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The DuBose Family: Grieving, but Determined

nytimes.com — CINCINNATI - Terina DuBose Allen had just gotten out of the shower when she answered the phone. It was her brother Aubrey DuBose. Aubrey warned Terina, "You need to sit down." "I'm not sitting down," Terina responded, sensing something wrong, and worrying maybe something had happened to their mother.
Jul 30, 2015

Read my column, "The DuBose Family: Grieving, but Determined," and let me know what you think. mobile.nytimes.com/2015/07/31/opi…

Jul 30, 2015

RT @nytopinion: “Sam was loved and Sam loved, hard," his sister, Terina DuBose Allen, told @CharlesMBlow nyti.ms/1grwxvL

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The Shooting of Samuel DuBose

nytimes.com — Samuel DuBose was a 43-year-old unarmed black man who was shot in the head and killed by a University of Cincinnati police officer, Ray Tensing, during a traffic stop a few blocks from campus. Tensing stopped DuBose on July 19 because his car didn't have a front license plate.
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At Sandra Bland’s Funeral, Celebration and Defiance

nytimes.com — LISLE, Ill. - Funerals are often predictably somber - a cloistering and culminating of grief and pain. Not Sandra Bland's funeral. (Everyone called her Sandy, by the way.) Sandy's was simultaneously celebratory and defiant. Bland was the 28-year-old Illinois woman arrested after a traffic stop in Texas who died in police custody.
Jul 26, 2015

Read my column, "At #SandraBland’s Funeral, Celebration and Defiance," and let me know what you think mobile.nytimes.com/2015/07/27/opi…

Jul 26, 2015

RT @BrianNolan1974: “I was born black in America; I was born in trouble,” Pastor Miller at Sandra Bland's funeral @CharlesMBlow nytimes.com/2015/07/27/opi…

Jul 26, 2015

RT @snpsnpsnp: "How dare a woman not present as a damsel? How dare a black person not bow in obsequiousness?" mobile.nytimes.com/2015/07/27/opi…

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Questions About the Sandra Bland Case

nytimes.com — I have so many questions about the case in which Sandra Bland was arrested in a small Texas town and died in police custody. These are questions that ought to be easy to answer, questions that I suspect many others may share. Here are just some of my areas of inquiry.
Jul 22, 2015

RT @iDiplomacy: Why was the Bible in Sandra Bland's cell closed one day & open the next? @CharlesMBlow on questions about the case. http:/…

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Sandra and Kindra: Suicides or Something Sinister?

nytimes.com — Although the mantra "Black Lives Matter" was developed by black women, I often worry that in the collective consciousness it carries with it an implicit masculine association, one that renders subordinate or even invisible the very real and concurrent subjugation and suffering of black women, one that assigns to these women a role of supporter and soother and without enough space or liberty to express and advocate for their own.

Trump Builds One Brand and Damages Another

nytimes.com — Donald Trump is exactly what the Republican Party deserves. The Republican Party has nurtured anti-immigrant, xenophobic nastiness for years, but it has tried to do so, at least at the national level, in language that disguised it as a simple issue of law and order. Trump has blown all that to bits.
Jul 16, 2015

Read my column, "Trump Builds One Brand and Damages Another," and let me know what you think. nytimes.com/2015/07/16/opi… pic.twitter.com/eGChqCFtOF

Jul 16, 2015

RT @CharlesMBlow: Read my column, "Trump Builds One Brand and Damages Another," and let me know what you think. nytimes.com/2015/07/16/opi… pic.twitter.com/eGChqCFtOF

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A global, bone-deep bias

charlotteobserver.com — I will never forget the October 2013 feature on National Geographic's website: There was a pair of portraits of olive-skinned, ruby-lipped boys, one with a mane of curly black hair, the other with tendrils of blond curls. The portraits rested above the headline: "The Changing Face of America: We've become a country where race is no longer so black or white."

A Bias More Than Skin Deep

nytimes.com — I will never forget the October 2013 feature on National Geographic's website: There was a pair of portraits of olive-skinned, ruby-lipped boys, one with a mane of curly black hair, the other with the tendrils of blond curls falling into his face.

Black Lives and Books of the Dead

nytimes.com — The past weekend, I met with the New Orleans mayor, Mitch Landrieu, in his office. He had something he wanted to show me. When we entered, stretched out before us in a row on a large wooden table was a line of three-ring binders, each four or five inches wide, with red covers.
Jul 09, 2015

My column: To answer the Qs, yes, ALL black lives matter, including 7 y.o. Amari Brown's... mobile.nytimes.com/2015/07/09/opi… pic.twitter.com/gGZPmlXh9b

Jul 09, 2015

READ---> The New York Times: Black Lives and Books of the Dead. google.com/newsstand/s/CB…

Jul 09, 2015

Nothing u have ever done matter if all the person sees is a body not of value. He pulls a gun, u can’t pull a résumé nyti.ms/1UEaOjx

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My Murdered Cousin Had a Name

nytimes.com — Friday, for me, was a bit surreal. As America was celebrating the victory of marriage equality at the Supreme Court, it was also mourning black people in South Carolina murdered by a white supremacist. All the while I thought about a cousin of mine who was murdered years ago.
Jun 29, 2015

Read my column, "My Murdered Cousin Has a Name," and let me know what you think. mobile.nytimes.com/2015/06/29/opi…

Jun 29, 2015

"Larry lived a kind of amplified erasure: black and nonhetero-normative." nzzl.us/339Cj9l

Jun 29, 2015

RT @CharlesMBlow: Read my column, "My Murdered Cousin Has a Name," and let me know what you think. mobile.nytimes.com/2015/06/29/opi…

Jun 29, 2015

Very moving piece of writing from @CharlesMBlow My Murdered Cousin Had a Name, via @nytimes nyti.ms/1NsyQsr

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Jul 30, 2015

I saw more tears today from #SamDubose's family than any family should have to cry...

Jul 30, 2015

If only you could have felt the weakness and grief in #SamDubose's mother's hand as she clung to my arm every time we entered a building...

Jul 30, 2015

The heaviness of all these killed ppl and these grieving families is weighing on me. I want not to have to keep writing these columns...

Jul 30, 2015

So it looks like the 2 of the precious 10 GOP debate spots will go to 2 brand builders who have no real interest in being prez: Trump&Carson

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