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Justice Department Sues City of Ferguson Over Unconstitutional Policing

Wednesday’s civil rights lawsuit, filed in the District Court of Eastern Missouri, comes a year and a half after Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed an 18-year-old unarmed Black teenager, Michael Brown.

Wednesday’s civil rights lawsuit, filed in the District Court of Eastern Missouri, comes a year and a half after Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed an 18-year-old unarmed Black teenager, Michael Brown.

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Advocates Reaffirm Shared Roots of Black Lives Matter, Reproductive Justice Movements

The Trust Black Women Partnership, a collective of Black women-led organizations and advocates, released a solidarity statement with Black Lives Matter on Tuesday, reaffirming the shared roots of struggles for Black self-determination and bodily autonomy.

The Trust Black Women Partnership, a collective of Black women-led organizations and advocates, released a solidarity statement with Black Lives Matter on Tuesday, reaffirming the shared roots of struggles for Black self-determination and bodily autonomy.

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Daniel Holtzclaw Gets 263 Years, Advocates Insist ‘It’s Not Over’

Thursday’s hearing saw journalists, residents and activists fill the courtroom and spill out into the corridors of the courthouse, while Twitter lit up with more than 15,000 tweets using the hashtag #DanielHoltzclaw.

Thursday’s hearing saw journalists, residents, and activists fill the courtroom and spill out into the corridors of the courthouse, while Twitter lit up with more than 15,000 tweets using the hashtag #DanielHoltzclaw.

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Black Activists Turn to Twitter to #ReclaimMLK

The social media event happened just hours after protesters interrupted a breakfast event hosted by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in honor of the late civil rights leader.

The social media event happened just hours after protesters interrupted a breakfast event hosted by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in honor of the late civil rights leader.

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For First Time Since 9/11, NYPD Agrees to Rein in Surveillance of Muslim Communities

Advocates and activists are cautiously optimistic that such practices will no longer be a matter of routine.

Advocates and activists are cautiously optimistic that such practices will no longer be a matter of routine.

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For Black Women’s Lives to Matter, Legislators Must Halt Attacks on Our Bodily Autonomy

All lives do not matter to politicians like Rep. Mike Moon (R-MO) and Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) because the very real issues that we deal with every day are only spoken of when they want to vilify Black mothers and families or try to use us to push their agenda.

All lives do not matter to politicians like Rep. Mike Moon (R-MO) and Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) because the very real issues that we deal with every day are only spoken of when they want to vilify Black mothers and families or try to use us to push their agenda.

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The Biggest Justice Movements of 2015

If we learned anything in 2015, it was that activists of all ages and backgrounds are up for the challenges that lie ahead.

If we learned anything in 2015, it was that activists of all ages and backgrounds are up for the challenges that lie ahead.

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The Justice Black Women Seek Will Not Be Found in the Courtroom

It is with a heavy heart that I celebrate the Holtzclaw verdict—not just because I struggle with the relentless focus on carceral solutions, but also because the effects of the trial are far from over.

It is with a heavy heart that I celebrate the Holtzclaw verdict—not just because I struggle with the relentless focus on carceral solutions, but also because the effects of the trial are far from over.

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Hearing Reignites Calls of ‘Justice for Sandra Bland’

Judge David Hittner announced at the hearing that the trial would start on January 23, 2017, for a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old woman who died in police custody under controversial circumstances this past summer.

Judge David Hittner announced at the hearing that the trial would start on January 23, 2017, for a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old woman who died in police custody under controversial circumstances this past summer.

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Justice Department Addresses Systemic Gender Bias in Police Responses to Assault Complaints

The Department of Justice on December 15 took steps toward preventing gender bias in police responses to sexual assault and domestic violence with a 26-page guidance document.

The Department of Justice on December 15 took steps toward preventing gender bias in police responses to sexual assault and domestic violence with a 26-page guidance document.

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