Police Brutality, Mass Media and White Supremacy with Thandisizwe Chimurenga

Veteran journalist and activist Thandisizwe Chimurenga joined us again to discuss her award winning coverage of cases involving police violence against Black people and the context in which she sees that work taking place.  Chimurenga has covered the trial of the killer of Renisha McBride and is also author of the recently published No Doubt The Murder(s) of Oscar Grant.


See also:

The work referred to by Shaun King

The essay with which Chimurenga at least somewhat disagreed mentioned during our discussion: Fruitvale Station is Sadly Fruitless.


Our guest:

Thandisizwe Chimurenga is an award-winning, freelance journalist based in Los Angeles, CA. She has been a writer and creator or co-creator of media (newspapers, cable tv, radio) for over 20 years, and her community activism has ranged from electoral organizing; anti-police terror work; freedom for political prisoners and prisoners of war; to organizing against violence against women. “No Doubt: The Murder(s) of Oscar Grant, released in February, 2014, is her first book.



  1. 12-10-2014

    As an iAFRIKAN Woman and independent photojournalist, I appreciate the perspectives and historic, ground breaking information that is always presented on IMIXWHATILIKE! I really want to get into and listen to all of the subject matter in your archives.

    I’m always posting your work to my social media pages, and want to become more familiar with your archives so that I can reference material when I write for school assignments and/or for when I post articles to the SF Bay View newspaper and also to some of the Black Wall Street online sites.

    I appreciate your title as well, which is reminiscent of Steve Biko’s “I Write What I Like,” and is also a beacon of sorts to remind us that we can and do think outside of the blueprints of white supremacist stereotypes that are “provided” for us in the same manner that Willie Lynch attempted to establish a forever blueprint for how we as an AFRIKAN people needed to self destruct ourselves to become more malleable and exploitable property for white capitalist greed and the institutions of enslavement…such as plantations to military/monetary/prison industrial complexes.

    Power Forward, and please continue the work!


    Malaika H Kambon
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    Oakland, CA. 94612

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