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A look at why Obama seems to take up for law enforcement and now White students pushing or gun control while Black and brown bodies continue to be killed by police.

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The two Baton Rouge, La., police officers who shot and killed Alton Sterling in 2016 will learn if they will receive any disciplinary action from their department today. According to CNN, Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul is scheduled to hold a news conference at 5 p.m. ET (4 p.m. CT) to announce the department’s decision, which will primarily reflect the investigation into their […]

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U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson in Baton Rouge, La., said on Wednesday, June 15, that […]

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Killings. Protests. Conversations. More killings. More protests. More conversation. There is no cure for this infectious trifecta that continues its extending road to nowhere while its symptoms become harder and harder to treat. Police killed at least 102 unarmed black people in 2015 alone. The numbers in 2016 continue to grow. Now, community leaders are […]

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Nine days after President Barack Obama declared a major disaster in Louisiana, he visited flooded neighborhoods in Baton Rouge on Tuesday afternoon. After doing so, he promised to rebuild the state. Thirteen people were killed in the floods while thousands were more forced to abandon their homes. As ABC News explained, by declaring Louisiana a […]

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Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Philanthropy, The Weeknd -

In recent weeks, athletes, celebrities and public figures have used their platforms to take a stand against violence and police brutality. On Wednesday, Ethiopian-Canadian singer/songwriter The Weeknd added a philanthropic twist to his résumé with a hefty $250,000 donation to the Black Lives Matter movement. After the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile by […]

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On the one-month anniversary of Alton Sterling’s death, his aunt, Sandra Sterling, will relive one of the most difficult days of her life. Sandra Sterling, who attended the National Association of Black Journalists/ National Association of Hispanic Journalists joint convention as a guest on Thursday, believes this will aid in the healing process at a […]

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“I’ve literally had enough” is the message I received from my 15-year-old brother. I watched the Philando Castille and Alton Sterling videos, but not over and over. I would like to say that I was shocked at the events that occurred, but instead I had to turn my cringing head before hearing a gunshot sink […]

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfmjNoB81_s Nickelodeon’s Teen Choice Awards 2016 took a break from celebrating fun to pay tribute to victims of gun violence. Jessica Alba was joined on stage by Cameron Sterling, son of Alton Sterling, as well as family members of other victims from the Newtown shooting, Aurora, Dallas, and survivors of the Pulse Nightclub shooting. –President Obama to meet relatives […]

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Their missions have intersected but, before this month, the presidents of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the International Association of Chiefs of Police, had never met. But on July 10 the leaders of the two groups sat together on a panel on Face the Nation, just days after the shooting deaths of Philando Castile […]

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As a proud American, a father who lost his own dad in a senseless act of violence, and a black man, I have been deeply troubled by the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement and angered by the cowardly and hateful targeting and killing of police officers. I grieve with the families […]

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Michael Jordan, widely considered the greatest basketball player in NBA history and the lone African-American majority owner of a franchise, has decided to speak out on the country’s growing racial and social unrest. “As a proud American, a father who lost his own dad in a senseless act of violence, and a black man, I […]

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I called future Hall of Fame safety Ed Reed to discuss issues of race and violence. Reed grew up in Louisiana, 45 minutes from Baton Rouge, where Alton Sterling was killed by police and officers Montrell Jackson, Brad Garafola and Matthew Gerald were killed in an ambush attack. Reed played 11 years for the Baltimore […]

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Like many others this month, former NFL player and Louisiana native Ryan Clark has struggled emotionally amid the ongoing racial strife ignited by two killings at the hands of police — Alton Sterling, 37, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile, 32, in Falcon Heights, Minnesota — the subsequent deaths of five police officers and […]

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All over my social media channels, I see the notes pouring in from friends: “Going off Facebook for a while.” “Checking out of social media this week.” “Going dark. Can’t take anymore.” In conversations with friends – including longtime seasoned activists, a lot of the talk of late has focused on the sheer volume of […]

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This violence in America is out of control. It sickened me to my core, as a human being, as a man, as a black man, as a community activist, to hear the news that Gavin Long, military veteran, had just shot several Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police officers, killing three. I doubly cringed when I learned […]

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CNN political contributor and BET News host Dr. Marc Lamont Hill says there is a “war on the vulnerable” going on in America that has to stop. In light of the shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile by police officers, Hill spoke to theGrio’s Natasha Alford about the institutional and structural problems in this […]

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Three weeks ago, former NBA forward Tyrus Thomas arrived back in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to spend time with family, work out and train. He didn’t foresee his weeks being filled with protests, or meetings with community leaders, council members and police officers. After the death of Alton Sterling, who was shot by police July 5, […]

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A former Marine dressed in black and carrying extra ammunition ambushed police in Baton Rouge, shooting and killing three law enforcement officers less than two weeks after a black man was fatally shot by police there in a confrontation that sparked nightly protests that reverberated nationwide. Three other officers were […]

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After the conclusion of President Barack Obama’s town hall meeting Thursday evening, where he addressed race and policing in America, The Undefeated’s senior writer Lonnae O’Neal and ABC’s senior legal correspondent and analyst Sunny Hostin spoke to attendees to gauge their reactions to the president’s responses. Though questions were asked primarily by the family members […]

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After President Barack Obama wrapped up the last question in his town hall meeting this evening, he spent time meeting with the loved ones of victims who were lost due to gun violence in America. He offered words of encouragement to Cameron Sterling, the 15-year-old son of Alton Sterling, the 37-year-old man who was shot […]

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