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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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Black Death in the Era of Ferguson

The following piece is from EBONY. It was written by Jamilah Lemieux. By: Jamilah Lemieux  What do you do when you’re born bad? If you are a problem for simply living and breathing, then what exactly are you to do with your life? And how do you survive when you and your people are as convinced […]

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Ferguson isn’t about black rage against cops. It’s white rage against progress.

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The following piece is from Washington Post. It was written by Carol Anderson. By: Carol Anderson When we look back on what happened in Ferguson, Mo., during the summer of 2014, it will be easy to think of it as yet one more episode of black rage ignited by yet another police killing of an unarmed […]

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Immigration Reform Is a Black Thing, Too

The following piece is from The Root. It was written by Opal Tometi. By: Opal Tometi The administrative relief measures that President Barack Obama announced Thursday will benefit an estimated 4 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States. This long-awaited measure came several months after the president promised to take executive action in the absence of […]

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