Black Agenda Report 17 December 2018: Good and Bad at All-Boys Black Schools: Seton Hall Students Protest; Report on NJ Police Use of Force; Killing for Empire

17 December 2018 — Black Agenda Report

Mixed Bag at All-Boys Black Schools 

Zayid Muhammad, of Newark Communities for Accountable Policing, was pleasantly surprised at the scope of a NJ Advanced Media report on police use of force in every city and town in the state. Muhammad didn’t expect an organization affiliated with the Star Ledgerto produce such useful documentation, since the newspaper “has been in denial and not very willing to investigate” police abuses.

Students with the Concerned 44 movement, representing the 44 percent of students that are ethnic or gender minorities, plan to renew their protests after the holidays at Seton Hall University, said spokesperson Chris Duran. The demands include appointment of five full-time Africana Studies professors of the students’ choosing. “We don’t want the course watered down by other disciplines” or by politically hostile forces, said Duran.
Zayid Muhammad, of Newark Communities for Accountable Policing, was pleasantly surprised at the scope of a NJ Advanced Media report on police use of force in every city and town in the state. Muhammad didn’t expect an organization affiliated with the Star Ledger to produce such useful documentation, since the newspaper “has been in denial and not very willing to investigate” police abuses.

U.S. Presidents Kill for Empire

U.S. presidents may seem different from one another, in terms of rhetoric, “but they all have in common being committed to empire,” said Anthony DiMaggio, a political scientist at Lehigh University and author of a recent article titled, “Imperialist in Chief: A Critical History of George H.W. Bush’s War on Iraq.”

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