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Feature: How Trayvon Martin’s Death Launched a New Generation of Black Activism

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The following post is from The Nation. It was written by Mychal Denzel Smith. By: Mychal Denzel Smith On July 13, 2013, George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the murder of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed African-American 17-year-old walking home from a 7-Eleven. What The Washington Post and other media outlets had dubbed “the trial of the […]

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News Flash

Organization raises $5,000 for cameras for residents to record police interaction

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The WeCopWatch organization has raised close to $5,000 for cameras to give to residents in light of the events happening in Ferguson, Missouri.  The fundraising efforts comes in response to strained relations with police and citizens in California and throughout the country. 

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News Flash

Marlon Wayans sued for racial discrimination

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Comedian/actor Marlan Wayans is facing a racial discrimination lawsuit after comparing an actor to “Family Guy” cartoon character Cleveland Brown. Pierre Daniel, who is black, says he was hired for a part in “A Haunted House 2,” a film written and produced by Wayans. Last September, Marlon posted a side-by-side pic of Daniel and the […]

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News Flash

Lawsuit alleges police used Taser on man 13 times before death

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An East Point, Ga. attorney has filed a lawsuit against the city’s police department for allegedly violating department policies during an encounter with a man. According to attorney Chris Stewart, Gregory Towns was tased up to 13 times before he died.  He was handcuffed at the time of the incident. 

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News Flash

BYP100 Chicago Chapter leads march and demonstration in protest of racially unjust marijuana arrests

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Members of BYP100′s Chicago Chapter led a march and demonstration at the Chicago Police Department headquarters on Tuesday. The young Black activists called for an end to racially unjust marijuana arrests. 

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Hands up. Don’t Shoot! A community Video to protest police brutality against black men

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In an effort to speak out against police aggression targeting African-American men and the killing of Michael Brown, community members in Chicago will convene to create a short video and release a photo. “Hands Up. Don’t shoot!” is meant to gather protesters in solidarity to stand behind the family of Michael Brown, and to stand […]

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News Flash

Welcome home: Chicago celebrates USA world champs Jackie Robinson West with parade, rallies

Thousands of people cheered on U.S. Little League Champions Jackie Robinson West in a city-wide celebration that spanned the Chicago’s South Side to Downtown.

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Guest Post

Violence in Chicago extends beyond the kids who die

The following post is from the Chicago Reader. It was written by Steve Bogira. By: Steve Bogira e many Chicagoans, Latoya Winters was stunned by the fatal shooting of 11-year-old Shamiya Adams at a sleepover in July. Shamiya and several friends were in the bedroom of a home in West Garfield Park. They were circled […]

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Guest Post

A shocking response to a black artist playing dead by a Philadelphia landmark

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The following post originally appears on Mic. It was written by Eileen Shim. By: Eileen Shim The news: Philadelphia may be the City of Brotherly Love, but as these pictures show, we could all use a little more of that in our lives. Last Saturday, a group of artists decided to stage a silent protest in […]

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News Flash

Woman fired after employer discovers offensive post on Ferguson

A Houston woman has lost her job after friends on Facebook notified her employer of a racist comment she made about the events happening in Ferguson, Missouri. The woman, whose name has not been released, worked at Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. 

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