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Edward Rhymes is a Mint Press Columnist and author of, When Racism Is Law & Prejudice Is Policy.

I am an internationally recognized authority in the areas of critical race theory and black studies, and is also featured in several textbooks. I hold a PhD in sociology with a concentration in Critical Race Theory and Black Studies.

Work is being used in colleges and universities across the U.S. and World (including Harvard, Princeton, Rutgers, Penn State, Old Dominion, and the Sorbonne)

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Dr. Ed Rhymes Discusses Relationship Between Police And Black Men In America Following Ferguson

Dr. Ed Rhymes Discusses Relationship Between Police And Black Men In America Following Ferguson

What was your first job as a journalist?

I was a freelance journalist for the New Bedford Standard Times (now SouthCoast Today).

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. Many, many, many years ago.

How is social media changing news?

It has essentially created an army of citizen journalist. The pro: it gives the average person a voice. The con: an abundance of nonsense

I’m Tired, But I’m Not Finished: Are We Ready To Call It Racism Now?

mintpressnews.com — It seems we live in an American society that is hellbent on euthanizing black hope and injecting our despair and frustration with adrenaline. We abide in a country that counts our lives as cheap, and through brutal conditioning has taught too many us to feel the same.

Gun Violence Costs As A National Health care Crisis

mintpressnews.com — President Barack Obama recently lifted a 17-year drought in U.S. funding for research on gun violence, instructing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to increase its support for such work. But his request for Congress to approve $10 million for research on several aspects of violence prevention - the effects of video games, media images etc.

Watch: One Of ‘Greatest Political Messes In History’ - The Return To War In Iraq

mintpressnews.com — Afshin Rattansi goes underground on the British air strikes in Iraq. Patrick Cockburn, author of The Jihadis Return, warns Britain has involved itself in a huge mess that could lead to endless war. This entry was posted in Daily Digest and tagged Iraq, ISIS, War. Bookmark the permalink.

Rush Limbaugh: Obama Wants Americans To Get Ebola As Payback For Slavery

mintpressnews.com — Limbaugh launched into a soliloquy about so-called politically correct liberals who believe that America is responsible for the spread of Ebola in Liberia because that nation was established by freed American slaves.

Watch: ISIS Closes In On Syrian/Turkish Border Town Of Kobani

mintpressnews.com — ISIS have apparently taken position on Mistenur Hill, a strategic vantage point that looks over the city of Kobani. Violent protests erupt in Turkey. This entry was posted in Daily Digest, Foreign Affairs and tagged ISIS, Kobani, Syria, Turkey. Bookmark the permalink.

Endless Flow Of Weapons Fuels Endless War In Iraq And Syria

mintpressnews.com — An analysis of new data (pdf) collected by a group which tracks weapons in global conflict zones has found that a large proportion of the munitions now being used by ISIS fighters in Iraq and Syria are from U.S. manufacturers, either captured on the battlefield or sold to them by supposed U.S.

Watch: Family Traveling With Children Terrorized By Cops in Horrific Stop

mintpressnews.com — Reports: A family from Hammond, Illinois was recently on their way to Stroger Hospital in Chicago, to visit a dying relative when they were attacked by police at a traffic stop. Lisa Mahone was on the way to the hospital to visit her dying mother, her boyfriend Jamal Jones, and her two children were also in the car at the time.

Utah Police Shootings Come Under Fire

mintpressnews.com — "It is 'do what they tell you to do or die". Angry and grieving, family members of Utahns killed by police in recent years gathered Saturday in downtown Salt Lake City to denounce a law-enforcement culture that they believe has become authoritarian and overly militarized.

Watch: Ben Affleck On Bill Maher’s Muslim Problem

mintpressnews.com — This post originally ran on Juan Cole's Web page. Bravo to Ben Affleck and Nicholas Kristoff for telling Bill Maher off about his chronic case of Muslim-hating bigotry. (He would say he doesn't hate Muslims, only their religion, but then those who hate gays say much the same sort of thing).

John Oliver America's Civil Forfeiture Problem

mintpressnews.com — Did you know police can just take your stuff if they suspect it's involved in a crime? They can! It's a shady process called "civil asset forfeiture," and it would make for a weird episode of Law and Order.
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Dec 29, 2015

@drmcclain you asked How Can No One Be to Blame for Tamir Rice’s Death? I wrote mintpressnews.com/what-the-zimme… some time ago. Read at your leisure.

Dec 24, 2015

Hello to all my friends. Have a Merry Christmas & Blessed New Year! Here's the Christmas website: httprhymesworld.com/christmas/ive it a listen

Dec 24, 2015

@JoakimNoah Thanks for your stand on gun violence. Here's a piece I wrote on the issue: mintpressnews.com/the-power-of-t…. Keep swingin Joakim.

Dec 24, 2015

Thought you might like this piece I wrote: mintpressnews.com/why-we-are-so-…. Keep up the good work on gun violence @StephCurryNews

Dec 10, 2014

@TheJetOnTNT appreciate your voice on things that matter. my intro to you: mintpressnews.com/justifiable-wh… From 1 chi-town man to another thanks.

Dec 01, 2014

@MissVoicebox thnx again. There is another piece that I wrote last year along the same lines as recent WaPo article: mintpressnews.com/what-the-zimme…

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