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As an organizer and activist in the Ferguson/Greater St. Louis community, I often wonder if we’re making an impact on this… Read More

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An Open Letter to the New York City Police Department’s Guardians Association and the Hispanic Association

by #teamEBONY

Dear Sisters and Brothers, First and foremost, please accept our heart-felt condolences at the loss of P.O. Rafael Ramos… Read More

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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"

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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

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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

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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

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

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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'

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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

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