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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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Events

National Day of Protest against police brutality scheduled for October 22

The 19th annual Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression, and the Criminilization of a Generation will take place on Wednesday Oct. 22. The event will be hosted by the Stop Mass Incarceration Network, a building national movement to stop the injustice of mass incarceration and police brutality throughout the country. 

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After 17 years in prison, innocent man finally freed

Roger Logan is finally free after spending nearly 17 years behind bars for a murder he did not commit. Logan was convicted for killing Sherwin Gibbons in Bedford-Stuyvesant, but always maintained his innocence. 

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Obama Administration to expand clemency for drug offenders

As part of a new initiative, President Obama plans to dramatically increase the number of drug offenders he considers for clemency.  According to White House spokesman Jay Carney, the president has requested that the Justice Department set up a process to ensure that anyone who has a good case for commutation has their application evaluated.

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ACLU defends student who hung Confederate flag

The American Civil Liberties Union is defending a New Jersey student who was suspended for hanging a Confederate battle flag on his car in the school’s parking lot. Gregory Vied was suspended from Steinert High School after refusing to remove the flag. After a series of complaints, the school’s principal repeatedly asked Vied to take […]

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Pastors call for Angela Corey to offer original plea deal to Marissa Alexander

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Jacksonville area pastors are calling for Florida State Attorney Angela Corey to offer Marissa Alexander the same plea deal she rejected before she was convicted of three count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. 

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Man freed after spending over 25 years on death row

A man who spent nearly 26 years on death row in a Louisiana prison walked free Tuesday after a judge approved the state’s motion to vacate his murder conviction. Glenn Ford, 64, was convicted of murdering 56-year-old Isadore Rozeman, a Shreveport jeweler and watchmaker in 1983. 

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Man who served 11 years for crime he didn’t commit freed

A Los Angeles man is finally free after spending more than a decade in prison for a crime he did not commit. DeAndre Howard spent years fighting for his innocence after being convicted of murder. A federal judge finally granted him an appeal.

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Race Play: interracial couples use slavery as a means of intimacy

Interracial dating is controversial enough, but a few couples are “reclaiming” their right to date who they want by using “race play” as a form of intimacy. The practice brings racial epithets, submission and re-enactments of slavery to the bedroom.

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President Obama Will Speak at March on Washington Anniversary Ceremony

President Obama is slated to speak at the upcoming ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

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