The Ferguson protests seized the attention of people all over the world and gave them a sense of the unvarnished truth of Black American life.
The film "Nightcrawler" is garnering rave reviews and is indeed beautifully photographed, well made and entertaining - but the reviews, like the movie itself, erase entire chunks of our society and its reality.
Amanda Eckerson is a writer and multi-media artist reporting on the 2012 elections in Venezuela from a
people´s movement perspective. She holds a degree in history from Yale University and was a 2009 Fulbright scholar to Venezuela.