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Petition calls for firing of NYPD cop who fatally wounded Eric Garner

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A Change.org petition is demanding that the NYPD police officer who fatally wounded 43-year-old Eric Garner be relieved of his duties. The petition, created by A.J. Walton, says that Officer Daniel Pantaleo is unfit to work. 

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Chicago activists launch second day of protests in response to Eric Garner decision

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Demonstrators in Chicago are prepping for a second day of protests after shutting down Lake Shore Drive on Thursday in response to a group of New York grand jurors dismissing charges against the officer who fatally choked Eric Garner. 

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Report: whites claim 69% of government benefits

While whites make up just 42 percent of the U.S. population, they claim 69 percent of government benefits. But if you pay attention to conservative-run media outlets, it would appear that people of color benefit the most from government programs. 

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Black Immigration Network responds to President Obama’s immigration relief announcement

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In response to years of mass mobilizing for immigrant rights in the face of harsh and restrictive enforcement policies, President Obama announced several executive actions that provide relief for an estimated 4 million of more than 11 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. In response to the recent announcement, The Black Immigration Network has released […]

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St. Louis mayor: ‘National Guard will play limited role’

The mayor of St. Louis said that he supported Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s decision to send the state’s National Guard to his city in preparation for the grand jury’s decision on whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson. Mayor Francis G. Slay also stated that troops operating within the city would have a secondary role in […]

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Civil rights activist says America looks a lot like it did 54 years ago

Civil rights pioneer Ruby Bridges says the country today looks a lot like it did 54 years ago. She says the country is a nation with segregated schools and racial tension. 

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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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Report: poor black women evicted as much as black men are incarcerated

According to a recent report released by the MacArthur Foundation, poor black women are evicted as much as black men are incarcerated. The study also found that for various reasons, low-income women are evicted at much higher rates than men. 

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Report: blacks in Minneapolis 11 times more likely to be arrested

According to a report released by the American Civil Liberties Union, blacks are 11 times more likely to be arrested for low-level non-violent offenses in Minneapolis than their white counterparts. The data released covers white and black arrest rates for four low-level non-violent offenses: disorderly conduct, marijuana possession, vagrancy and juvenile curfew violations/loitering. 

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Low-income students get a little help with college loans

The Department of Education announced changes to its Federal Direct PLUS Loan Program last week. The Department says the rule will help more students and families pay for college, and ensure that they have the proper tools and resources to make sound decisions about financing their education. 

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