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Michelle Alexander – George E. Kent Lecture Series

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Plans for 50th Anniversary of MLK’s March on Washington Revamped After Zimmerman Acquittal

By Paul Lewis Plans to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech are being redrawn in the wake of an angry reaction over the decision to acquit George Zimmerman over the shooting of Trayvon … Continue reading

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Four Charts That Prove Obama’s Right About Being Black In America

By Annie-Rose Strasser On Friday, President Obama gave a personal, emotional speech about the killing on Trayvon Martin, in which he spoke extensively on the broader issue of race in the United States. Obama addressed the experiences of racial profiling that … Continue reading

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President Obama Remarks on Trayvon Martin Case

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Coping with Trayvon pain: 10 ways to heal your broken heart

By Terrie M. Williams With the senseless killing of Trayvon Martin, we once again find ourselves mourning a young Black spirit taken from us far too soon. As survivors, we are charged with honoring Martin and the countless others we’ve lost by standing … Continue reading

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The Enduring Rift

By Joshua DuBois By this point, all Americans know the facts. A teenager, Trayvon Martin, was pursued and killed. The shooter, George Zimmerman, was acquitted, his claim of self-defense validated by a jury. We have lined up to state our views about … Continue reading

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Why the Spying Scandal Is a Serious Racial Justice Issue

By Imara Jones Given the massive investment in national security after 9-11, recent news that the federal government is spying on hundreds of millions of people in the United States and around the world may not have come as a … Continue reading

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Hunger in America: Food Insecurity disproportionately affects African-Americans

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Donald Trump Says Blacks and Hispanics Cause Crime; Racist or Honest?

By Amy Elisa Keith Oh for real? Donald Trump is not holding back. Today, the Donald took to Twitter to express his views on crime in major cities and how it is directly related to African Americans and Latino-Americans. His goal … Continue reading

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