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Want to get involved in Ferguson? Read this.

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As the movement in Ferguson gains momentum, many folks are wondering how they can help. Although organizers are encouraging people not to come to Ferguson, you can still contribute to the cause.

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Petition: Mike Brown law would require all state, county and local police to wear a camera

A White House petition is calling for lawmakers to create and sign a bill into law that would require all state, county, and local police to wear a body camera. The petition comes amid tense protests in Ferguson, Missouri over the fatal shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. […]

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Guest Post

Transgender woman wins right to be herself

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The following feature originally appears on the Windy City Times. It was written by Gretchen Rachel Blickensderfer. By: Gretchen Rachel Blickensderfer According to the most recent numbers, one in six transgender individuals report having been imprisoned at some point in their lives. The history of horrific abuses they often suffered in jail have been well-documented—trans* women housed […]

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BYP100′s Malcolm London and Asha Rosa talk Ferguson, activism with NPR

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Two members of The Black Youth Project 100′s (BYP100) Chicago Chapter spoke with NPR’s Frederica Boswell about how the events in Ferguson moved them, and what they hope might come from this historical moment. 

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Guest Post

Two leaders, different styles

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The following post was published in the New York Times. It was written by Peter Baker and Matt Apuzzo.  By:  Peter Baker and Matt Apuzzo The two men in open-collar shirts sat facing each other, papers and a BlackBerry strewn on a coffee table, sober looks on both their faces. One leaned forward, gesturing with his […]

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Jackie Robinson West beats Texas in Little League World Series

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Jackie Robinson West, The Little League’s only all-black team to compete in the World Series, defeated Texas (6-1) on Tuesday. Joshua Houston struck out five in five innings in the elimination game. 

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Kansas City officer under review for Michael Brown Facebook post

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A Kansas City Police Department officer is facing an internal review after venting about the Michael Brown shooting on Facebook. Officer Marc Catron’s postings have garnered outrage on social media, due to his strong comments about Brown, who was fatally wounded by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9. 

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Earl Sweatshirt: Taylor Swift is ‘perpetuating black stereotypes’ with new video

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  Odd Future musician Earl Sweatshirt is coming for Taylor Swift. The country music star released the video for her latest single, “Shake it Off,” which boosts a noticeably different image and beat from Swift’s traditional format. Earl Sweatshirt took to Twitter to talk about how the video is harmful because it amplifies many black […]

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Family of unarmed man killed in Wal-mart demands surveillance footage

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The family of an unarmed man who was fatally shot by police in an Ohio Wal-mart last week is demanding the retailer release surveillance video footage of the events that led to his death. John Crawford III, a father or two, was killed just days before police shot and killed Michael Brown, 18, in the […]

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Guest Post

It’s bigger than Ferguson, a white cop kills a black person nearly twice a week in America

The following post was written by Jameson Parker. It originally appears on Addicting Info. By: Jameson Parker The fatal police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old black man by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, is certainly egregious overstep of police force, but not necessarily out of the ordinary. Sadly, it’s a scenario that is […]

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