Missing White Woman Syndrome: Media Obsess Over Some Cases as Black, Brown & Indigenous Women Ignored

Wall-to-wall coverage of the case of Gabby Petito — a 22-year-old white woman and blogger who went missing while traveling with her fiancé Brian Laundrie and whose remains were found in a national park in Wyoming — has renewed attention on what some call “missing white woman syndrome,” the media’s inordinate focus on white female …
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Campaign groups are uniting to stop the deportation of Osime Brown

On 12 June, campaigners are demonstrating against the deportation of Osime Brown. Brown is a Black, autistic 22-year-old who hasn’t set foot in Jamaica since he was 4-years-old. Campaigners are calling on those who can’t make the protest to take part in a Twitterstorm at 7pm on 10 June. Osime Brown’s case Osime Brown is …
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Above the Law? Review of Police Killing of Andrew Brown Jr. Demanded After DA Calls It Justified

We speak with Reverend William Barber, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign and former head of the North Carolina NAACP, who is in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, to call for an expedited independent investigation into the police killing of Andrew Brown Jr., the 42-year-old Black father who was killed there last month by a bullet …
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“A Warrant Is Not a License to Kill”: Rev. William Barber Condemns Police “Execution” of Andrew Brown

Hundreds of demonstrators have taken to the streets of Elizabeth City, North Carolina, to protest the police killing of Andrew Brown Jr., a 42-year-old Black father shot dead in his car on April 21. On Monday, authorities allowed Brown’s family and attorney to watch a 20-second video clip of the shooting. The family says it …
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“Abhorrent”: Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Trump’s Treatment of Portland Protesters vs. Insurrectionists

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: Before we go, Kate Brown, I wanted to ask you about the significance of this week. It’s the first week of the Derek Chauvin trial, accused of murdering Floyd, George, charged of murdering George Floyd. Protesters in Portland took to …
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Oregon Governor Kate Brown Pushes Expanding Vote-by-Mail to Counter GOP Voter Suppression Efforts

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The Quarantine Report. I’m Amy Goodman. As we continue to look at voting rights, we turn now to the fight over voting by mail. Republican lawmakers across the country are moving to make it harder …
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Here’s how you can support the campaign to stop the deportation of Osime Brown

Osime Brown – a Black 21-year-old autistic man with learning disabilities – is facing deportation from his home in Britain to Jamaica. He was imprisoned in 2018 under the joint enterprise act for the theft of a mobile phone, and lost his leave to remain. The Home Office now intends to deport Brown from his home …
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adrienne maree brown: Octavia Butler's Visions of the Future Have Transformed Generation of Readers

The visionary Black science-fiction writer Octavia Butler died 15 years ago on February 24, 2006, but her influence and readership has only continued to grow since then. In September, Butler’s novel “Parable of the Sower” became her first to reach the New York Times best-seller list. We speak with adrienne maree brown, a writer and …
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Failed State: Texas Power Grid Collapse Impacts Millions. Black & Brown Communities Are Worst Hit

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: We begin today’s show in Texas, where millions were plunged millions into freezing cold and darkness as a major winter storm overwhelmed the state’s underprepared power grid. At least 38 people have died. Hundreds of thousands remain without power as …
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The omission of Black and Brown troops from British history is unforgivable

At the outbreak of World War I, Britain recruited people from its colonies in India, Africa, and the West Indies to contribute to the war effort. As a result, millions of Black and Brown soldiers and auxiliaries saw service. However, from the British West Indies Regiment and the King’s African Rifles to the African American Harlem Hellfighters, …
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