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Baltimore rage is shocking? Get real.

Posted by in Commentary, Rights, Violence

LZ Granderson is a CNN contributor, a senior writer for ESPN and a lecturer at Northwestern University. He is a fellow at the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago, and his commentary has been recognized by the Online News Association, the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association. Follow him on Twitter @locs_n_laughs. The opinions expressed in this commentary, which is adapted from an earlier article, are solely those of the author. (CNN) Jacob Lawrence’s groundbreaking work, “The Migration of the Negro,”…read more

Baltimore ‘looting’ tweets show importance of quick and easy image checks

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https://medium.com/ · by Storyful · April 29, 2015 Unrest in Baltimore, like any other dramatic event these days, created a surge of activity on social media. In the age of the selfie and ubiquitous cameras, many people have become compulsive chroniclers of all their activities — sometimes unwisely so. Reactions ranged from shock and disgust to disbelief and amusement when a series of images started to circulate showing looters proudly displaying their ill-gotten gains. Not all, however, was as it seemed. Few things say America like KFC, and it was no surprise to see that…read more