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Tracking the Events in the Wake of Michael Brown’s Shooting

The following piece is from The New York Times. It was compiled by New York Times Staff. By: New York Times Staff Michael Brown Is Shot Michael Brown, 18, is shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. According to reports, Mr. Brown was walking down the middle of Canfield Drive with a […]

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Why Obama needs Loretta Lynch

The following piece is from EBONY. It was written by Jason Johnson. By: Jason Johnson Mario Puzzo’s generation-spanning opus provides a great allegory for considering the selection of a US Attorney General.  In the Godfather films, the consigliere is the mob family lawyer-they handle the dirty business, the laws, the cops, the judges to keep the family clean, and […]

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Waiting for the Grand Jury’s Ruling: Tension Simmers After a Police Shooting

The following post is from The New York Times.  By: New York Times Staff A grand jury decision is expected soon on whether to indict the police officer who shot an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., last August, inciting days of sometimes violent protest and putting the St. Louis suburb at the center of […]

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Missing Black Women Are Usually Ignored Until They’re Proven Worthy

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The following piece is from The Root. It was written by Kali Gross. By: Kali Gross Your Take: With thousands of black women missing under suspicious circumstances, the recovery of a kidnapped Philadelphia is reason for celebration, but does it take a ‘good’ black victim to deserve such attention?

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I taught my black kids that their elite upbringing would protect them from discrimination. I was wrong.

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The following piece is from the Washington Post. It was written by Lawrence Otis Graham. By: Lawrence Otis Graham I knew the day would come, but I didn’t know how it would happen, where I would be, or how I would respond. It is the moment that every black parent fears: the day their child is […]

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Cari Champion, Artie Lange, and the price of being a black woman in public

The following post is from Feministing. It was written by Mychal Denzel Smith. By: Mychal Denzel Smith While the country was voting, or trying to convince people to vote, or wondering if Lil’ Jon would make it to Georgia in order to vote, or debating Lena Dunham, comedian Artie Lange was being a racist, sexist […]

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Young HBCU Alumni Are Changing the Face of Philanthropy

The following piece is from BET. It was written by Natelege Whaley. By: Natelege Whaley The organizers behind the Puissance Scholarship are encouraging their peers to give back to their respective university and college endowments through memorable social gatherings and community service, while inspiring high school students in the New York area to seek higher education at […]

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National Assata Shakur Liberation Day: Activism Undeterred

The following piece is from Praxis. It was written by Dara Cooper. By: Dara Cooper This past November 2nd was the 35th anniversary of a day celebrated by many as Assata Shakur Liberation Day. It is the day former Black Panther Assata Shakur was liberated from a maximum-security prison, a day many acknowledge as a celebration of […]

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What White Privilege Really Means

The following piece is from The New York Times. It was written by George Yancy and Naomi Zack. By: George Yancy and Naomi Zack This is the first in a series of interviews with philosophers on race that I am conducting for The Stone. This week’s conversation is with Naomi Zack, a professor of philosophy at the University […]

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Were Ferguson Voters Asked to Show IDs That Missouri Law Doesn’t Require?

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  The following piece is from New Republic. It was written by Rebecca Leber. By: Rebecca Leber Voters reported some problems casting ballots Tuesday in Ferguson, Missouri, the city that has come to symbolize racial tensions in this country after an officer killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown in August.

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