In light of what’s been going on this summer with Black men’s survival being threatened in this country and our need for a voice in cyberspace, I think it’s time for another edition of our popular “Tweets from the Brothersphere.”
Let’s start with Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart‘s commentary on the shooting death of Victor White while in police custody.
Coroner wants us to believe that handcuffed Victor White actually committed suicide by shooting himself in the chest. wapo.st/1A1LIxT—
Jonathan Capehart (@CapehartJ) September 03, 2014
Looking for a new gig? Want to see Black men go far? Well Shawn Dove of the Open Society Foundations lets us know the Campaign for Black Male Achievement is seeking a Chief Operating Officer. You’ve just got to be willing to move brothers forward.
Shawn Dove (@DoveSoars) September 03, 2014
Public Enemy front man Chuck D (pictured) makes a point about media giving hip-hop props for saying the right thing at the right time.
When does the MEDIA give CREDIT for whn HIPHOP says & does THE RIGHT THING? whosthatladyinc.blogspot.com/2014/08/pe-chu… Have THEY gotten total community support?—
Chuck D (@MrChuckD) September 02, 2014
“Soul Food Junkies” filmmaker Byron Hurt give us some insight into who the real criminals are while societies eyes are closed.
The power structure wants us to focus on the man who robs the convenience store, rather than focus on THE MEN who rob our entire culture.—
Byron Hurt (@byronhurt) August 16, 2014
Although he was cut from playing with the St. Louis Rams, Michael Sam has found a place on the Dallas Cowboys’ practice squad. There’s is no quitting in him.
The most worthwhile things in life rarely come easy, this is a lesson I've always known. The journey continues.—
Michael Sam (@MichaelSamNFL) August 30, 2014
Was the summer hotter than average where you are? It was everywhere and there’s a reason: Former White House environmental adviser Van Jones is asking you to divest from fossil fuels and invest in to solutions to climate change.
Join this powerful movement of people moving money from fossil-fuels into climate solutions powering our future: divestinvest.org—
Van Jones (@VanJones68) September 04, 2014
Having spoken to John Hope Bryant on a couple of occasions, and looking at the work he’s done in Los Angeles, I’ve got to say this cat has some serious vision. This writing makes that point:
John Hope Bryant (@johnhopebryant) September 01, 2014
Actor and singer Tyrese Gibson says the funniest thing on Twitter in the last couple of minutes. On the real, though, folks, hacking people’s clouds for nude selfies is foul.
On this day 150% of all stars have canceled all the Labor Day fun to sit at home and delete all nude selfies out of their phones #OurWorld—
Vision Implementer (@Tyrese) September 01, 2014
If you didn’t watch the reboot of Cosmos earlier this year, you missed a serious treat, and Neil DeGrasse Tyson is one really smart dude who I’d like to meet one day because he says stuff like this.
In any case, I want to live in a world where a chicken can cross the road without anybody questioning its motives.—
Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) August 20, 2014
Finally, with the hopes that you’re thinking globally, I’ll leave you with a one-liner from Rev. Jesse Jackson on ISIS, which is a very dangerous group of people whose threat has reached in to the African-American community. Whatever you do, don’t sleep on this.
The crisis of ISIS is so dangerous. We must all rally together as one. #Pray—
Rev Jesse Jackson Sr (@RevJJackson) September 04, 2014
Madison J. Gray is a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based multimedia journalist specializing in urban issues and criminal justice. He writes for NewsOne on the subject of Black males in America. Follow him on Twitter:@madisonjgray