Mike Brown

American martial artist Mike Brown

Mike Thomas Brown is an American mixed martial artist. He currently fights as a featherweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship organization and is a former WEC Featherweight Champion. Mike trains full-time at the main American Top Team academy located in Coconut Creek, Florida.
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Ferguson documentary causes new controversy over Michael Brown shooting - Fox News
Google News - 12 months
Fox News Ferguson documentary causes new controversy over Michael Brown shooting Fox News FERGUSON, Mo. – A convenience store is disputing a new documentary's claim that previously unreleased surveillance video suggests Michael Brown didn't rob the store shortly before he was fatally shot by police in Ferguson, Mo., in 2014. One of the ... Filmmaker Says This New Video Of Mike Brown Challenges Ferguson Police NarrativeHuffington Post New documentary about Michael Brown suggests Ferguson teen made drug deal before his deathNew York Daily News New Video Footage Of Michael Brown Raises More Questions About His DeathJezebel Atlanta Journal Constitution -Slate Magazine (blog) -The Root -Bustle all 64 news articles »
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34 Poets Of Color Summarize 2017 In Verse
Huffington Post - 12 months
If 2017 was a poem, what would you call it? This was the question Tabia Yapp ― the founder of BEOTIS, a boutique agency that represents leading writers, speakers and multidisciplinary artists of color ― posed to a group of contemporary poets she admired.  The open-ended question provided respondents with ample space to play. Some poets answered the prompt in two words, while others filled up pages, all while attempting to describe a time categorized by so much fear, anger, hope, action and love.   We’re only two months into 2017. At times, it feels like the year has already stretched beyond its 12-month boundaries. Yet at the same time, 2017 still doesn’t feel quite real. Just as Black History Month comes to a close, the following poets are helping us make sense of this uncertain moment in history, using language as a guide.  Behold, 34 poets of color summarize 2017 in verse*:  1. Alok Vaid-Menon Alok Vaid-Menon is a nonbinary artist with a lot of feelings. 2....
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'Luke Cage' Is 'Kick Ass, Wu-Tang Blackness With A Marvel Twist'
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Marvel’s latest Netflix series, “Luke Cage,” can only be described as “unadulterated, bulletproof, kick ass, Wu-Tang blackness, with a Marvel twist,” says the show’s creator Cheo Hodari Coker.  Adapted from the 1970s Marvel comic book character of the same name, the Netflix action-drama series ― which stars Mike Colter, Mahershala Ali, Simone Missick, Rosario Dawson and Alfre Woodard ― is set in Harlem, New York. It tells the story of a wrongly convicted man, Luke Cage (played by Colter), who escapes prison after gaining super strength through an experiment before becoming a hero for hire. Similar to other revised Marvel adapted television shows, “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones,” Coker ― who is known for his work on “Notorious,” “Ray Donovan,” and “Southland”― said it was imperative for him to take a modern-day approach to the story by incorporating current social themes, while maintaining entertaining elements from the original comic.    ”We were able to do a hip-hop, Blaxp...
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To Exhume or Not to Exhume
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Whenever the anniversary of a famous author's birth or death reaches a significant milestone, critics and creative types may stop, look back, and think about a particular artist's cultural contribution. The more famous the artist, the less urgent the need to mark any major anniversary simply for the sake of history. Although this year marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death (April 23, 1616), Shakespeare festivals now dot the international landscape. Box office returns easily justify Mostly Mozart festivals and celebrations of Beethoven's music. Performances of Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung draw enthusiasts from around the world (the Washington National Opera will be performing three Ring cycles this spring). Back when Tito Capobianco was in charge of the San Diego Opera, he launched an annual Verdi festival with the goal of performing two of the beloved composer's operas each season until San Diego audiences had gone through the entire catalog. Each y...
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Police officer, suspect dead after North Texas park shootout
Chicago Times - almost 2 years
A 29-year-old police officer died after he was shot in a Tuesday afternoon gunfight with an armed suspect in a park near a Dallas-area school, police said. Euless Police Chief Mike Brown said Officer David Hofer, who previously worked for the New York Police Department, died during surgery. The...
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A Mother's Plea: Let's Start a Movement and Take 'Snitchin' Out of Our Vocabulary.
Huffington Post - about 2 years
We were gathered in a St. Louis, MO church to listen to stories of police violence against African Americans. And as many church traditions would have it, absolute silence was expected during those moments when the speaker quieted her voice to gather her thoughts. But on this particular night, a sad, aching cry disrupted all tradition and protocol when one woman's pain-filled voice burst through the silence to ask: "What about us killing us? When are we gonna deal with that? No one cares about us killing us!" Astonished and incredulous, I joined others who turned in their seats to locate this woman who dared challenge the speaker and upset established decorum that early November evening. The speaker, who was sharing her personal story as part of the Ferguson Truth Initiative hosted by the Truth Telling Project, initially stood silent in response to the interruption. And so the woman, whose questions had caused the momentary awkwardness continued to speak. As she proceeded, in a mor...
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The Truth About 'Chi-Raq': A Conversation With Spike Lee
Huffington Post - about 2 years
Spike Lee has built an astonishing career as a multigenerational filmmaker, crafting some of the most iconic cult classics of the past four decades. From era-defining films like Do The Right Thing and School Daze, to Malcolm X and Bamboozled, the Brooklyn-bred director has consistently told compelling stories that personify the pulse of contemporary culture. Respected for his fearlessness and unapologetic opinion, Spike has transcended his profession as a director, asserting himself as a creative activist committed to teaching, provoking thought and igniting dialogue needed to elevate social consciousness. By commonly exploring the deep complexities of race, power, identity and sexuality through a very unique perspective - Spike Lee poses no opposition to playing the antagonist if, in turn, it challenges the status quo. As such, his most recent film has managed to accomplish all of the above. The theatrical release of Chi-Raq has sparked heated debate and intense criticism s...
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All We Want Is Justice: Fighting for Eric Garner
Huffington Post - about 2 years
One year ago, a grand jury failed to indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo for the killing of my father, Eric Garner. As I contemplate this past year -- a year full of upheaval and struggles for justice -- I'm struck by what has changed: nothing. Sure, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo appointed a special prosecutor to investigate police-related killings after my father's death. What's the likelihood that this appointment -- which only lasts one year -- will be renewed by the Republican controlled state legislature? Sure, Pantaleo, the officer who choked my father to death, had to appear before a grand jury, but Staten Island's then District Attorney Daniel Donovan gave immunity to the other officers involved. And where is Donovan now? Congress. This is the part that hurts the most: New York law outlines at least two ways the sitting District Attorney can reconvene a grand jury, but the new Staten Island DA, Democrat Michael McMahon, won't do it. McMahon received and accepted the e...
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Dru Hill Calls For 'Change' In Hometown Of Baltimore
Huffington Post - about 2 years
WASHINGTON -- Since Freddie Gray’s death after a “rough ride” in police custody, the nation has become familiar with the systemic problems facing Baltimore. Charm City’s school system is, essentially, segregated; the police routinely harass civilians and the city’s government prevents them from speaking publicly about the alleged facts of civil suits they file in response. This is the same police force that poorly handled the protests and riots that rocked the city following Gray’s funeral on April 27. The western portion of the city, which includes Gray's neighborhood of Sandtown-Winchester, is home to over half of all people released from Maryland's prison system each year. The violent crime rate in the neighborhood is 23 incidents per 1,000 residents -- almost double the city's rate as a whole and six times the national rate. More than half of the area's residents ages 16 to 64 are out of work, and many people end up with minor drug convictions. R&B group Dru Hill ...
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jessica Care moore Mixes Art + Activism 'Tea'
Huffington Post - over 2 years
The famed poet's new full-length album, 'Black Tea: The Legend of Jessi James,' features Talib Kweli, Roy Ayers and more BY SUN SINGLETON Detroit is famous for its music, from Motown to techno and house, to Eminem and Dilla. But it's less well known for its stellar, homegrown poets. A native daughter of the D, jessica Care moore first won hearts with her five-time winning streak on It's Showtime at the Apollo back in 1995, after newly transplanting herself to New York City at age 22 a year after her father's death. A fiery performer of blunt-force truth emerged onstage that night. From a petite young woman in a demure dress and box braids exploded a voice that was unapologetically centered in her own visceral experiences as a hip-hop generation-identified sista poet. She knocked that famously tough Apollo audience out cold with the searing conviction of her Black-woman-uplifting poem, "Black Statue of Liberty." Moore's poetry has always been equal parts personal and...
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The Transgenerational Transmission of Trauma: ... And How are the Children?
Huffington Post - over 2 years
This is the second in a series of articles addressing ways in which the "transgenerational transmission of trauma" (see the work of Dr. Vamik Volkan) manifests itself within the African American community. In her highly-acclaimed book, Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing, Dr. Joy DeGruy opens with a passage from a speech highlighting a tradition of the powerful Maasai Tribe of East Africa. Noted for its deeply rich culture, the Tribe is also significant for its historically acclaimed warrior-stance against 18th century colonialism and slavery. This honor notwithstanding, it is on the Maasai peoples' ritualistic greeting "Kasserian Ingera" - translated as: "And how are the children?" that DeGruy begins her volume. And this greeting, it fascinates me! I can only imagine the impact of such a custom on the psyche of members of a society. How potent it must be to the social structure when the status of the children is held in such high esteem t...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mike Brown
    THIRTIES
  • 2014
    Age 38
    Brown was expected to face Estevan Payan on April 19, 2014 at UFC on Fox 11.
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  • 2013
    Age 37
    Brown was expected to face Akira Corassani on August 17, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 26.
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  • 2012
    Age 36
    On July 4, 2012, Brown signed a 5 fight deal with the UFC.
    Brown faced Daniel Pineda on May 26, 2012 at UFC 146.
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    Brown was expected to face Vagner Rocha on January 20, 2012 at UFC on FX 1.
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  • 2011
    Age 35
    On August 6, 2011, Brown faced Nam Phan at UFC 133.
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    Brown was out until mid-2011 recovering from surgery on his hand that was injured during the Yahya bout.
    Brown jumped right back into action to face Rani Yahya on January 22, 2011 at UFC Fight Night 23, replacing an injured Chan Sung Jung.
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    Brown first faced Diego Nunes on January 1, 2011 at UFC 125.
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  • 2010
    Age 34
    Brown took on Manvel Gamburyan on April 24, 2010 at WEC 48. Gamburyan defeated Brown via KO in the first round. Mike Brown's next fight was against Cole Province at WEC 51. He won the fight via TKO (punches) in the first round. On October 28, 2010, World Extreme Cagefighting merged with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
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    Brown defeated WEC newcomer Anthony Morrison on January 10, 2010 at WEC 46 via first round submission.
  • 2009
    Age 33
    Following his unanimous Dec win over Faber (for the second time), Brown lost his WEC Featherweight Championship against José Aldo on November 18, 2009 at WEC 44.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2005
    Age 29
    Brown had fought in several MMA events including most recently WEC, where he was the Featherweight Champion. In 2005, Brown suffered a near career-ending loss at DEEP 22 in Japan.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1992
    Age 16
    Brown wrestled at Bonny Eagle High School in Standish, Maine where he won a State Championship in 1992, his junior year.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1975
    Born
    Born on September 8, 1975.
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