academy awarding winning film, which is set in the antebellum South, the Civil War and Reconstruction, glosses over the brutality and mental cruelty of slavery. Recently in Bristol, England, Black Lives Matters protesters pulled down the statue of Edward Colston, the[Read More…]