Rodney King

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“Rodney King,” Written and Performed by Roger Guenveur Smith, Opens Sept. 2nd at PlayMakers

Sep 2 2014 3:22pm CDT | Source: Triangle Arts and Entertainment

PlayMakers Repertory Company will present the regional premiere of Rodney King, a powerful 65-minute one-man show written and performed by 59-year-old Berkeley, CA native Roger Guenveur Smith, on Sept. 2-7 in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Center for Dramatic Art. Rodney King is the first of three provocative regional premieres in the 2014-15 PRC2 second-stage series of the university’s critically acclaimed professional-theater-in-re ...
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Using Technology To Counter Police Mistrust Is Complicated

Sep 2 2014 11:10am CDT | Source: WNYC Music

Outfitting police officers with body cameras seems to be the most concrete solution to come out of the police misconduct accusations in the Ferguson, Mo. And the push for cameras extends far beyond the suburban Missouri police department — more than 153,000 people have signed a "We the People" petition to create a "Mike Brown Law" that would require all police to wear cameras. Ferguson officers didn't have dashboard ...
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September 2014 Triangle Theater Calendar

Sep 1 2014 5:26pm CDT | Source: Triangle Arts and Entertainment

  PlayMakers Repertory Company will present “Rodney King” in UNC-Chapel Hill’s Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the Triangle Review’s Master Theater Calendar for the entire month of August 2014. If your productions are not listed in this calendar, please e-mail the SHOW TITLE(S), DATE(S), LOCATION(S), and PRESENTER’S NAME to RobertM748@aol.com, and be sure to e-mail all your news releases and publicity PHOTOS to that address. (Our “snail mail” address is ...
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Aug 28 2014 3:33pm CDT | Source: CBS Philly

By Cherri Gregg CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS) — Scores of protesters rallied today outside Camden City Hall to support the people of Ferguson, Mo., following the death of teenager Michael Brown, who was shot by a police officer. But Camden residents also wanted to make sure there are no Mike Brown-type incidents in their city. The protests were familiar: “Hands Up, don’t shoot,”  they shouted, a rallying cry to end excessive police force. “After Rodney King you thought that it would d ...
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Post-Racial America? Spike Lee Says The ‘War On The Black Male’ In The US Is Tearing The Country Apart

Aug 28 2014 11:59am CDT | Source: Bossip.com

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Latest On Michael Brown Case: Police Officer’s Supporters Rally, Claim Brown’s Death Was ‘Warranted And Justified’ And Darren Wilson Was The Victim

Aug 23 2014 4:30pm CDT | Source: RadarOnline

Supporters of the police officer involved in the Michael Brown shooting rallied for him in Ferguson, Missouri on Saturday. Speaking out about the controversial case that has gripped the nation, an unidentified female rally organizer claimed that Brown’s death at the hands of officer Darren Wilson was “warranted and justified” and promised Wilson their “unwavering support.” EXCLUSIVE: Boxing Bout Or Death Match? Rodney King Wants To Fight ‘Iron’ Mike ...
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PlayMakers 2014-2015 Season

Aug 19 2014 9:57am CDT | Source: Triangle Arts and Entertainment

PlayMakers kicks off PRC2 season with ‘Rodney King’ PlayMakers Repertory Company will present the regional premieres of three thought-provoking productions in its 2014-2015 PRC2 second stage series, kicking off Sept. 2 with Roger Guenveur Smith’s powerful new one-man show “Rodney King.” PRC² features innovative, topical presentations coupled with engaging post-show discussions with the creative artists and expert panelists following each performance. PlayMakers’ producing ...
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PlayMakers Repertory Company presents the Regional Premiere of “Rodney King”

Aug 19 2014 9:42am CDT | Source: Triangle Arts and Entertainment

PlayMakers Repertory Company presents the Regional Premiere of “Rodney King”                            written & performed by Roger Guenveur Smith   Sept 2-7, 2014   Calendar Listing PRC2 Second Stage Series Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre, Center for Dramatic Art, Country Club Road, Chapel Hill, NC Box Office: 919-962-PLAY (7529) Web site: www.playmakersrep.org Tickets: starting at $15 Performances: 7: ...
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10 Hip-Hop Songs About Police Brutality & Misconduct To Vent With

Aug 13 2014 11:15am CDT | Source: All HipHop

Eric Garner.  John Crawford.  Michael Brown.  Ezell Ford.  All these recent news stories about police brutality are heart-breaking and a painful reminder that, despite how far this country has come in terms of race relations, law enforcement and the justice system still have African-American males in their cross hairs. Moreover, there’s no damn good reason these humans are are dead.  It isn’t right and things need to change. And then ...
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