Comedians giving voices to our fears, opening a dialogue about race and the police #BlackLivesMatter

Ted Alexandro has missed multiple gigs over the past few weeks to march with the activists of #BlackLivesMatter. Alexandro, a veteran headlining stand-up comedian and native New Yorker, also had sat in and marched with #OccupyWallStreet. But this is different. Our nationwide reaction to the events in Ferguson, Mo., where police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown over a shoplifting incident, and Wilson’s non-indictment by a grand jury, was multiplied infinitely and more united when, here in New York City, a grand jury failed to indict the plainclothes police officer who choked Eric Garner to...

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