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NYC Mayor: ‘no protests until after officers’ funerals’

On Monday, New York’s mayor called for protests and political debate to pause until after funerals are held for two officers shot and killed inside their patrol car on Saturday by a man vowing revenge for the deaths of black men at the hands of police. 

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Trayvon Martin’s brother Jahvaris Fulton graduates from college

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Jahvaris Fulton, the older brother of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin, recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology.

Fulton, 22, has made the best of his life since losing his brother in 2012. 

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Our Black Men Matter- 50 Shot project

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The following post is from Get The T. It was written by Tiana Jorman.

By: Tiana Jorman

The world is taught to love and hate black men in rapid succession leaving them to struggle for recognition in a nation that constantly imposes their identity and character upon them.  Some may argue that we live in a post racial society, recent events have proved that far too often race purposes life and death consequences-consequences that our black men are all too familiar with.

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Howard University ranks among sexiest, smartest campuses in nation

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Howard University has become the only HBCU to make Business Insider’s list of the top 25 colleges and universities to find hot and smart students.

The school ranked eighth on the list. 

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Don’t Let Them Make a Cop Killer the Face of the Movement

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The following piece is from The Root. It was written by Kevin Clay.

By: Kevin Clay

The death of two New York City police officers is tragic. They were two men of color who likely experienced the realities of a racist society and were unjustifiably slain. Ismaaiyl Brinsley killed Asian-American and Hispanic-American officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos by shooting them at point-blank range while they sat in their police vehicle Saturday, then took his own life. Before killing the cops, Brinsley shot his ex-girlfriend, 29-year-old Shaneka Nicole Thompson, in Baltimore, leaving her wounded.

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Volunteer police officer resigns amid racist comments

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A volunteer police officer has quit after a Cleveland publication exposed racist comments he made about blacks on YouTube videos.

The Cleveland Scene first reported that Aaron McNamara had a position as a volunteer officer as he finished college in preparation for a full-time job with the Fairview Police Department when his comments came to light. 

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Why I chose not to march in DC

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The following post is from TheGrio. It was written by BYP100 member Jessica Pierce.

By: Jessica Pierce

While I applaud everyone who marched in Washington, DC, [Saturday], I chose to sit this one out — for several reasons.

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Civil rights leaders condemn killing of 2 NYPD officers

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Civil rights leaders condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backlash over the murders could derail the peaceful protests that has grown out of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

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Former Milwaukee police officer cleared of Dontre Hamilton shooting

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A former Milwaukee police officer has been cleared of charges filed against him for fatally shooting a mentally ill black man in April.

Christopher Manney won’t be charged with the murder of Dontre Hamilton because he shot him in self-defense, according to Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm. 

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Turn Up: 21st-Century Black Millennials Are Bringing Direct Action Back

The following piece is from Huffington Post. It was written by Malkia A. Cyril.

By: Malkia A. Cyril

At 7:30am on a rainy Monday morning, a multi-racial team of activists led by Black millennial direct action groups Blackout Collective, #BlackBrunch and Black Lives Matter accomplished what had never been done before. They shut down police headquarters in downtown Oakland, California, for four hours and twenty-eight minutes.

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