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The Stories and People Who Should Stay Behind

by Preston Mitchum

In 2014, Black people made every effort to reclaim our humanity by exclaiming the importance of #BlackLivesMatter. … Read More

Obama Responds to Black Teen's Christmas Wish: "I Just Wanna Be Safe"

Teen Asks Santa for Safety, President Obama Responds

by #teamEBONY

Thirteen-year-old Malik Bryant lives on Chicago's south side, in the high-crime Englewood neighborhood. In his letter to Santa… Read More

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Drastic Decrease in Arrests by NYPD

by #teamEBONY

The NYPD confirmed a report that arrests have plummeted in the wake of the murder of two police officers in Brooklyn on Dec. 20… Read More

How race and police became a red-vs.-blue issue

How Politics Influence How Whites View the Police

by The Washington Post

Few things matter more than race when it comes to views of police. But political views matter a lot as well. That was the… Read More

House Majority Whip Spoke at a 2002 White Supremacist Conference

Rep. Steve Scalise Gave Speech at White Supremacist Event

by Slate

The ghost of Rep. Steve Scalise’s (R-La.) political past made a surprise visit to the congressman’s political present… Read More

L.A.P.D. Releases Ezell Ford Autopsy

Ezell Ford Autopsy Released

by #teamEBONY

According to a police autopsy first obtained by the Los Angeles Times, Ezell Ford, an unarmed Black man, was shot three… Read More

Teen basketball players face 'I can't breathe' ban

Tournament Bans High School Team For Wearing "I Can't Breathe" Shirts

by #teamEBONY

The members of a California high school basketball team barred from participating in a tournament because they continued to wear… Read More

NYPD chief says rift between police and mayor 'will go on for a while'

William Bratton Says Friction Between NYPD and Mayor Will Continue

by #teamEBONY

New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton says the rift between the NYPD and Mayor Bill de Blasio — laid bare in the… Read More

Ferguson Police Spokesman Calls Mike Brown Memorial "Pile of Trash"

Michael Brown Memorial Called "Pile of Trash" by Police Spokesman

by #teamEBONY

A Ferguson police officer has been placed on unpaid leave after calling a longstanding memorial to slain teen Michael Brown "a… Read More

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Through The Media Lens:
Covering Race and Police Brutality

by Bob Butler

The second half of 2014 has been marked by deaths of African-American males at the hands of local law enforcement --including Michael… Read More

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