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Ferguson activist Darren Seals and BLM activist Amber Evans

The Lives of Ferguson & Black Lives Matter Activists Cut Too Short

From Darren Seals to Amber Evans, Edward Crawford to Dayne Jones, many young Black activists have died since the 2014 Ferguson protests sparked the Black Lives Matter movement.

 

About Blurred Bylines

There’s a lot going on and even more to miss. More importantly, there’s a lot of voices to miss. Blurred Bylines is an effort to bring to light some of those perspectives that deserve their place in the public conscience. Unfortunately, a 24-hour media culture doesn’t allow for revisiting and re-assessing. And this isn’t something that gets better on its own. We have to fight to bring to the surface new ideas and points of view. 

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When the voices of entire communities, cultures and genders are rendered unimportant and ignored, lost in history and the present, it’s hard to not be angry. Our voices may just be one in millions of millions. But it’s when that same message gets said by millions of different people, that it starts to break through the cacophony.

Those perspectives have value and they should be shared. That progress deserves to be covered. And it’s up to us to ensure that happens. Keep reading about Blurred Bylines.

 

 

The Lives of Ferguson & Black Lives Matter Activists Cut Too Short

From Darren Seals to Amber Evans, Edward Crawford to Dayne Jones, many young Black activists have died since the Ferguson protests spurred the Black Lives Matter movement.

Alvin “Shipwreck” Kelly & The 1920s Flagpole Sitting Craze

The flagpole sitting trend of the 1920s was popularized in the U.S. by Alvin “Shipwreck” Kelly, who gained national fame for his daring pole sittings.

Police Killings of Unarmed Black People: Why The ‘Bad Apples’ Defense Falls Apart

Police killings of unarmed Black people in America are not slowing down. Here’s how the system protects bad cops and all but ensures justice is never served.

Minneapolis Police Brutality Against Journalists: An Ongoing List

Police brutality against journalists and protesters in Minneapolis during protests for George Floyd’s killing is well-documented & unrelenting.

5 Women Who Survived Serial Killers & Led To Their Capture

From Cindy Paulson to Susan Kuhnhausen, Mary Vincent to Whitney Bennett, these survivors of killers fought for their lives. Here are their stories of survival.

How African Slaves Braided Rice Seeds Into Their Hair & Changed the World

Through hiding rice seeds in their hair, West African slaves and their Maroon descendants forever altered the course of European colonialism in the Americas.

Coronavirus Vs Swine Flu: Comparing Trump & Obama Responses to Pandemic – PT 2

Part 2 of this series examines the words and actions of the Trump and Obama administrations, Week 6 through Week 10 of swine flu and coronavirus in the U.S.

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*Side Note: If you expected this website to be about Blurred Lines, the music video of fully clothed men “dancing” with naked women and a very blurry understanding of how consent works, thanks for making it this far.