#GunViolence Tweets 12.4

These past couple of weeks have been filled with violence and mass shootings which are a common occurrence in America today. They enter and exit the mainstream media news cycle on a regular basis, creating outrage and sadness but little action to remedy the causes. Here are some words for the weekend on that note. Stay safe family and love one another.

The role of the revolutionary press


In December 1964, Malcolm X gave a speech at Harlem’s Audubon Ballroom.  In one of his most famous statements, he told his audience,

If you aren’t careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed and loving the people who are doing the oppressing…[The oppressor] fighting you in the morning, fighting you in the noon, fighting you at night and fighting you all in between, and you still think it’s wrong to fight him back. Why? The press. The newspapers make you look wrong. As long as you take a beating, you’re all right. That’s the press. That’s the image-making press. That thing is dangerous if you don’t guard yourself against it.”
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