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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

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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by Ryan K. Smith

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

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O'Malley Debuts Criminal Justice Reform Plan

by Jamilah Lemieux

In the era (or perhaps, the dawn) of #BlackLivesMatter, it is unlikely that a Democratic… Read More

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by #teamEBONY

America’s criminal justice system is badly in need of reform. For too long our justice system has reinforced our country’s… Read More

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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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Reince Priebus Addresses National Urban League Conference

by Daniel Kerry

Earlier this week, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus spoke at the 2015 National Urban League Conference in Ft. Lauderdale… 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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