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Scholar Ta-Nehisi Coates Up for National Book Award

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"Between the World and Me," Ta-Nehisi Coates’ blunt and impassioned letter to his son about racism and police violence, is a finalist… Read More

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The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation will prioritize racial profiling, police brutality, and other discriminatory practices in the criminal justice… Read More

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A reform panel formed after the Ferguson police shooting of Michael Brown is pushing for the consolidation of police departments and municipal courts… Read More

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