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In rare move, Jay Z releases public statement on policy changes in New York

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By Diamond 7:18 pm January 23, 2015 On Wednesday, Jay Z weighed in on New York Governor Cuomo’s initiative to improve police and community relations.

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All #BlackLivesMatter: The Death of Lamia Beard

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By Diamond 6:48 pm January 23, 2015 There are not many details known about Lamia Beard’s death. What is known, is that Beard is the latest transgender woman of color to fall victim to violence.

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Troop Oakland: Meet the Radical Brownies

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By Diamond 3:01 pm January 23, 2015 Believe that #BlackLivesMatter? There’s a badge for that. Oakland-based Radical Brownies are going above and beyond cookie sales.

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Watch: State of the Black Union

By Diamond 12:53 pm January 23, 2015 “On January 20, President Obama delivered his sixth State of the Union address in which he discussed a variety of social and economic concerns facing the country. However, when it came to the issues of racism and police violence – the issue facing Black people – the President […]

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Imminent Supreme Court ruling could make it easier to deny someone housing based on race

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By Diamond 12:46 pm January 23, 2015 The Supreme Court’s decision could make it easier for redlining to run rampant.

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Terrifying video shows police officer shooting an unarmed man with his hands up

By Diamond 10:56 am January 23, 2015 A police officer shot and killed Jerame Reid during a traffic stop Dec. 30, 2014, in Bridgeton, New Jersey. The recently released dash-cam video shows the entire incident.

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Black McDonald’s workers file civil rights lawsuit for firings

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By Diamond 7:49 pm January 22, 2015 Former workers in three McDonald’s locations in Northern Virginia, say that they were fired for being people of color. Some were told by management that they “need to get the ghetto out of the store.”

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What it’s like to lose your home to gentrification

By Diamond 3:02 pm January 22, 2015 This important video from Buzzfeed highlights the story of Kai, whose family was pushed out from their San Francisco neighborhood by gentrification.

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How do you ask someone about their race?

By Diamond 12:18 pm January 22, 2015 “Ever been asked, “So… what are you?” Here’s how to throw self-censorship out the window and open up a deeper conversation. And it might just lead you to re-examine why you are even asking the question in the first place.” — Amani Hayes – Messinger

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North Miami police will no longer use black men’s mug shots as target practice

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By Diamond 12:09 pm January 22, 2015 After receiving criticism, the North Miami Police Department has decided to change their sniper training.

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