Flash Mobs

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has extended the city’s juvenile curfew, the mayor’s office announced Tuesday. The curfew, which has been in effect since Aug.12, was instituted in response to a string of mob attacks by young people who gathered using text messages and social media to alert one another. The 9 p.m. curfew is in […]

Like the rest of the country, I couldn’t help but notice the occurrence of Black teen ‘”flash mobs” around the country. For those who haven’t been made hip to the game, flash mobs are random groups of people who get together and do “stuff.” The acts committed by flash mobs can be naïve and cute, […]

MILWAUKEE, WIS. — As more and more violent flash-mob attacks occur across the country, the news media and public officials believe much of the crime is motivated by race. Many African Americans are weary of the descriptions, saying the Black community is being described in a condescending manner and used as a scapegoat. Just yesterday, […]