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Activists hold silent protest at United Nations

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Activists, including members of BYP100, stood in silent protest as the United Stated defended its record before a UN anti-torture watchdog. On the second and final day of the UN Committee Against Torture’s review of the U.S., the young protesters flaunted UN protocol and stood up as America’s delegation talked about abuse by police in […]

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Grand jury testimony in Michael Brown slaying closed to finished

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The grand jury determining whether to charge a white Missouri police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen in August appears to be approaching a decision. A private pathologist hired by Michael Brown’s family was scheduled to testify on Thursday after the grand jury requested him to do so. 

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Ferguson police say no-fly zone imposed due to media

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The U.S. government allowed police in Ferguson, Missouri to restrict more than 37 square miles of airspace for nearly two weeks in August for safety reasons. But audio recordings show that local authorities wanted to keep news helicopters away instead. 

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Dream Defenders launch bulletproof vest campaign for kids in protest of Stand Your Ground laws

The Florida-based activist group Dream Defenders has launched a bulletproof vest campaign for children in protest of Stand Your Ground legislation in the state. The group, which formed shortly after the death of Trayvon Martin, has taken on causes largely related to gun violence. 

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West Virginia columnist fired after referring to Mike Brown as an ‘animal’

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A West Virginia columnist who’s been with the Charleston Daily Mail for more than 30 years, has been fired after referring to Michael Brown as an “animal.” Don Surber’s comments appeared on his personal blog post about the events happening in Ferguson, Missouri since Brown’s death on Aug. 9. 

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Substitute teacher accused of using racial slur against black students

A Chicago suburban substitute teacher is being accused of using a racial slur against a group of eighth graders. Four 13-year-old students at Jay Stream Middle School in Carol Stream say they were in social studies class last Wednesday when the teach approached them and called them “African-American.” What she said after that allegedly brought […]

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Jackie Robinson West makes front of Kellogg’s cereal box

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The members of Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West’s Little League team continue to make us proud. This time by appearing on the front of the Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes cereal box. 

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7 months later: search continues for missing 8-year-old D.C. girl

Volunteers gathered to resume a massive search for a missing 8-year-old D.C. girl this past weekend. Relisha Rudd was last seen on March 1, and has been missing for more than 7 months. 

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Marchers block Atlanta highway as they protest Mike Brown shooting death

Protesters stopped traffic on a busy Atlanta highway in response to the shooting death of 18-year-old Missouri teen Mike Brown Wednesday evening. Atlanta police spokesman Officer John Chafee said a number of protesters were present near Freedom Parkway’s Downtown Connector. 

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Police actions spark protests in Hammond

The Purdue University Calumet Social Justice Club, along with concerned citizens and other civil rights activists, protested the Hammond Police Department’s actions during a Sept. 24 traffic stop that has led to a civil lawsuit against the city and officers involved.

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