i’m letting you know
that there ain’t no gun they make
that can kill my soul
A new Pew Research Center analysis of media coverage of the event and subsequent protests finds that the story emerged on Twitter before cable, but the trajectory of attention quickly rose in tandem, peaking on both mediums the day after two journalists were arrested and protests turned more violent.
Also of note:
- MSNBC devoted far more time to the story than its top competitors Fox News and CNN
- The Twitter conversation about Ferguson popped much more quickly than the conversation about Trayvon Martin
Protesters upset about the smearing of Mike Brown converged at CNN headquarters.
“When it started raining and lightning and the crowd didn’t disperse, my energy level shot up,” said Kwame Thompson, an attorney in Atlanta and St. Louis. “It was a peaceful demonstration that was against police brutality and in support of Mike Brown and his family.”
This feels unprecedented.
Sculptures by Jim Skull
Jim F. Faure, known as Jim Skull, is the creator of these amazing sculptures. If the photos are impressive, imagine seeing them in person. The human skull is full of symbolism. The most common association that comes to mind when we see a skull, is death. But when I look at Jim’s sculptures, I see the skull as the home that contains and protects our thoughts and ideas, which live in the brain.
Heavily armed police fired teargas and rubber bullets to force hundreds of protesters out of the centre of Ferguson, Missouri, on the fourth night of protests over the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.
Demonstrators, who for hours had sniper rifles trained on them while they protested with their hands up as an emblem of peaceful protest, complained that they were subjected to military-style tactics as they fled through gas-filled residential side-streets.
soooo racism is over, right?
Work by Leonora Carrington (1917-2011)
1. Unknown, unknown
2. Operation Wednesday, 1969
3. The Inn of the Dawn Horse, 1937-8
4. Green Tea, 1942
5. Around Wall Street or Portrait of Pablo in NY, 1973
6. Tower of Nagas, 1991
7. The House Opposite, 1946
8. The Giantess (The Protector of the Egg), 1917
9. Bird Pong, 1949
10. Les Distractions de Dagobert, 1945