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Youth from Ferguson address need to discuss racism with video campaign

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Several children from Ferguson, Missouri are featured in a video called “Hey White People.” The clip sarcastically addresses common statements white people make about race and counters those claims with facts. The clip is dedicated to Mike Brown.

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Ray Rice: ‘I have to be strong for my wife’

A day after a video showing former Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice hitting his then-fiancee in the face during an altercation in a hotel elevator, the former running back has finally broke his silence. Rice’s comments come after the NFL decided to indefinitely suspend him after his release from the team. The remarks also follow […]

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Paulette Brown becomes first black women to lead the American Bar Association

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Last month, attorney Paulette Brown became the first black woman elected to lead the American Bar Association. The American Bar Association has 400,000 members, and did not allow black people to join until 1943. Brown is a partner at Edwards Wildman Palmer, LLP, in Boston, and will take her position as head of the ABA next summer.

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Feature: What Black Ray Rice Apologists and Racists Have in Common

The following post originally appears on EBONY. It was written by Damon Young. By: Damon Young Today marks a month since Mike Brown was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Exactly what happened the day of the shooting remains unclear. What is not unclear, though, is the fact that Brown was unarmed […]

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Feature: Between the Peacekeepers and Protesters in Ferguson

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The following post is from Truthout. It was written by Raven Rakia. By: Raven Rakia From the very beginning, the movement in Ferguson, Missouri, has been youth-led and locally initiated. It was spurred after neighbors saw a young man dead in the streets for four hours after he had been gunned down by police officer Darren […]

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Janay Rice releases statement on elevator incident: ‘This is our life’

In an emotional message, the wife of former Ravens running back Ray Rice broke her silence Tuesday after Rice’s contract was terminated with the NFL. The events followed the release of a graphic video surfacing that shows Rice punching his then-fiancee, Janay Palmer. The couple has been in counseling since the February incident. 

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Arrests made after video of teens assaulting mentally ill man goes viral

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Three teenage boys have been arrested in connection to a videotaped attack on a mentally ill man in New Castle County, Delaware. The arrests came after the teens’ parents went to police complaining about harassing phone calls the teens were getting. 

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Feature: Don’t watch the Ray Rice video. Don’t ask why Janay Palmer married him. Ask why anyone would blame a victim

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The following post is from The Guardian. It was written by Hannah Giorgis.  By: Hannah Giorgis Early Monday morning, TMZ released a “cleaned up” video of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice beating Janay Palmer, his then-fiancée and current wife, in the elevator of an Atlantic City casino. The footage shows Rice, the 206lb (95kg) NFL […]

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More witnesses come forward in Michael Brown shooting

Two outsiders have come forward to tell their story of witnessing the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. Most witnesses of the shooting, which sparked outrage and protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and across the country, either knew Brown, lived at or near the Canfield Green apartments where the shooting occurred, or were visiting friends or relatives […]

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Feature: The Revictimizing of Janay Rice

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The following post originally appears on The Nation. It was written by Dave Zirin. By: Dave Zirin I was listening to a nationally syndicated sports radio show this morning about the release of the Ray Rice videotape which shows the Baltimore Ravens running back knocking his then-fiancée Janay unconscious in a casino elevator. We, the […]

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