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Chinedu Okobi, Ebele Okobi, Facebook, Morehouse, News, Police Violence -

The family of Chinedu Valentine Okobi is requesting an independent investigation be done after viewing new footage of the Morehouse College graduate who died after being tackled and repeatedly tased by sheriff’s deputies near San Francisco. According to USA Today, the 34-minute-long video is a stunning contradiction to the public statements made by the San Mateo County […]

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Brothers Before Others, Michellene Davis, News, Police Violence, RWJBarnabas Health, Video -

  Last week, upset members of a national law enforcement organization gathered outside the RWJBarnabas Health offices in West Orange, N.J., after an executive at the healthcare company made what they believe are anti-police statements. Thursday, approximately 50 members of Brothers Before Others — a nonprofit group comprised of current and retired police officers — […]

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Reports have surfaced that Amber Guyger, the Dallas police officer who shot and killed Botham Jean, was allegedly given time to able to clear up alarming posts from her social media. According to Atlanta Black Star, despite being given the opportunity to delete damaging material from her accounts, she forgot to get rid of some of the damaging […]

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In one of those developments that may not come as a surprise to activists, a former police chief in Florida is coming clean to framing Black men in unsolved cases, the Miami Herald reported. Former Biscayne Park Police Chief Raimundo Atesiano once bragged to his constituents about his 100 percent clearance rate on burglaries. But Atesiano on Friday admitted in […]

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Anti-Blackness, colonialism, gentrification, Opinion, police violence, slavery -

Everybody knows that anti-Black racism is the backbone of the United States’ society. It is […]

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Dash Cam Footage, Diamond Reynolds, Jeronimo Yanez, News, NRA, Opinion, Opinions, Philando Castile, Police Brutality, Police Violence, Politics, Valerie Castile -

The police dashcam execution of Philando Castile in St. Paul, Minnesota, was released to the public Tuesday. And if you’re like me, you just don’t have time for this sh*t. Not today, not any day. The lesson from this case, this recorded lynching of another black man, is that white supremacy doesn’t give a damn about […]

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Civil Rights, featured, Judge Neil Gorsuch, law and order, News, police violence, u.s. supreme court -

Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, has been promoted to […]

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Donald Trump Executive Order, executive orders, featured, Fraternal Order of Police, law enforcement, News, police violence -

Under the Trump administration, the slogan “Blue Lives Matter” is a matter of official policy. […]

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Black History Sports, Black lives matter, Entertainment, Police Shootings, Police Violence, Serena Williams -

In a Facebook post, Serena Williams vowed to not be silent in the wake of countless black men being killed at the hands of police violence.

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Alton Sterling, Black lives matter, News, Opinion, Philando Castile, Police Shooting, Police Violence, Protests, White Privilege -

White folks supporting a black movement for freedom, justice and equality is not a popular position to place oneself in. And yet, many are doing it, and we must applaud them for staring their white privilege right in the face and fighting against it. -Slideshow: White Americans Who Have Made Black History A case in […]

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Alton Sterling, Alton Sterling Family Scholarship, Awkward Black Girl, Black lives matter, BLM, Issa Rae, Justice for Alton Sterling, News, Police Violence, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl -

After the shooting by the police of Alton Sterling, many responded with outrage and sympathy for the Sterling family. Watching Sterling’s 15-year-old son break down on television, asking for his father, was too much to bear for many viewers. Actress and writer Issa Rae of the web series “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl” decided to take […]

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American Tillman, Black History, black memorabilia, civil war, National, News, police violence, William Tillman -

A collection of Black memorabilia on display in Virginia includes some ugly items that remind […]

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