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Why White People Need to Give Up on Discussing the N-Word

The following piece is from Clutch. It was written by Jouelzy.

By: Jouelzy

It is amusing that in 2014 so much polarizing discussion around race has been bubbling over in spurts as social media rallies, rages and questions as think-pieces and op-ed’s are delivered. Most recently the Washington Post had a front page interactive feature on the etymology of the n-word

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Pennsylvania governor assigns rapper Cool C execution date

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has signed death warrants authorizing the executions of three men convicted of murder. One of them is Christopher Roney a.k.a. Cool C.

The former rapper was convicted of first degree murder for the shooting death of police officer Lauretha Vaird in 1996. 

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Revolution Ain’t a One Time Thing

BYP100 Chicago Chapter organizes a "die-in" at Chicago City Hall. Photo credit: Progress Illinois.

BYP100 Chicago Chapter organizes a “die-in” at Chicago City Hall. Photo credit: Progress Illinois.

Mike Brown is dead. He joins the legions of black bodies that have been killed at the hands of the white supremacist state. As of yesterday, Darren Wilson is free. He joins the legions of white men who have gone free after killing black boys. Put simply, Mike Brown was unjustly murdered due to racism in this country. Anyone who tells you otherwise or attempts to distract you with notions of “black on black crime” or “riots” is ignorant and lost. Not to say that they cannot be saved. But in a country that is so afraid to be honest with itself, it is imperative that we learn to be honest with ourselves.

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Black Death in the Era of Ferguson

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The following piece is from EBONY. It was written by Jamilah Lemieux.

By: Jamilah Lemieux 

What do you do when you’re born bad? If you are a problem for simply living and breathing, then what exactly are you to do with your life? And how do you survive when you and your people are as convinced as anyone that your moral compass is nonexistent, your body is threatening, and that you simply don’t matter?

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Burned, dead body found near Mike Brown death site

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The body of a black man who appeared to be set on fire was found near Canfield Green Apartments in Ferguson, Missouri, the same complex where Michael Brown was fatally shot by officer Darren Wilson during an altercation on Aug. 9. 

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Ferguson grand jury evidence reveals holes in investigation

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Evidence reviewed by a grand jury tasked with deciding on whether or not to charge Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown had a lot of missing information.

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Ferguson isn’t about black rage against cops. It’s white rage against progress.

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The following piece is from Washington Post. It was written by Carol Anderson.

By: Carol Anderson

When we look back on what happened in Ferguson, Mo., during the summer of 2014, it will be easy to think of it as yet one more episode of black rage ignited by yet another police killing of an unarmed African American male. But that has it precisely backward. What we’ve actually seen is the latest outbreak of white rage. Sure, it is cloaked in the niceties of law and order, but it is rage nonetheless.

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Hammond cops who violently attacked man during traffic stop reinstated

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Two Hammond, Indiana police officers who violently attacked an unarmed black man during a routine traffic stop have been allowed to return back to the force.

The city’s mayor cleared the officers of any wrongdoing, but the FBI agent in charge of the investigation denies that, saying the case is ongoing and the officers have yet to be cleared. 

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Large number of police shootings do not end with prosecutions

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A Missouri grand jury’s decision to not indict officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown can be now added to a long list of police shooting investigations that show that more officers walk free than not.

The panel was tasked with figuring out if Wilson had probable cause when he killed Brown, not whether or not he fatally shot the unarmed teen. 

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Immigration Reform Is a Black Thing, Too

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The following piece is from The Root. It was written by Opal Tometi.

By: Opal Tometi

The administrative relief measures that President Barack Obama announced Thursday will benefit an estimated 4 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States. This long-awaited measure came several months after the president promised to take executive action in the absence of any cooperation by an obstructionist Congress to pass legislation.

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