20 - Criminalizing the Hustle, Reflections on Police Violence, & the Bahamas Hits Brand USA

Brand Eff Up

America’s “brand” takes hits internationally due to continued scrutiny of police brutality and use of force. The Bahamas issues a travel advisory for men travelling to the United States.

“Bahamas Issues U.S. Travel Advisory, Warning Citizens To Be Wary Of Cops,” Huffington Post.

What’s Up?

The need for a revolution of police practice, especially in marginalized communities.

Nakia Jones

What’s Good?

“Criminalizing the hustle: Policing poor people’s survival strategies from Eric Garner to Alton Sterling,” Salon.

“How a $2 Roadside Drug Test Sends Innocent People to Jail,” NY Times.

Diggin’ in the Crates:

P: James Baldwin debates William F Buckley

G: Diana Ramsey, “Butterfly Transition.” Queen Latifa, “U.N.I.T.Y.”

M: Robert F Kennedy POLITICO: The Most Trusted White Man in America.”

Crew member this week: Radio/TV personality and writer, Georgette Pierre, who’s hosted and produced a nationally syndicated morning show on iHeartRadio in addition to her current YouTube web series, #DearGeorgette.