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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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#STLDispatch: ‘We Have to Fight Back’

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

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

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The Ferguson ‘Weekend of Resistance': A Lesson in the Complexity of Movements

Depending on who you ask about the success or effectiveness of the "weekend of resistance" in Ferguson, Missouri, October 10-13, you’ll get very different responses.

Depending on who you ask about the success or effectiveness of the “weekend of resistance” in Ferguson, Missouri, October 10-13, you’ll get very different responses.

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In the Wake of Michael Brown’s Death, a Weekend of Resistance in Ferguson

Community members and activists over the next month are gathering once again to demand justice for Brown, the victims of police violence nationwide, and the subsequent police crackdown on residents in Ferguson, Missouri.

Community members and activists over the next month are gathering once again to demand justice for Brown, the victims of police violence nationwide, and the subsequent police crackdown on residents in Ferguson, Missouri.

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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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Supreme Court Blocks Wisconsin Republicans’ Voter ID Law

In an order issued Thursday night the Roberts Court ruled Wisconsin officials could not enforce voter identification requirements in the November general election.

In an order issued Thursday night the Roberts Court ruled Wisconsin officials could not enforce voter identification requirements in the November general election.

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Supreme Court Weighs Intervening in Texas Clinic Closure Fight

Attorneys for the State of Texas told the Roberts Court that closing all but eight clinics in the state is an "inconvenience" but not an undue burden on abortion rights.

Attorneys for the State of Texas told the Roberts Court that closing all but eight clinics in the state is an “inconvenience” but not an undue burden on abortion rights.

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Advocates Urge Justice Department to Renounce the Criminalization of Pregnancy

A letter sent by 48 reproductive justice, drug policy reform, women's rights, and civil liberties organizations, called on Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice to renounce a policy of enhancing a criminal sentence for crimes committed while pregnant.

A letter sent by 48 reproductive justice, drug policy reform, women’s rights, and civil liberties organizations called on Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice to renounce a policy of enhancing a criminal sentence for crimes committed while pregnant.

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When It Comes to Police Brutality, Seeing Isn’t Always Believing

A recent police shooting in South Carolina illustrates the importance of video when it comes to issues of race and policing. It also reminds us of the complications inherent in crime-related imagery—especially regarding how much people only see what they want to believe.

A recent police shooting in South Carolina illustrates the importance of video when it comes to issues of race and policing. It also reminds us, however, that video alone is not enough to overcome or combat the violence resulting from implicit bias.

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Supreme Court Lets North Carolina Voting Restrictions Take Effect

In an order released early Saturday morning, a majority of the justices refused to reinstate a lower court ruling that blocked the law from being enforced in the November election.

An order issued Wednesday lifts an appeals court order blocking several portions of a 2013 North Carolina law designed to make voting harder in the state.

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