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Chicago Is About to Offer the Nation’s First Reparations Program for Victims of Police Violence

By Zach Stafford On November 2, 1983, Darrell Cannon found himself in the Chicago Police Department’s Area 2 headquarters with a shotgun barrel stuck in his mouth as a white officer yelled, “Blow that nigger’s head off!” The officer pulled … Continue reading

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Crack, The CIA And Black America’s Drug Crisis

By Charlene Muhammad The film “Kill the Messenger” rekindled interest and outrage over CIA ties to drug trafficking and the 1980s crack cocaine epidemic that devastated neighborhoods, destroyed families and led to the imprisonment of thousands from Black communities across … Continue reading

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Even If Walter Scott’s Family Wins in Court, the Cop Won’t Pay a Dime

By Jaeah Lee The family of Walter Scott, the man who died on Saturday after being shot eight times by North Charleston police officer Michael Slager, has decided to sue Slager, the city of North Charleston, and its police department. … Continue reading

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Are Americans Really Champions of Racial Equality?

By Maribel Morey In his speech at Selma last month, President Barack Obama highlighted the inconsistencies between America’s egalitarian ideals and its history of racial discrimination. He stressed, though, that Americans have sought to correct their behavior to conform to … Continue reading

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U.S. Cops Continue to Kill the Mentally Ill in Large Numbers, Especially in NYC, While Effective Approaches Are Ignored

By Terrell Jermaine Starr Times Square is a national landmark that welcomes millions of tourists each year but on Sept. 14, 2013, visitors witnessed a major flaw in how the New York Police Department deals with the mentally ill. Glenn … Continue reading

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Obama’s Police Reforms Ignore the Most Important Cause of Police Misconduct

By Alex S. Vitale President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing has released a long list of reforms to American policing, some of which, including independent police prosecutions and dramatically scaling back the role of police in schools, are … Continue reading

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Why Congress won’t fix the Voting Rights Act anytime soon

By Greg Sargent Speaking over the weekend at the 50th anniversary of civil rights clashes at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, President Obama called on Congress to fix the Voting Rights Act, which the Supreme Court weakened in … Continue reading

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In Selma, GOP Lawmakers Explain Why They Don’t Support John Lewis’ Bill To Restore Voting Rights Act

By Alice Ollstein Dozens of members of Congress, and many more Republicans than ever before, came to Selma this week to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the infamous attack on voting rights protesters known as Bloody Sunday. Some lawmakers told … Continue reading

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Unfinished Business: 50 Years After the Civil Rights Act of 1964

#104209228 / gettyimages.com By Marc H. Morial “The purpose of the law is simple…those who are equal before God shall now also be equal in the polling booths, in the classrooms, in the factories, and in hotels, restaurants, movie theaters, … Continue reading

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Debt Collection ‘Factory’ Preyed On Broke Americans: Lawsuit

By Hunter Stuart A federal watchdog is suing a collection agency that allegedly operated like a “factory” churning out lawsuits against cash-strapped borrowers, often using misleading, deceptive and illegal practices. The suit is the latest effort by regulators to crack … Continue reading

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