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Turn Up: 21st-Century Black Millennials Are Bringing Direct Action Back

The following piece is from Huffington Post. It was written by Malkia A. Cyril. By: Malkia A. Cyril At 7:30am on a rainy Monday morning, a multi-racial team of activists led by Black millennial direct action groups Blackout Collective, #BlackBrunch and Black Lives Matter accomplished what had never been done before. They shut down police headquarters in downtown Oakland, California, […]

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ABOUT THIS MOVEMENT.

The following piece is from Ferguson Action. It was written by protesters in Ferguson. By: Protesters in Ferguson On the week of August 9th, Black youth in Ferguson took to the streets and kicked off a wave of resistance against police violence that has spread across the country. In the last four months, we have […]

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Lifting each other up: You can’t stop the revolution

March in Las Vegas, NV in support of justice for Eric Garner and Mike Brown and the Black Lives Matter social movement. Photo by Beverly Yuen Thompson2

The following piece is from American Friends Service Committee. It was written by Diamond Latchison. By: Diamond Latchison Note: I invited Matthew Armstead who went to Ferguson during Ferguson October to write a guest piece about his experience. He thought it would be great if we invited someone from the community to write about their […]

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In the Struggle Against Police Violence, the Youth Shall Lead

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The following post is from The Nation. It was written by Mychal Denzel Smith. By: Mychal Denzel Smith More than 50,000 people marched on the streets of New York City this past Saturday, December 13, to protest the two recent grand jury decisions—in Ferguson, Missouri, and in New York City—not to indict the police officers […]

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On Celings Made of Glass

The following piece is from Medium. It was written by Shonda Rhimes. By: Shonda Rhimes Shonda Rhimes at THR’s Power Woman Breakfast 2014 When my publicist called to tell me that I was receiving this honor, I screwed up my face and I said, “Are you sure? Me?” And he said, “Yes.” And I said, […]

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Latinos & Police Abuse

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The following piece is from Univision. It was written by David R. Ayón. By: David R. Ayón Unfortunately missing from the raging national debate over recurrent police killings of African American men and boys — defined as an issue pitting blacks against whites — is the question of where other minority groups stand. This omission is particularly […]

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Eric Garner Said ‘I Can’t Breathe’ 11 Times — Now Activists Are Making 11 Demands In His Name

The following piece is from Huffington Post. It was written by Christopher Mathias.  By: Christopher Mathias It’s been more than a week since a Staten Island grand jury decided not to indict a New York City police officer in the death of Eric Garner, and protesters have taken to the streets each night since then, staging “die-ins” […]

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Bill Cosby Drugged Me. This Is My Story.

The following piece is from Vanity Fair. It was written by Beverly Johnson. By: Beverly Johnson Like most Americans, I spent the 60s, 70s, and part of the 80s in awe of Bill Cosby and his total domination of popular culture. He was the first African American to star in a dramatic television series, I Spy, […]

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Study: KKK Played a Serious Role In Garnering White Southern Support for Republican Party

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The following piece is from Atlanta Black Star. It was written by Taylor Gordon. By: Taylor Gordon The Ku Klux Klan may be largely responsible for the history of white voters in the deep South showing unwavering support for the Republican Party, a new study has revealed.

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Ferguson protesters named as runner-up for TIME’s ‘Person of the Year’ award

The following piece is from TIME. It was written by Alex Altman. By: Alex Altman At the beginning, they just wanted to pay tribute. Neighbors stood on cracked sidewalks behind yellow police tape, watching the dead teen’s body bake for hours in the summer heat. They tried to scrub his blood from the pavement with […]

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