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The Damning Realities of Mass Incarceration

by Glenn E. Martin

My journey to intellectual and spiritual freedom began in 1995 with the bone-crushing grip of a pair of NYPD handcuffs. What followed was a six-year… Read More

In Jamaica Visit, U.K. Prime Minister Fails to Hear Calls for Reparations

In Jamaica Visit, U.K. Prime Minister Fails to Hear Calls for Reparations

by Alexandra Olivier

During his recent trip to Jamaica, British Prime Minister David Cameron sparked anger with his attitude on the issue of reparations for the Caribbean… Read More

Three years after Trayvon Martin killing, two women's lives intersect

Sabrina Fulton, Lesley McSpadden to Appear on Panel at Syracuse

by #teamEBONY

The mothers of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown will appear in a panel discussion at Syracuse University on Oct. 28. Lesley McSpadden, the… Read More

Alabama Closes 31 DMVs in State Despite Voter ID Law

Alabama Closes 31 DMVs in State Despite Voter ID Law

by #teamEBONY

Discriminatory laws against marginalized communities are nothing new in America. It doesn't matter if such laws mean to put people who… Read More

Detroit's New Generation of Activism

Detroit's New Generation of Activism

by Kristian Davis Bailey

As Detroit, the most densely Black city in the country, faces water shutoffs… Read More

FBI Director Says Police Can Be Racially Biased, Calls for Comprehensive Data on Shootings

FBI Vows to Better Collect Data on Police Shootings

by #teamEBONY

The FBI will begin collecting and providing to the public more information about police shootings of civilians, FBI Director James Comey announced… Read More

Black Cleveland Gripped with Redefining Strained Relationship with Police<br />

Black Cleveland Gripped with Redefining Strained Relationship with Police

by Afi Scruggs

It's been almost a year since Cleveleand police fatally shot Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old who had played with a replica gun in a city park. … Read More

In Rare '60 Minutes' Interview, Vladimir Putin Mentions Ferguson, Police Brutality

In Rare '60 Minutes' Interview, Vladimir Putin Mentions Ferguson, Police Brutality

by #teamEBONY

In a rare, televised interview with American media, Russian President Vladimir Putin mentioned the tensions in Ferguson, Missouri to prove a point… Read More

Dream Defenders

Dream Defenders Take Social Media Break to Focus on Grassroots Organizing

by Kristian Davis Bailey

The Florida-based Dream Defenders is taking an eight-week break from social media to focus on building the organization’s grassroots membership… Read More

Can Pope Francis Bring Attention to America's Broken Prison System?

Can Pope Francis Bring Attention to America's Broken Prison System?

by Madison J. Gray

Pope Francis begins his visit to America on Tuesday, and after meeting with heads of state, laypeople and clergy, one of his final stops this weekend… Read More

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