Ferguson: What's Respectability Got to Do With It?

Ferguson: What's Respectability Got to Do With It?

by Josie Pickens

I always remind myself, and those desiring to survey the history of the United States, that America is still a very young nation. … Read More

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Don't Be Mad At Me for Being Mad at Obama

by Jason Johnson

President Barack Obama can’t wave a magic wand and cure AIDS, end racism or stop violence against women. Due to Congressional… Read More

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Will a Federal Investigation Provide 'Justice for Mike Brown?'

by Susana Morris

In the wake of the murder of Mike Brown, an unarmed Black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, leaders, from the Reverend Al Sharpton… Read More

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Ezell Ford:
ANOTHER Victim of State Sanctioned Anti-Black Violence

by Cherrell Brown

“The announced function of the police, ‘to protect and serve the people,’ becomes the grotesque caricature of protecting… Read More

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Philadelphia Mother Isn't Getting the Ray Rice Treatment Following Arrest

by Ryan K. Smith

New Jersey Superior Court Judge Michael Donio and New Jersey District Attorney Jim McClain Read More

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Woman Beat by California Officer Speaks

by Ravelle Worthington

The California homeless woman, whose brutal beating by a police officer was caught on tape, has not only filed a federal civil rights… Read More

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No More Requiems:
A Protest for Michael Brown and My Son

by Stephane Dunn, PhD

A few weeks ago this summer, on one of those perfectly sunny, sky blue early afternoons that amazingly isn’t too Atlanta hot… Read More

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The Nation Rallies Against Police Brutality

by Kristian Davis Bailey

People across the country will gather tonight to honor the lives of Mike Brown, John Crawford, Eric Garner and countless other victims… Read More

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(And It's Been a Long Time Coming)

by Lisa Bonner

“Where is Ferguson?” As a native St. Louisian, I've been asked that question many times this week as the world… Read More

Furious About Ferguson? Here's How You Can Help

Furious About Ferguson? Here's How You Can Help

by Brooke Obie

As you may have seen on the news (or more likely read on Twitter) by now, there is unrest going on. But I'm not talking about… Read More

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