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Why Can't the Police Serve and Protect Black People?

by Bryan Graham

My fiancé and I are planning a wedding. Invariably between half-listening about reception hall capacities and caterer rates… Read More

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John Crawford:
Killed Holding a 'Gun' in an Open Carry State

by Mikki Kendall

The death of John Crawford III, which has failed to compel the level of outrage and media attention of the shooting of Mike… Read More

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The NYPD:
Terrorists with Badges?

by R. L'Heureux Lewis-McCoy, PhD

Eric Garner. Rosan Miller. Denise Stewart. Mashach Strachan. Jahmil-El Cuffee. These are just a few of the countless named… Read More

More Diversity in New York City’s Police Dept., but Blacks Lag

The Right to Resist:
How Will YOU Fight Police Brutality?

by Lumumba Akinwole-Bandele

"We declare our right on this earth...to be a human being, to be respected as a human being, to be given the rights of a human being… Read More

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Renisha Was On Trial All Along

by Thandisizwe Chimurenga

Like everyone else, I too was shocked and horrified that a man who shot a 19-year old Black girl in the face with a shotgun because… Read More

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Waiting in Rage:
As Another Black Teen Is Killed, Justice Feels Impossible

by Charles F. Coleman Jr.

Today would have been Michael Brown’s first day at Vatterott College.  As you read this, he should be sitting in a classroom… Read More

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Drug Testing Welfare Recipients Misses the Mark

by Susana Morris

Welfare is one of those issues that can provoke rage even in the most seemingly liberal person. The notion that one person’s… Read More

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Mike Brown,
Killed In Cold Blood

by Lisa Bonner

Mike Brown was supposed to start college today. Instead his body lies in a morgue somewhere, and his community is in an uproar. It… Read More

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7 Facts You Need to Know About Africa

by Julia A. Wilson

Last week, Washington, D.C. was a buzz with African dignitaries attending high-level meetings and receptions with President… Read More

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JUSTICE FOR RENISHA:
From No Arrest to a Guilty Verdict

by dream hampton

When 19-year-old Renisha McBride was shot in the face after knocking on a White man's door in suburban Detroit, I tweeted that… Read More

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