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How Conservatives and Liberals Misappropriate #BlackLivesMatter

Both liberal and conservative appropriations of the #BlackLivesMatter movement contribute to the continuing oppression and silencing of Black activists, especially Black women.

Both liberal and conservative appropriations of the #BlackLivesMatter movement contribute to the continuing oppression and silencing of Black activists, especially Black women.

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Echoing Ida’s Alicia Walters on the Experiences of Being Black in the United States

Echoing Ida founder Alicia Walters speaks with CNN’s Don Lemon and human behavior analyst Dr. Wendy Walsh about Rachel Dolezal’s racial identity and explains why “having the right hairstyle and knowing [Black] history…does not make you Black in this country.”

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The Criminalization of Black Youth: Responses to Police Violence in McKinney

Whether we are being charged for cheering at a graduation or treated like delinquents for attending a pool party, this week has been a reminder that Black people are still criminalized for being human.

Whether we are being charged for cheering at a graduation or treated like delinquents for attending a pool party, this week has been a reminder that Black people are still criminalized for being human.

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Baltimore, Detroit ‘Criminalizing’ Low-Income People, Shutting Off Their Water

Baltimore's water shutoff crackdown focuses on households, while businesses, government offices, and nonprofits accounted for the vast majority of the unpaid water fees.

Baltimore’s water shutoff crackdown focuses on households, while businesses, government offices, and nonprofits accounted for the vast majority of the unpaid water fees.

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Report: Austin Is ‘Family Friendly’ for Whites, Not Communities of Color

Austin ranks high on lists of "family-friendly" American cities, but according a new report, its "family-friendly" benefits are primarily enjoyed by white Austinites—a group which makes up the minority of total Austin residents.

Austin ranks high on lists of “family-friendly” American cities, but according a new report, its “family-friendly” benefits are primarily enjoyed by white Austinites—a group which makes up the minority of total Austin residents.

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The Quality of Black Lives Matters Too

A woman at Union Square in New York City in late April, where an event was held in support of the Baltimore Uprising following the death of Freddie Gray.

#BlackSpring is here: the uprisings happening in cities nationwide as part of a collective fight for racial justice in all areas of Black lives.

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Poet Clint Smith on Raising Black Children in the United States

In his TED Talk, Clint Smith talks about the rules his parents set, which effectively stripped away parts of his childhood, “just so that I could come home at night.”

 

 

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Black Men Are Tired of Being Stereotyped

As this video demonstrates, racial equality includes seeing people as who they are, not what they look like.

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The Department of Justice Findings Were Not ‘Shocking’ to People in Ferguson

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced the release of the Department of Justice's reports at a news conference on Wednesday.

The law enforcement system has been constructed to treat us like sub-human suspects. For some people this comes as a surprise. For others, it is simply reality.

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#BecauseofThemWeCan: Young Girls Recite Maya Angelou’s ‘Phenomenal Woman’

As part of a joint project between the Because of Them, We Can initiative and Nickelodeon, in which kids portray distinguished African Americans, young girls in this video pay tribute to poet Maya Angelou.

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