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Ferguson protesters to head to Cleveland, demand justice for Tamir Rice

Residents of Ferguson, Missouri who have been actively protesting against police brutality will take their activism to Cleveland on Saturday. The protesters will stand together to demand justice for Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black child who was gunned down by police less than three seconds after they arrived on the scene.

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Video: Samuel L. Jackson challenges celebrities to stand up to police brutality

Over the summer, celebrities participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness of the deadly illness known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Now, actor Samuel L. Jackson is calling on those same celebrities to speak out against another worthy cause: police brutality. 

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Supreme court to hear juvenile cases involving sentencing without parole

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The U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will decide whether hundreds of juvenile offenders sentenced to life in prison without parole deserve a chance to be resentenced. 

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Autopsy: Tamir Rice death ruled a homicide

The death of a 12-year-old Cleveland boy who was fatally wounded by a police officer as he played in a park has been ruled a homicide.

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Lawmakers, staff stage Capitol walk-out in solidarity with protesters

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More than one hundred black congressional staffers and several black lawmakers staged a walkout at the Capitol Thursday afternoon, executing a silent protest in solidarity over the recent killing involving Eric Garner and Mike Brown. 

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Medical school students hold ‘die-in’ to shed light on biases in health care

Medical students from more than 70 U.S. schools organized a die-in Wednesday in support of the nationwide protests condemning a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer who killed an unarmed black teen in Ferguson, Missouri. Participants say the same structural racial that is present in police brutality against blacks manifests itself in the […]

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Relatives of Tamir Rice demand conviction of cop who murdered him

The mother of a 12-year-old boy who was fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer less than 3 seconds after pulling up to the young man is demanding that the officer be charged. Tamir Rice died as he played in a park last month. 

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Video: BYP100′s Jessica Pierce talks activism, youth-led movements

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BYP100 member and national co-chair Jessica Pierce recently appeared on PBS with a couple of other young activists. Pierce, who has been involved in activism since her days at University of California at Santa Cruz, talked the importance of youth-led protests, and why she insist of being part of them.

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Police officer who killed Tamir Rice was found unfit to work in 2012

A Cleveland police officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old boy who had a BB gun in his hand last month resigned from a smaller police department in 2012 after being found unfit for duty. Tim Loehmann was found the be “distracted” and “Weepy” during his firearm qualification session, according to records released from his brief […]

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Ferguson activists meet with President, demand an end to police brutality

Ferguson, Missouri activists met with President Barack Obama Monday to demand that officials put an end to police brutality in the nation. It has been one week since a St. Louis County grand jury failed to indict Officer Darren Wilson for fatally shooting 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9. The unarmed teenager was shot six […]

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