I don’t know what I would do if I saw this in my neighbourhood. ~ Vaq
Rare Rodney King interview
20 Years Later, Rodney King Still Haunted by LAPD Beating
Rodney King says he still has nightmares triggered by the relentless beating he took 20 years ago today from Los Angeles police that was caught on videotape and later caused riots that killed more than 50 people.
“Tossin’ and turnin’ sometimes, even hearin’ the voices. … ‘Get down, get down, get you f—-n’ n—-r.’ Those words, I’ll have to wake up and look outside … ,” King told CNN in an interview that will air Friday.
Imagine what would have happened if the SONY HandiCAM had not yet been invented.
KTLA Los Angeles NEWS April 30 1992 6:50 PM King Riots
LA Riots: National Guard Arrives in Los Angeles
Citizen journalism (also known as “public”, “participatory”, “democratic”, “guerrilla” or “street journalism”) is the concept of members of the public “playing an active role in the process of collecting, reporting, analyzing and disseminating news and information,” according to the seminal 2003 report We Media: How Audiences are Shaping the Future of News and Information. Authors Bowman and Willis say: “The intent of this participation is to provide independent, reliable, accurate, wide-ranging and relevant information that a democracy requires.”
I DO THINK THAT WE CAN ALL GET ALONG. However, we need to talk about the ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM. Rapper discuss the topic. Educators discuss the topic….It’s time for the average “joe blow” to learn different ways for us to interact with one another.
Release the HATE…..Unify.
Gandhi and Non-Violence
International Online Training Program On Intractable Conflict
|Conflict Research Consortium, University of Colorado, USA|
MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA!!!
Substance abuse, bullying, racism, hate crimes,
self-mutilation, theft, suicide, eating disorders,
domestic abuse, physical and verbal abuse…
Leave Out ViolencE (LOVE) was founded in 1993 in Montreal by Twinkle Rudberg, whose husband was murdered by a 14 year-old boy.
Over the past 11 years, LOVE has grown from a single office in Quebec to a bilingual nation wide organization. It’s now the leading Canadian youth violence prevention non-profit organization. It has spread to have presently offices in Halifax, Toronto and Vancouver.
………get involved in your communities:)))
Love Shines – Ron Sexsmith at Massey Hall
Ron Sexsmith – Love Shines (official lyric video)
*One of the most talented wordsmiths in Candian History. Such a Romatic ability to capture the sentiments of both lovers and haters alike.
I love the music, ………………love his words ….his voice….his honesty.
and I am continually transformed by his musical genius.