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For Black Americans, Gun Reform is a Civil Rights Issue

by Michael Harriot

Earlier this week, John Lewis, the Georgia congressman and civil rights icon, prompted his fellow Democratic congressmen to Read More

Like Black Lives, Kendrick Johnson’s Case Shows Black Deaths Don’t Matter<br />

Like Black Lives, Kendrick Johnson’s Case Shows Black Deaths Don’t Matter

by LaSha

Progress. There's no word America loves more to describe the racial climate in this country than progress. "We've got a long way to go… Read More

Reginna Jefferies

Hours Before Her Murder, Reggina Jefferies Danced At Her Friends’ Funeral

by Britni Danielle

By all accounts 16-year-old Reggina Jefferies was a promising young woman. The Oakland teen was gearing up for her senior year in high school this… Read More

Muhammad Ali, Orlando, and the Privilege of Fear

Muhammad Ali, Orlando, and the Privilege of Fear

by Michael Harriot

I don’t believe in White Privilege. The phrase became popular when Peggy McIntosh wrote “Unpacking… Read More

Black Farmers and Their Uphill Battle Against Estate Taxes

Black Farmers and Their Uphill Battle Against Estate Taxes

by Avis Thomas-Lester / Urban News Service

John Wesley Boyd, Jr., lives off the land raising cows and growing soybeans and corn on 400 acres he owns in rural Baskerville, Va. He works… Read More

Chicago Pastor Attracts Thousands for Anti-Violence Protest

Chicago Pastor Attracts Thousands for Anti-Violence Protest

by Chan C. Smith

In the midst of rising gun violence in the city of Chicago, one pastor took to the streets this weekend to help put an end to the city's crime… Read More

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Finding “Mike Mike”: Michael Brown’s Mom Shares His Story in New Book

by Madison J. Gray

She called her son “Mike Mike” because she felt that giving people nicknames made them special. But that was back when Lezley McSpadden’s… Read More

Families of Police Violence Victims Want You to 'Say Their Names'

Families of Police Violence Victims Want You to 'Say Their Names'

by Demetria Irwin

The world was introduced to Eric Garner after seeing the image of him falling to the ground from a fatal chokehold by a New York City police officer… Read More

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Why I Hated Being A Cop

by The Marshall Project

There was a time in Raeford Davis’s life when the idea of putting on a police uniform and a badge brought him joy. Law… Read More

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#SentenceSoLight: No Justice, No Peace for Akai Gurley

by The Kinfolk Kollective

When Akai Gurley was killed in November 2014, his death was not muddied by the controversy that plagued the high profile cases of Eric… Read More

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