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Activists Protest Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch gave an extensive statement Monday night describing the entire investigation and grand jury process, before revealing that the grand jury had not returned an indictment.

Activists and citizens in Ferguson, Missouri, and around the country gathered in the streets Monday night to protest the killing of unarmed Black teenager Michael Brown by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer.

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Jay Smooth’s Guide to the ‘That Sounds Racist’ Conversation

You may find yourself in race-related conversations this Thanksgiving, between Ferguson, Obama’s immigration plan, and the Bill Cosby sexual assault allegations that have resurfaced—that is, if you can make it out from under your blankets (why would you want to?). Luckily, there are guides, like this one from Jay Smooth, that will help you when a family member decides to say something that’s just unacceptable.

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‘We Still Don’t Have Justice’: An Open Letter From Ferguson Protesters and Supporters

"For 108 days, we have continuously been admonished that we should 'let the system work,' and wait to see what the results are," protesters and supporters in Ferguson explain in their open letter. "The results are in. And we still don’t have justice."

“For 108 days, we have continuously been admonished that we should ‘let the system work,’ and wait to see what the results are,” protesters and supporters in Ferguson explain in their open letter. “The results are in. And we still don’t have justice.”

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On Black Fatherhood

Often what is lost in discussions about the so-called crisis of Black fatherhood is the “centuries-old tradition of communal parenting,” explains Colorlines in the latest chapter of its series on Black men, entitled Life Cycles of Inequity.

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Advancing Reproductive Justice for Black Women and Women of Color in Cleveland

Recent efforts by reproductive justice organizations in Cleveland, including New Voices Cleveland, show that women will not stand idly by and watch their rights be taken away or have others—be it mainstream media outlets, anti-choice organizations, or anti-woman politicians—dictate their health and safety needs through racist billboard campaigns.

Recent efforts by reproductive justice organizations in Cleveland, including New Voices Cleveland, show that women will not stand idly by and watch their rights be taken away or have others—be it mainstream media outlets, anti-choice organizations, or anti-woman politicians—dictate their health and safety needs through racist billboard campaigns.

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Just How Much Did Obama’s Delay on Immigration Reform Hurt Democrats?

As the dust begins to settle from the midterms, analysts are offering a first glimpse into how severely President Obama's hesitation—along with other missteps by Democrats—affected Latinos’ voting behavior.

As the dust begins to settle from the midterms, analysts are offering a first glimpse into how severely President Obama’s hesitation—along with other missteps by Democrats—affected Latinos’ voting behavior.

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#STLDispatch: ‘This Is the People’s Government’

More tweets on the "weekend of resistance" in Ferguson, Missouri, October 10-13.

More tweets on the “weekend of resistance” in Ferguson, Missouri, October 10-13.

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#NoJusticeNoFootball: St. Louis Activists Protest at Monday Night Game

During the Rams vs. 49ers game in St. Louis on Monday night, activists and members of the community protested outside and inside the arena as part of the Ferguson "weekend of resistance."

During the Rams vs. 49ers game in St. Louis on Monday night, activists and members of the community protested outside and inside the arena as part of the Ferguson “weekend of resistance.” Despite some drunk fans verbally and physically assaulting protesters, organizers maintained a calm rarely mentioned in media reports.

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Police Arrest Faith Leaders at Ferguson Rally (Updated)

On the final day billed as part of Ferguson's "weekend of resistance," Dr. Cornel West was put in handcuffs outside of the Ferguson Police Department.

On the final day billed as part of Ferguson’s “weekend of resistance,” Dr. Cornel West was put in handcuffs outside of the Ferguson Police Department.

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Black Children Need Safe and Healthy Environments, Not Lawsuits About Sperm Donors

Jennifer Cramblett and her partner are suing a sperm bank, citing unexpected emotional and financial distress, after they were given the wrong sperm and their daughter was born Black.

Two women are suing a sperm bank, citing unexpected emotional and financial distress, after they were given the wrong sperm and their daughter was born Black. But society owes all women of Black and brown children reparations for sustaining a reality in which their parenthood is inextricably linked to dealing with extraneous emotional distress.

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