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In rare move, Jay Z releases public statement on policy changes in New York

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On Wednesday, Jay Z weighed in on New York Governor Cuomo’s initiative to improve police and community relations.

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All #BlackLivesMatter: The Death of Lamia Beard

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There are not many details known about Lamia Beard’s death. What is known, is that Beard is the latest transgender woman of color to fall victim to violence.

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Troop Oakland: Meet the Radical Brownies

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Believe that #BlackLivesMatter? There’s a badge for that. Oakland-based Radical Brownies are going above and beyond cookie sales.

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Watch: State of the Black Union


“On January 20, President Obama delivered his sixth State of the Union address in which he discussed a variety of social and economic concerns facing the country. However, when it came to the issues of racism and police violence – the issue facing Black people – the President was silent.

And so, in order to elevate our voices and the movement we have built to address the systemic oppression we face, over a dozen organizations have come together to release the State of the Black Union.

We recognize that not even a Black President will speak our truths. So in the name of all Black people killed by racial terror in this country, we speak and continue to make Black lives matters.” — State of the Black Union

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Imminent Supreme Court ruling could make it easier to deny someone housing based on race

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The Supreme Court’s decision could make it easier for redlining to run rampant.

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Terrifying video shows police officer shooting an unarmed man with his hands up


A police officer shot and killed Jerame Reid during a traffic stop Dec. 30, 2014, in Bridgeton, New Jersey. The recently released dash-cam video shows the entire incident.

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Black McDonald’s workers file civil rights lawsuit for firings

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Former workers in three McDonald’s locations in Northern Virginia, say that they were fired for being people of color. Some were told by management that they “need to get the ghetto out of the store.”

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What it’s like to lose your home to gentrification


This important video from Buzzfeed highlights the story of Kai, whose family was pushed out from their San Francisco neighborhood by gentrification.



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How do you ask someone about their race?


“Ever been asked, “So… what are you?” Here’s how to throw self-censorship out the window and open up a deeper conversation. And it might just lead you to re-examine why you are even asking the question in the first place.” — Amani Hayes – Messinger



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North Miami police will no longer use black men’s mug shots as target practice

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After receiving criticism, the North Miami Police Department has decided to change their sniper training.

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