San Francisco Protests 'Transit Racism'


35 arrested in "transit racism" protest: Tension among community members and San Francisco police is rising this week following the July 16 killing of 19-year-old Kenneth Wade Harding by SFPD officers in the city's black Bayview district, ColorLines reports. Residents took to the streets in protest of what they're calling "transit racism" and heightened police surveillance in communities of color. Thirty-five people were arrested.

Did NFL players get a good deal? National Football League players and owners neared an agreement to end a four-month lockout Thursday. Slate asks whether the players are getting screwed on their share of league revenues compared with other sports.


Persian Jersey Shore coming soon: The series is currently being called Shahs of Sunset and will follow a group of young Persian-American friends who "juggle living and working in Los Angeles while balancing the demands of their families and traditions." Looks like we're moving toward just about every ethnic group having a chance to be embarrassed by reality-TV portrayals.

Negro League heroes finally get tombstones: After their baseball careers ended, many of the Negro Leagues' greatest players went on to work menial jobs and were buried in unmarked graves. Jeremy Krock, the founder of the Negro Leagues Baseball Grave Marker Project, is trying to change that.


In other news: Ghana's Gay Community Under Threat.

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