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You Want A Dialogue On Racism? These Black Teens Are Living It

The following piece is from Talking Points Memo. It was written by Seth Freed Wessler. By: Seth Freed Wessler It’s like we’re waiting to get punched in the face because of something we didn’t even do.”

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Let’s talk about ‘black on black’ crime

The following piece is from The Courier-Journal. It was written by Leonard Pitts. By: Leonard Pitts OK, fine. Let’s talk about “black on black” crime. That, after all, is where the conversation seems to inevitably turn whenever one seeks to engage a conservative on the American habit of shooting unarmed African-American boys and men. So […]

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Darren Wilson changed story after Ferguson aftermath

A Ferguson, Missouri police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen in August changed his story following the immediate aftermath of Mike Brown’s death, according to reports. 

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My Vassar College Faculty ID Makes Everything OK

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The follow piece is from Gawker. It was written by Kiese Laymon. The fourth time a Poughkeepsie police officer told me that my Vassar College Faculty ID could make everything OK was three years ago. I was driving down Hooker Avenue. When the white police officer, whose head was way too small for his neck, […]

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Did the Boycott Matter to Black Friday Retail Sales?

The following post is from The Root. It was written by Danielle C. Belton. By: Danielle C. Belton Getting in the black got a bit harder for some retailers this holiday season, thanks to everyone from the retailers themselves to nationwide protests related to Ferguson, Mo.

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Black, gay and shot dead in his own car…

The following piece is from The Guardian. It was written by Zach Stafford. By: Zach Stafford Can you hate part of yourself so much that you want to kill people like you? And is that a hate crime?

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“Black Friday” in Chicago—Black Lives Matter!

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The following piece is courtesy of Randy Phillips on behalf of revcom.us. By: Randy Phillips The day after Thanksgiving there were several protests called to turn Black Friday in Chicago into a day of protest demanding that “Black Lives Matter” and against the grand jury not indicting the cop who murdered Michael Brown.

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Why We Should Be Celebrating Willow Smith and Not Tearing Her Down

The following piece is from For Harriet. It was written by Felice León. By: Felice León Willow Smith is in a league of her own. She is a curious, creative, intelligent, rebellious, envelope-pushing teen. Physically, Smith is in the midst of that awkward stage we’ve all encountered. But mentally and spiritually, she has a level of […]

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The 14 Teens Killed by Cops Since Michael Brown

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The following piece is from The Daily Beast. It was written by Nina Strocholic. By: Nina Strocholic Since Ferguson, police have killed more than a dozen teenagers, half of them black. Some did nothing more than carry a BB gun.

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Why White People Need to Give Up on Discussing the N-Word

The following piece is from Clutch. It was written by Jouelzy. By: Jouelzy It is amusing that in 2014 so much polarizing discussion around race has been bubbling over in spurts as social media rallies, rages and questions as think-pieces and op-ed’s are delivered. Most recently the Washington Post had a front page interactive feature on the etymology […]

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