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It’s dismally apparent that some black lives matter more than others

By Emma Dabiri Following the killings of unarmed men and boys such as Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, Eric Garner and Walter Scott, the United States is entering what’s being called a new civil rights movement, with activists ensuring that the … Continue reading

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In Baltimore we need protest in all its forms. Even joyful ones

By Steven W Thrasher View image | gettyimages.com Spots of joy are necessary and needed in the seemingly endless fight for justice. In Baltimore on Tuesday night, as the city reeled from how the death of Freddie Gray exposed the … Continue reading

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White supremacy takes the breath away from black Americans

By Steven W. Thrasher It’s hard for black Americans to catch our breath these days: from Michael Brown to Eric Garner to John Crawford to Tamir Rice to Walter Scott and now Eric Harris, we just keep getting the wind … Continue reading

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Rihanna – American Oxygen

  RiRi gives us a poignant song about our nation. It addresses immigration, civil rights, the Eric Garner murder, corporate greed, the hope of change in the “New America”, and much more. She hit this one out of the park! … Continue reading

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Edits to Wikipedia pages on Bell, Garner, Diallo traced to 1 Police Plaza

By Kelly Weill http://flickr.com/photo/35034362831@N01/2456817669   Computers operating on the New York Police Department’s computer network at its 1 Police Plaza headquarters have been used to alter Wikipedia pages containing details of alleged police brutality, a review by Capital has revealed. … Continue reading

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“Which side are you on?”: #Asians4BlackLives confronts anti-black prejudice in Asian communities

By Julia Carrie Wong Little red envelopes are ubiquitous in Asian communities during Lunar New Year. Often stuffed with a crisp dollar bill or two, the envelopes are exchanged between family members, friends and neighbors with wishes for good fortune … Continue reading

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