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On Being Useful: Bearing Witness in a Time of Protest

By Candace Lloh For the past few days, I have been studying lead poisoning. Like many others out there in the interweb world, my knowledge on a lot of things only stretches as far as my social media feeds, 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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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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Baltimore Police Officer Calls For Community And Cops To Come Together, Tells Demonstrators: ‘I’m Here For You’

By Sebastian Murdock In the days since thousands of protesters in Baltimore, Maryland have declared black lives matter and demanded an end to police brutality, one officer is reminding her community that working together is the only way to move … 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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Dispatch From Baltimore: Praying for Peace, Living Another Reality

By Stacia L. Brown West Baltimore was quiet yesterday morning, as the family of Freddie Gray prepared to lay him to rest. But I still parked my car several blocks south of New Shiloh Baptist Church, where his funeral was … Continue reading

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Blaming Protesters for Ferguson Police Shootings Is a Deliberate Tactic | Alternet

By Terrell Jermaine Starr It was not too long after two police officers were shot in Ferguson, Mo. in the midst of an otherwise peaceful protest Wednesday night that law and order types sought to blame protesters for the crime. St. … Continue reading

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