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Officers appear in video with weapons drawn as they guard Talib Kweli, Ferguson protesters

  Famed recording artist Talib Kweli is on the ground with thousands of protesters in Ferguson, Missouri who are calling for justice for slain teen Michael Brown. The 18-year-old black unarmed youth was gunned down on Aug. 9 by police officer Darren Wilson. Kweli alleges police are the real agitators behind the tense protests occurring […]

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Possible charges: CHP police officer who beat defenseless woman on highway removed from duty

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The California Highway Patrol officer who was videotaped punching a woman on the 10 Freeway has been relieved of his duties. Officer Daniel Andrew could face “potentially serious charges.” 

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‘Hercules’ actor Kevin Sorbo calls Ferguson protesters ‘animals,’ issues apology

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“Hercules” actor Kevin Sorbo apologized for an offensive rant he posted on his Facebook page that referred to black protesters in Ferguson, Missouri as “animals” and “losers.” 

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Video: Hip Hop artist/activist Talib Kweli stands up against biased media coverage of Ferguson protesters

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Rapper/activist Talib Kweli is one of the few celebrities who traveled to Ferguson, Missouri to be at the forefront of the movement for justice after the death of Michael Brown. He recently spoke to CNN’s Don Lemon, and things got pretty heated. 

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BYP100′s Malcolm London and Asha Rosa talk Ferguson, activism with NPR

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Two members of The Black Youth Project 100′s (BYP100) Chicago Chapter spoke with NPR’s Frederica Boswell about how the events in Ferguson moved them, and what they hope might come from this historical moment. 

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Guest Post

Two leaders, different styles

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The following post was published in the New York Times. It was written by Peter Baker and Matt Apuzzo.  By:  Peter Baker and Matt Apuzzo The two men in open-collar shirts sat facing each other, papers and a BlackBerry strewn on a coffee table, sober looks on both their faces. One leaned forward, gesturing with his […]

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It’s bigger than Ferguson, a white cop kills a black person nearly twice a week in America

The following post was written by Jameson Parker. It originally appears on Addicting Info. By: Jameson Parker The fatal police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old black man by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, is certainly egregious overstep of police force, but not necessarily out of the ordinary. Sadly, it’s a scenario that is […]

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In Ezell Ford shooting death, protesters continue to demand answers

Hundreds of protesters rallied outside of the Los Angeles Police Department’s headquarters over the death of an unarmed man fatally shot by police last week. Ezell Ford, 25, was killed during a confrontation with police on Aug. 11. Demonstrators called for a complete investigation into his death. 

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P. Diddy calls out President Obama on Ferguson

  Hip-hop superstar/business mogul P. Diddy has called out President Obama after he addressed the state of Ferguson, Missouri in two separate conferences. Diddy’s call comes amid criticism from many that President Obama’s remarks aren’t enough. 

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The price of blackness in America

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The following post originally appears on Gawker. It was written by Lanre Akinsiku. By: Lanre Akinsiku In undergrad, I drove a ’92 Ford Taurus that just hulked, tank-like, up and down the streets of Berkeley. The thing was conspicuous, an ocean liner. I was pulled over all the time, once or twice a week at one point. Often […]

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