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A Week of Protest and Police Violence

Murders by police and violent attacks on peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters snatched national headlines over the Thanksgiving holiday in a media storm that continues this week.

Murders by police and violent attacks on peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters snatched national headlines over the Thanksgiving holiday in a media storm that continues this week.

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Student Movement Against Racism Forces University President to Resign

A student movement involving a hunger strike and an athletic boycott has forced Timothy Wolfe, president of the University of Missouri, to resign his post.

A student movement involving a hunger strike and an athletic boycott has forced Timothy Wolfe, president of the University of Missouri, to resign his post.

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Campaign Week in Review: Mike Huckabee Pushes ‘Personhood’ to Outlaw Abortion

Ben Carson proposed transgender people get their own bathrooms, Mike Huckabee advocated for “personhood” laws, and Hillary Clinton met with families who lost children to police violence.

Ben Carson proposed transgender people get their own bathrooms, Mike Huckabee advocated for “personhood” laws, and Hillary Clinton met with families who lost children to police violence.

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Ferguson Commission Offers ‘Path’ to Address Police Violence

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon speaking to the media following the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Law enforcement should “minimize use of militarized weaponry” to prevent the civil unrest that occurred in the wake of the death of Michael Brown, according to a report issued Monday by the 16-member commission appointed by Gov. Jay Nixon (D).

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Celebrating Baltimore and Black Ebullience

A marching band playing at Artscape 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland, held last month.

The plight of the Black community, in Baltimore and elsewhere, should not overshadow the vibrancy and resilience of Black people.

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One Year Later: Reflections on the Ferguson Uprising

This weekend I won’t be enjoying a lazy summer day at home. I’ll be participating in United We Fight with thousands of people to uphold my commitment to this movement for Black lives. It’s been a year since the Ferguson Uprising, and I’m woke.

This weekend I won’t be enjoying a lazy summer day at home. I’ll be participating in United We Fight with thousands of people to uphold my commitment to this movement for Black lives. It’s been a year since the Ferguson Uprising, and I’m woke.

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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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Justice Department Finds Widespread Discrimination in Ferguson, But Will Not Bring Charges Against Michael Brown’s Killer

The Department of Justice announced Wednesday the findings of its two civil rights investigations related to the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, last August.

The Department of Justice announced Wednesday the findings of its two civil rights investigations related to the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri last August.

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Missouri Lawmakers: Police Reforms Needed in Wake of Michael Brown’s Killing

The Missouri General Assembly began the 2015 legislative session Wednesday with a focus on state laws and policies related to the killing of unarmed Black teenager Michael Brown, and the subsequent police crackdown last year in Ferguson.

The Missouri General Assembly began the 2015 legislative session Wednesday with a focus on state laws and policies related to the killing of unarmed Black teenager Michael Brown, and the subsequent police crackdown last year in Ferguson.

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Police Violence Is a Systemic Problem That Requires Systemic Solutions

Protest sign

There can be no reproductive justice when Black mothers fear for the lives of their sons; when Black families are deprived of caregivers, breadwinners, and parents; and when Black children cannot grow up in a society that values their lives and upholds their human dignity.

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