• Friday Five

    Friday Five

    Welcome to the grand premiere of the Friday Five! Each Friday, I’ll be choosing five important news stories that you should be aware of, with a particular focus on international stories that may not be “front-page news” in American media outlets. I’ll also include links where you can read more about these issues.  #EndSARS: Police Shoot Peaceful Protestors in Nigeria On Tuesday, October 20th, the Nigerian Army opened fire on a crowd of peaceful protestors in Lagos, Nigeria, killing an unknown number of people. Eyewitnesses that spoke to the BBC estimated that as many as 20 people were shot and killed at the Lekki toll gate around 7:00pm. Multiple reports…

  • Abolition,  Human Rights

    Justice for Breonna Taylor Means Abolishing the Police

    Our current justice system is not equipped to give justice to victims like Breonna Taylor. The only way to bring meaningful change to our communities and prevent future police violence is through the abolition of police and the prison industrial complex.  Breonna Taylor loved to sing the blues with her grandma. She was an EMT who enjoyed her job and dreamed of becoming a nurse. She had plans to buy her own home, get engaged, and start a family. Her mother called the 26-year-old “the glue of the family.” On March 13th shortly after midnight, Louisville police used a battering ram to enter Breonna Taylor’s apartment unannounced. Breonna’s boyfriend, Kenneth…