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ANIMAL’s feature Artist’s Notebook asks artists to show us their original “idea sketch” next to a finished artwork or project. This week, artists Shane + Kevin talk about their series Have you seen Mr. Brown?, animated gifs created by hand-cut, halftone analogue screens. The profits will go to the family of Mike Brown. As artists, […]

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Around 10 AM, Ferguson Protestors gathered in St. Louis near an old downtown courthouse before marching to police headquarters and occupying the lobby. The demonstrators had come to remind the police department that nothing had changed since the shooting death of Mike Brown and to serve them a list of demands in the form of […]

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Earlier on Monday, ANIMAL received a tip promising that pop icon Lady Gaga would appear in Times Square holding a “Black Lives Matter” sign and grant a “brief interview” to “an indie media crew” covering the protests at 3 PM. Though skeptical, ANIMAL showed up, hoping to ask Gaga to participate in Samuel L. Jackson’s […]

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Erica Garner’s father, Eric, died on July 17th after being put in an unauthorized chokehold by the NYPD. She says that she’s gone to the Staten Island location of the incident and laid down twice a week ever since. Garner’s daughter tells the Daily News: I felt his spirit when I was walking down to […]

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As citizens around the United States are increasingly losing confidence in law enforcement and the criminal justice system, State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman would like New York’s governor to grant him power to override local attorney generals in cases involving police killing unarmed citizens. Following the high-profile cases of Eric Garner and Mike Brown in which officers […]

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Anger over the grand jury decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson continues, with New Yorkers joining a national walk out protest. Gathering in Union Square and Times Square, workers and students left their classes and jobs at 12:01 PM Monday in a national demonstration organized around the hashtag #HandsUpWalkOut. The time was significant, as […]

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“I felt like I needed to paint this for the people,” said VEW — a twenty-something graffiti artist from New York City — about the recent Michael Brown tribute he did on a freight train in Brooklyn. While the rest of the country was stuffing its face on Thanksgiving, he snuck into the Bay Ridge […]

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Mike Brown protests in New York got off to an early start on Thursday morning with police arresting seven people for trying to “disrupt” the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade by “smashing windows and knocking over barricades,” reports the Daily News. Ah, the Absence of Surprise : RT @FergusonUnity: NYPD dogpiled on StopTheParade protesters, swung batons at […]

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It was only four nights ago that Darren Wilson, the cop who shot and killed unarmed black teen Mike Brown, walked away without any charges, giving way to protests across the nation expressing outrage over how our country continuously devalues the lives of black men. But by Friday, Americans were taken over by a different […]

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For a second day, demonstrations flared up nationwide on Tuesday as people took to the streets to protest a grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Mike Brown. From New York to Los Angeles and Ferguson to Philadelphia, marches took place, leading to some minor clashes with police […]

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