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‘On this side of town they harass you’: the Baton Rouge where Alton Sterling died

By Jesse Hardman While most people are finishing up their work week, 47-year-old Terrell Griffin and his 19-year-old nephew Xavier Coleman are still working hard on the north side of Florida Boulevard in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. They are selling CDs, … Continue reading

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America can’t heal until Jim Crow finally dies

by Antonio Moore The deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, while tragic, were markers of larger problems in America. Their murders were signals of a contorted reality shedding light to the economic pillars that so much of white privilege … Continue reading

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Baton Rouge Mayor Is No-Show at Alton Sterling’s Funeral

By Zack Kopplin Mayor Kip Holden didn’t attend Alton Sterling’s funeral on Friday, continuing his track record of being a no-show throughout the biggest thing to hit his city in years. Strangely, the mayor’s staff said that no one currently … Continue reading

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