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Recapturing Manhood for Young Men of Color [Stopping Stop-And-Frisk]

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On Saturday, NAACP President Benjamin Jealous spoke to the Netroots Nation crowd around one of the organization’s pivotal efforts: ending New York City’s stop-and-frisk policy [and preventing said policy from spreading to other major cities]. His impassioned speech made me tap my feet, blanking out to the sounds of an aggression unaddressed by the larger progressive communities. While he spoke, …

Jose VilsonRecapturing Manhood for Young Men of Color [Stopping Stop-And-Frisk]
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Leaving Things Up To God: On Community Activism and Education [#NN12 Reflection]

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This past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending Netroots Nation 2012 in Providence, RI as a panelist for “Education as a Right-Wing Wedge Issue” featuring Sabrina Stevens, Martha Infante, and Karran Harper Royal. While on the train towards the festivities, I came across a passage in my current book Malcolm X, A Life of Reinvention by Manning Marable, and …

Jose VilsonLeaving Things Up To God: On Community Activism and Education [#NN12 Reflection]