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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 […]

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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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Black Death in the Era of Ferguson

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 […]

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Burned, dead body found near Mike Brown death site

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Immigration Reform Is a Black Thing, Too

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 […]

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BYP100 stages ‘die-in’ in response to Mike Brown grand jury decision

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Members of the Black Youth Project 100 gathered outside of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office Tuesday to protest the decision by a Missouri grand jury to not charge Officer Darren Wilson who shot and killed an unarmed teen in August. 

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