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Michael Brown Is Getting A Permanent Memorial In Ferguson

By Mariah Stewart Dozens of teddy bears that memorialized Michael Brown were removed from a site on Canfield Drive in Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday afternoon. The memorial will be replaced by a permanent plaque honoring Brown, who was fatally shot … Continue reading

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Why Do America’s Race Riots Mirror Each Other?

By Frank Rich   As some 37,000 fans streamed into Camden Yards for the Orioles–Red Sox game on the last Saturday evening in April, things were getting out of hand in Baltimore. The peaceful protests of the day were spiraling … Continue reading

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This Tiny Town Near St. Louis Is Making Minor-Crime Arrests At 100 Times The National Average

By Ryan J. Reilly & Mariah Stewart A study of policing in the St. Louis area released Monday, which criticized the profit-driven practices of many departments in St. Louis County, revealed a startling statistic about arrests for minor crimes made … 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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Are We Witnessing the Emergence of A Black Spring?

By Priscilla Ocen & Khaled A. Beydoun View image | gettyimages.com In the spring of 2010, we witnessed massive protests in the Arab World. The people of Egypt, Tunisia and Libya had enough; they had enough of the violence propagated … Continue reading

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Obama Finds a Bolder Voice on Race Issues

By Peter Baker As he reflected on the festering wounds deepened by race and grievance that have been on painful display in America’s cities lately, President Obama on Monday found himself thinking about a young man he had just met … Continue reading

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‘Our Demand Is Simple: Stop Killing Us.’

By Jay Caspian King On the evening of April 25 at the corner of Pratt and Light Streets, in Baltimore’s revitalized downtown district, more than 100 police officers in riot gear stood shoulder to shoulder, shields up. Six officers on … Continue reading

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Dear White America: Here’s What You Should Know About MLK Before Using Him to Shut Down Black Uprising

By Chauncey DeVega The United States may have a black man who happens to be President. But racial equality, justice, and the radically democratic transformative possibilities that Obama symbolized seven years ago have not been translated into substantive improvements in … Continue reading

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De Blasio: Civil Disobedience Means Do What The Cops Tell You

After police refused to let thousands of peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters march in the street on Wednesday, some people noted that the NYPD’s tactic of violently repelling and arresting demonstrators differed considerably from how the de Blasio administration handled … Continue reading

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#BlackLivesMatter Co-Founders On Baltimore Uprisings: ‘We Stand In Solidarity’

By Lilly Workneh Following Monday’s funeral of Freddie Gray — a 25-year-old man who died after sustaining a spinal cord injury during an arrest in Baltimore — protests broke out and swept across the streets of the Maryland city. Demonstrators … Continue reading

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