‘It’s blue rags and murders out here.’ Los Angeles simmers at the announcement of LAPD arrest in Nipsey Hussle shooting

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Tension in South Los Angeles cools when residents learned that the Nipsey Hussle shooting suspect, Eric Holder, was apprehended.

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Los Angeles citizens enact their own investigation to deliver a suspect in Nipsey Hussle shooting

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The Los Angeles Police Department identifies a suspect in the shooting death of Ermias “Nipsey Hussle” Ashgedom, thanks to the investigative and collective work of community members.

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‘This shit kicked the air out of Los Angeles.’ Rapper, activist, entrepreneur, Nipsey Hussle shot and killed

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At 33, Nipsey Hussle, whose birth name is Ermias Ashgedom, was one of the last frontiersmen who worked to sustain a viable and visible Black Los Angeles community. He juggled several ventures in his beloved Crenshaw District. On Sunday, the same place he worked hard to empower is where he was gunned down.

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Puerto Rico: Nearly a year after Hurricane Maria | Panel Discussion

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In Ark Republic’s culminating event for our first, major collaborative project, “The Hurricane Trifecta: One Year Later,” a panel discussion exploring post-Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, shows on one hand, gross government neglect, while on the other, creative and effective grassroots and community organizing.

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Reports of local police using military equipment and tactics during hurricanes draw concern

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Military tactics and military equipment have become a normal part of emergency efforts by local police in times of crises and disaster. The lines between law enforcement and national defense continue to blur.

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Beyond the Hurricanes: The quest to grant US territories statehood

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To be or not to be a state? After the 2017 hurricanes, the question of statehood for US territories, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands, have different perspectives.

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Island of continued enchantment: Puerto Rico’s rise from the ashes of Hurricane Maria

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Mother Nature has a habit if throwing hard blows and sucker punches at unsuspecting countries. The summer of 2017 was a prime example, as it was not one, but three hurricanes that ravaged the Caribbean and the southern United States.

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Banking on tragedy: How foreign corporations make a profit from natural disasters

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The privatization of services has become a lucrative outcome for disaster capitalism. In recent years, hurricanes were no exception.

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Luxuriating in the mess: The desensitized reality of tourists locale in regions devastated by Hurricanes Harvey, Maria and Irma | Podcast

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In this special podcast by “The Night Drive,” with host Nobi DeLon, the discussion between four world-traveling panelists focused on the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, and how vacationers can hold some accountability in rebuilding areas devastated by natural disasters. This dialogue asks, “How can tourists reconsider being a responsible traveler?”

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iLucha Sí: Fight for public education in Puerto Rico | Film Documentary

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An excerpt from the documentary, “iLucha Sí,” filmed by award-winning documentarian, Jennifer Wager, follows the fight over the control of Puerto Rico’s educational system following the island’s recovery from the devastation experienced by Hurricane Irma and Maria.

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