Black Lives Matter – Police Working to Reverse Institutional Racism

Feature Article

Theme (First trimester): Racial and Social Justice

Working Title: Black Lives Matter – Police Working to Reverse Institutional Racism

Writer: By first request to Editor-in-Chief E. J. Tivona (See contact information below.)

Word Count: 800-900

Deadline:September 1, 2016

Assignment Details

Read:

“I’m a black ex-cop, and this is the real truth about race and policing,” by Redditt Hudson.

Hudson’s article examines the institutional racism that permeates many police departments and looks at work that is being done to increase awareness and accountability.

Article:

In light of issues raised by Black Lives Matters and the recent targeting of law enforcement officers, possibly in retaliation for the police violence against black men, this Peace Correspondent feature will be a timely update. Writer will cover the most current initiatives to increase police training, body cameras, and accountability, and the efforts to address institutionalized racism within the nation’s police departments. You seek to provide readers with information about what is being done to address this crisis, where real progress is occurring, and how they can take pro-active measures in their own communities to promote positive police/community interactions.

Interviews: (Please see names listed under section 5 of the above article and find appropriate spokespeople from the following organizations.)

  • Black Lives Matters; www.blacklivesmatter.com
  • National Coalition of Law Enforcement Officers for Justice, Reform and Accountability (NCLEOJ); https://www.facebook.com/ncleoj/  Email: ncleoj2015@gmail.com; (202) 827-6814
  • 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care; http://100blacksinlawenforcement.com/index.php
  • 718.455.9059  593 VANDERBILT AVE., SUITE 133, BROOKLYN, NY 11238

Visuals: Secure permission to use visuals off website and facebook

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