Browns Receiver Andrew Hawkins Gives Best Response To Cleveland Police

In recent weeks we have written about the recent developments across the country concerning gun violence. Last week  we wrote about NBA players showing support for the victims of gun violence as they wore their ‘I Can’t Breathe’ for pregame warmups. This past weekend, Andrew Hawkins wore a shirt in support of Tamir Rice and John Crawford to which the Cleveland Police Department took offense, calling the shirt “pathetic.

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Fashion Magazine Covers Still Lack Racial Diversity

Forty four major print publications were analyzed and white models appeared on covers 567 times, while nonwhite models only made 119 appearances. Interesting to note that Vogue Japan displayed three models of color on this year’s covers. Only one of the magazine’s cover models was of Japanese descent, and Vogue Korea featured four nonwhite models out of its 13 total cover models. Click here to read more.

UC Berkley Students Find Hanging Effigies Of Black Lynching Victims On Campus

Group of anonymous artists took responsibility for hanging cardboard cutouts of real black lynching victims on UC Berkley campus in order to draw attention to the issue of race and police violence.  One of the cutouts read “I can’t breathe”. “The important question is whether or not this is an effective way to force people into conversation when this type of imagery is offensive to so many people.  Does it depend on who uses this imagery? The cutouts were quickly taken down without too many people seeing. But pictures of it do exist.

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Advisor to Andreessen Horowitz on Lack of Racial Diversity in Tech

Ken Coleman, special advisor of Andreessen Horowitz, gave four possible reasons why the tech industry in the Bay Area lacks racial diversity in a recent interview with Fast Company. Coleman, HP’s first black professional in its computers unit, held executive positions at HP and Silicon Graphics, and if often referred to as Ben Horowitz’s favorite mentor. Click here to read more.

Comedian Hari Kondabolu’s album “Waiting for 2042″

Although Brooklyn-based comedian Hari Kondabolu’s album Waiting for 2042, that focuses on among other things race in America, came out in March 2014, one bit from it is very a propos. So much so that’s it’s being used as a protest sign. At the time when people around the country are trying to make sense of Michael Brown and Eric Garner grand jury decisions, these words help articulate the protestors’ anger.

Watch Hari on Conan here.