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We Don’t Just Need Nicer Cops. We Need Fewer Cops.

The following piece is from The Nation. It was written by Alex S. Vitale. By: Alex S. Vitale Protests against the recent police killings of unarmed black men and boys—Eric Garner and Akai Gurley in New York, Michael Brown in Ferguson, John Crawford and 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Ohio—have put the policing of communities of color […]

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More CPS grads are getting college diplomas, though racial gaps persist

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The following piece is from Catalyst Chicago. It was written by Melissa Sanchez. By: Melissa Sanchez Back in 2006, Chicago researchers released a startling report on the post-secondary success of CPS students. The study ultimately concluded that just eight of every 100 high school freshmen would end up getting a college degree. The numbers were […]

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Unarmed People of Color Killed by Police, 1999-2014

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The following piece is from Gawker. It was written by Rich Juzwiak and Aleksander Chan. By: Rich Juzwiak and Aleksander Chan On Wednesday, after the announcement that NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo would not be indicted for killing Eric Garner, the NAACP’s Legal Defense Fund Twitter posted a series of tweets naming 76 men and women who were killed […]

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Clemson University Doesn’t Care about Black People #ClemsonCripmas

The following piece is from Daily Kos. It was written by AyDeeTheGreat. By: AyDeeTheGreat Clemson University doesn’t care about Black students. It doesn’t seem to care much for any of its students who represent diverse communities on campus. I’d go even further and say the institution is not so much concerned with students at all […]

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You Probably Shouldn’t Go See Ridley Scott’s Pretty Racist ‘Exodus’ Movie

The following piece is from Medium. It was written by David Dennis Jr. By: David Dennis Jr. Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods And Kings movie is racist as shit. And it’s disgusting, lazy and a movie that people shouldn’t still be making in 2014. Wait. Let me backtrack.

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Killings by police a horrific pattern in black community

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The following piece is from the Boston Globe. It was written by Akilah Johnson and Peter Schworm. By: Akilah Johnson and Peter Schworm It feels like a one-two punch for many in Boston’s black community. First, a grand jury in Missouri declined to indict a police officer for shooting to death an unarmed black teen. […]

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The Silence of the ‘Black’ White Musicians

The following piece is from the Huffington Post. It was written by Malek Mouzon. By: Malek Mouzon I hope that by the time this article posts it no longer applies. But as of its writing, the following is a small list of musicians who have yet to make a public statement or acknowledgement of Michael […]

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White America’s scary delusion: Why its sense of black humanity is so skewed

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The following piece is from Salon. It was written by Brittney Cooper. By: Brittney Cooper The failure of a St. Louis county grand jury to indict Darren Wilson, the former police officer who killed Michael Brown, created a maelstrom of protests last week.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates: ‘Fatalism Is Not an Option’

The following piece is from Vanity Fair. It was written by Kia Makarechi. By: Kia Makarechi Protesters in cities across the United States took to the streets Wednesday night to voice their outrage at a grand jury’s decision to not return an indictment for the New York Police Department officer who chocked Eric Garner to death.

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Dear white people

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The following piece is from STL American. It was written by Jamala Rogers. By: Jamala Rogers This communique is not for the white trolls who lurk in the social media shadows, throwing racist, anonymous potshots, or the white people who’ve been publicly expressing that African Americans are savages who deserve to be shot down in the […]

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