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Police in St. Louis admit to beating wrong black man

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Joseph Swink was returning home from an internship when he became caught in the middle of a high-speed chase.

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‘Because White Men Can’t Police Their Imagination, Black Men Are Dying’

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Claudia Rankine’s preeminent book on race in America, ‘Citizen’, has been given a chilling update. What used to be blank spaces now hold the names of black men killed by the police.

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Tanisha Anderson’s Death Ruled a Homicide

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The death of Tanisha Anderson, the 37-year-old woman killed by Cleveland police, has been ruled a homicide. The Northeast Ohio Media Group reports that the official report from the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s office, states that “sudden death associated with physical restraint in a prone position.” A representative from the office noted that Anderson’s heart […]

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#Black Brunch: Disrupting White Spaces

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From Oakland to New York, young protesters are taking it to brunch. Over the weekend, protesters entered popular eateries in New York and Oakland and called out the names of those killed by police violence. According to the Washington Post, more than thirty participants filled the restaurants. The disruptions lasted for four-and-a-half minutes to represent […]

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Head of state for Iran tweets support for #BlackLivesMatter movement

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Iran’s head of state Ayatollah Ali Khamenei reportedly tweeted his support of the #BlackLivesMatter protests that have denounced the recent police killings of black people in America. A series of tweets came from Khamenei’s account that made clear references to the ongoing movement in the U.S. in an effort to call attention to the racial […]

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Tennessee police chief pins letter in defense of protesters

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A Nashville police chief is garnering praise after pinning a letter in support of protesters calling for an end to police brutality. Steve Anderson posted the below message originally on the Metro Government of Nashville & Davidson County website on Friday. 

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Peaceful protests follow latest police shooting in Missouri

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Protests continued in Berkeley, Mo. following the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white police officer earlier this week. According to reports, the protests have been peaceful. 

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Activists call out Black celebrities for being silent about Ferguson, police brutality

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Activists in Ferguson are calling out Black celebrities who have opted not to comment on the recent incidents of police brutality throughout to country.

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Justice Department to review Dontra Hamilton death

The family of a mentally ill black Milwaukee man who was fatally shot by a white police officer in April said Tuesday they are hopeful the officer will be charged after the Justice Department announced it will review the case for civil rights violations.  Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm said Monday that his office […]

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NYC Mayor: ‘no protests until after officers’ funerals’

On Monday, New York’s mayor called for protests and political debate to pause until after funerals are held for two officers shot and killed inside their patrol car on Saturday by a man vowing revenge for the deaths of black men at the hands of police. 

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