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Bail Unfairly Targets and Hurts the Poor

by Slate

Several years ago the Bronx Defenders helped establish the first licensed charitable bail organization in New York state—the… Read More

Photos allegedly of Rachel Dolezal. (Courtesy Lawrence Dolezal)

Rachel Dolezal Breaks the Internet

by The Washington Post

A controversy is raging over whether a prominent Washington state civil rights activist and Howard University graduate who claimed… Read More

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Judge: Sufficient Evidence to Charge Police in Death of Tamir Rice

by #teamEBONY

A judge said Thursday that enough evidence exists to charge two White policemen in the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old Black boy… Read More

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Kalief Browder's Death Was a Homicide...and We Are All Guilty

by Marlon Peterson

This is prom season for high school students. Just last week, my neighbor’s son stood outside my Bed-Stuy apartment building… Read More


How Anti-Abortion Laws CriminalizeBlack Women

by Renee Bracey Sherman

On Saturday, 23-year-old Kenlissa Jones of Albany, Georgia was arrested and held without bond at the Dougherty County jail on charges… Read More

Ashleigh Banfield

CNN's Ashleigh Banfield Misses the Point in McKinney Incident

by Arisha Hatch

Dear Ashleigh Banfield, This past week was an all-too-familiar scene across our news media; police violence against Black… Read More

Ferguson: If Negligent And Careless Poor People Can't Make Bail, It's Their Fault

DOJ Report: Ferguson Blamed Citizens for High Arrest Rates, Fines

by Huffington Post

When lawyers in the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division investigated the operations of the Ferguson Police Department… Read More

Black Deaths Matter

Black Victims, No Justice

by #teamEBONY

For generations, Black frustration with policing has been best described in a two-part statement: Cops don't care enough to solve… Read More

McKinney Police Officer Who Brutally Detained 15-Year-Old Girl Resigns

Officer Eric Casebolt Resigns from McKinney Police Force

by #teamEBONY

Officer Eric Casebolt resigned from the McKinney police force Tuesday, three days after a video of him violently throwing an unarmed… Read More

Geography of Poverty

The United States of Poverty

by #teamEBONY

Perhaps America's greatest paradox and greatest tragedy is how a country with our riches and resources has a permanent underclass;… Read More

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