Resisting the Policing of our Pain


Apr 23, 2019 - 5:00
Resisting the Policing of our Pain

[caption id="attachment_85940" align="alignnone" width="510"] Mourners arrive at Staples Center ahead of a memorial for rapper Nipsey Hussle in Los Angeles, California, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon[/caption] It took me five-and-half days to get to the Marathon...

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6 Replies to “Resisting the Policing of our Pain”

  1. Thank you for sharing this truth. Without the North Star, I would never have seen the depth of oppressive actions by the police and complicit media.

  2. Such an accurate and telling recollection of the truth of Nipsey’s passing. There were far too many non-black people in charge of too much surrounding his home-going service and the mourning of the community. The marathon continues but so does the struggle.

  3. Melina, I’m beginning this with a tear falling from my cheek. This is so beautifully versed. Several times I had to pause in reading because the fine downy hairs on the back of my neck stood at attention. I’m sure my adoration and love for Ermias plays a crucial role but your words help channel these mixed emotions I’ve been having since his demise. Thank you.

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