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The Legacy of the Voting Rights Act,
50 Years Later

by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II and Rev. Michelle Laws

Civil rights history is often remembered in critical moments. Though the work was constant, and the lives of those who organized… Read More

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Family of John Crawford Seeks Answers

by D. Smith

The death of Raynette Turner will be the first case the New York State Attorney General will investigate since Governor Andrew Cuomo… Read More

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Activists Plan for 1-Year-Anniversary

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Activists Plan for 1-Year-Anniversary

by Daniel Kerry

In an intimate roundtable discussion in New York City, Kayla Reed, field organizer for the Organization for Black Struggle and St… Read More

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Freedom Summer Lunch Soldiers On, Despite Threats

by Ryan K. Smith

In January of 1969, the Black Panther Party initiated the groundbreaking  Read More

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Doing the Work at the Movement for Black Lives Convening

by H. Kapp Klote

The Movement for Black Lives Convening was a historic moment: 1,500 Black people from across the country came to Cleveland to be… Read More

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Cop Jailed for Alesia Thomas Murder

by D. Smith

Ralkina Jones, 37, died (according to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office) at the… Read More

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Movement for Black Lives Convening Unites Activists in Cleveland

by Daniel Kerry

The first ever Movement for Black Lives Convening will bring together "freedom fighters" from across the country in Cleveland… Read More

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#JusticeforSandraBland
Cause of Death: Being an Uppity Black Woman

Newly released video showing Sandra Bland’s interaction with a Texas State Trooper comes as no surprise to #Blacklivesmatter believers… Read More

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[OFFICER INVOLVED]
Video Shows Sandra Bland Arrest

by D. Smith

Authorities released disturbing dashcam video Tuesday from Sandra Bland’s July 10 arrest. The officer in question can be heard… Read More

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Ferguson Activists Targeted by Aggressive Police

by Kristian Davis Bailey

Activists from Ferguson and other parts of St. Louis say they were targeted for arrest… Read More

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