- By Hands Up Dont Shoot
Lots has happened during our 3 years in existence. The first year was about laying the foundation for ‘movement media’ while challenging false narratives about Ferguson in the media, by the establishment and within the movement. Our second year was about research, building upon the foundation, resilience and consistency. Our third year was about moving forward without Darren, personal safety & the safety of our work and progression. It was a struggle, our hearts were heavy but we pressed on.
Today we are excited to announce the following in keeping with our vision:
The expansion of handsupdontshoot.com & #handsupdontshoot Radio
What started as outlets to challenge false narratives about Ferguson in the media, by the establishment and within the movement is doing the same beyond, expanding coverage to include national media, government and the broader Black Lives Matter movement that resulted from the hijacking of Ferguson.
Part of this expansion includes the launch of the community section of our site and private Facebook group.
The launch of SunkenPlace STL
SunkenPlace STL will be the local arm and continue the work of handsupdontshoot.com. New sections include community section, private Facebook group, FB page, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube and podcast.
Year 3 we will focus on original content with the debut of “Sleep is the New Woke” morning livestream featuring Nyota and the development of a yet untitled ‘Young Turkish’style media platform hosted by Nyota Uhura, Renaldo Anderson and more.
3 years. Time flies. Looking forward to the next 3.