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Justice Or Else! Countdown to Million Man March 20th Anniversary Gathering Begins with Farrakhan’s East Coast Tour

Two decades ago the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam convened the historic Million Man March in Washington, D.C., the largest mass gathering in the history of the United States and perhaps the largest gathering of Black … Continue reading

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WATCH: Black Activist Politely Schools CNN on Racism—’Whiteness Gets Nuance; Blackness Doesn’t’

By David Edwards Social activist Deray McKesson criticized the media over the weekend for the way they had handled a white biker shootout in Texas with “nuance,” but black rioters in Baltimore who did not kill anyone were not “humanized” … Continue reading

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This 85-Year-Old Nun Just Spent Two Years In Prison For Protesting Nuclear Weapons

By Alice Ollstein   Two white-haired nuns stepped forward and embraced each other tightly. One has been living in a convent in a quiet Philadephia suburb. The other has spent the last two years in federal prison, charged with sabotage, … Continue reading

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Robin DiAngelo, Whiteness, and Police Brutality

By Conor Friedersdorf Last week, Gawker interviewed Robin DiAngelo, a professor of multicultural education at Westfield State University. She discussed aspects of her thinking on whiteness, which are set forth at length in her book, What Does it Mean to … Continue reading

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Beyond Hashtag Activism

By David A. Graham If you’ve heard of Joseph Kent, you probably only learned his name in the last couple of days. Late Tuesday night, a CNN camera caught a spooky video of Kent being arrested in Baltimore: As Kent … Continue reading

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Game on Baltimore & Being a Part of ’92 L.A. Riots: ‘Young Black Men Are Targets’

After a day of unrest and rioting in Baltimore on Monday, April 28, the tension between its citizens and law enforcement lessened a bit on Tuesday with few arrests made, mostly over refusal to adhere to a local-government-mandated curfew. The … Continue reading

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Prince Records Tribute to the People of Baltimore, Shares Artwork

Prince will share his feelings on the unrest in Baltimore in the way he knows best — in song. The legendary artist has recorded a “tribute to all of the people of the city of Baltimore,” a spokesperson tells Billboard. … 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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5 Examples of Our Government Treating BlackLivesMatter Movement Like a Terrorist Group

By Adam Johnson We learned in the wake of the Occupy Wall Street movement that the government’s use of its anti-terror apparatus at a local and federal level was both routine and pervasive. Thus far, the means with which similar … Continue reading

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The Powerful Scene On The Streets Of Baltimore Monday Night That No One Is Talking About

By Judd Legum Violent rioting erupted on the streets of Baltimore on Monday, the day that a 25-year-old man who was killed while in police custody, Freddie Gray, was laid to rest. Cars were burned, more than a dozen police … Continue reading

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