Being on the road is tough and lonely. My daughter is addicted to youtube and vimeo and sometimes asks me to make a video for her. Here’s the latest video postcard: Video Postcard: I Like It from Darien Sills-Evans on Vimeo.
Comparatively speaking, last week was almost calm, when weighed against the drama of the last few weeks. In Ferguson, Missouri, we saw the implementation, then removal of a curfew; the deploying, then recall of the Nation Guard; and the arrival of Attorney General Eric Holder. While some credited Mr. Holder’s arrival in Missouri as one
This is a terrible time for racial relations in America. Many in the nation are crippled by fear of immigrants (mostly the brown ones), voting rights have been restricted, schools are highly racially segregated, police kill a black male every twenty-eight hours – and, failing the police, white private citizens armed to the teeth can
Please listen to the RaceMan Podcast available on iTunes, SoundCloud, Spreaker and this here website! RaceMan Podcast Promo from Darien Sills-Evans on Vimeo.
This is how we live here. This is America. Every few years, like a volcano building up its purchase, we blow. The molten intensity of racism, injustice, authority, and humanity collide and in an instant we are reminded that for everything that has changed, absolutely nothing has changed. This time it’s not in the South.
Here’s a video I made for my daughter: Mondays from Darien Sills-Evans on Vimeo.
In the same week that Renisha McBride got justice for her senseless murder at the hands of Theodore Wafer, another young, unarmed, black person has been shot dead. This time in Missouri. The shooter, a white police officer. Michael Brown: Another case of a young black kid who didn’t know his place. Saturday afternoon, Michael
It was HOMICIDE. That was the principle finding by the New York Medical Examiner in the Eric Garner police brutality case. On Friday, news broke that the illegal chokehold used on Mr. Garner during his arrest, was directly responsible for his death. It was murder. It was a lynching. And now, we wait to see