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Closing arguments are scheduled for Thursday in the shooting death of a Chicago teen, Laquan McDonald, who died at the hands of Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke in 2014. The defense rested their case on Wednesday, and as early as this afternoon, a Cook County jury will decide Van Dyke’s fate, and along with it,…

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Sunday marked the official beginning of racist plantation NFL owners touting how well they can get their black players to abandon their community and “toe the line,” more commonly called “professional football.”

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Colin Kaepernick, National Anthem, News, NFL, Police Brutality, Protests, Social Justice, Sports -

It’s the height of absurdity that Colin Kaepernick is not on a NFL roster. NFL owners have refused to give Kaepernick a chance to compete for a job, despite the fact he is leaps and bounds better than some of the starting QBs in the league. And this is exactly why Kap sued. Here are […]

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Alton Sterling, Black Lives Matter, DeRay McKesson, National, News, protests -

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

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BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — At least 20 people were arrested after violence broke out Saturday between groups of supporters and detractors of President Donald Trump holding rallies in downtown Berkeley, authorities said. About 200 people were at Berkeley’s Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park when several fights broke out. Dozens of police officers in […]

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@AP, News, Not My President, President Donald Trump, President's Day, Protests -

Thousands of demonstrators turned out Monday across the U.S. to challenge Donald Trump in a President's Day protest dubbed Not My President's Day.

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President Donald Trump's immigration order caused outrage across the country, with travelers detained at airports and protesters marching against the measure.

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Black lives matter, Charlotte, Keith Lamont Scott, News, Protests -

The decision to not charge the Charlotte officer who killed Keith Lamont Scot resulted in protests across the North Carolina city.

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A day after Trump's election, thousands of demonstrators — some with signs declaring "NOT MY PRESIDENT" — flooded streets to protest his surprise triumph.

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2016 Presidential Election, Donald Trump, News, Protests, UCLA -

Almost as soon as the election results came in declaring Donald Trump the 45th president of the United States, protests erupted around the country.

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Anthem Protests, Colin Kaepernick, Laila Ali, Muhammad Ali, National Anthem, News, NFL, Oppression, Police Brutality, Protests -

Some have compared Colin Kaepernick's national anthem protest to the actions of boxing legend Muhammad Ali during his storied career...

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Black lives matter, Eastern Michigan University, News, Protests, Racism -

A shocking video captures the moment an SUV plowed through a group of black student protesters at the Eastern Michigan University.

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Black lives matter, Entertainment, Indiana Fever, Protests, WNBA -

The entirety of the WNBA’s Indiana Fever team took a knee during the national anthem as a nationwide debate over the anthem and the treatment of people of color in the United States.

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Black lives matter, Colin Kaepernick, National Anthem, News, NFL, Opinion, Police Brutality, Protests, Sports -

When Colin Kaepernick brought the issue of police brutality to the football field, he exposed the NFL and America's decades-long racial and economic offenses...

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@AP, Black lives matter, Colin Kaepernick, Economic Empowerment, Jed York, National Anthem, News, Protests, Racial Equality, San Francisco 49ers, Sports -

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York pledged $1 million to improving racial and economic inequality and building a stronger relationship between law enforcement authorities and the communities they serve...

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Colin Kaepernick, Entertainment, Fox News, National Anthem, Police Brutality, Protests, Shaq, Shaquille O'Neal, Sports, Video -

Shaquille O'Neal says he would "never" protest "injustice" the way Colin Kaepernick has decided by sitting or kneeling during the national anthem...

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@AP, Black lives matter, Colin Kaepernick, Megan Rapinoe, National Anthem, News, Protests, Star-Spangled Banner, USA Soccer -

CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe knelt during the national anthem Sunday night before the Seattle Reign's game against the Chicago Red Stars "in a little nod" to NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick...

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SOMERVILLE, Mass. (AP) — About 50 police officers and their supporters upset about a Black Lives Matter banner that has been hanging outside City Hall for a year rallied on Thursday to try to pressure the mayor to remove it...

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All Lives Matter, Bill O'Reilly, Black lives matter, BLM, Conservatives, Fox News, New Black Panther Party, News, Opinion, Police Brutality F, Protests -

Bill O’Reilly is taking a page from an old playbook and falsely linking the #BlackLivesMatter movement to the New Black Panthers. This is yet another attempt by the far right to discredit, dismiss, demonize and destroy the movement, in the way that the Bill O’Reillys of decades ago tried to delegitimize and undermine the civil […]

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@AP, Alton Sterling, Baton Rouge Police Department, Black lives matter, Carl Dabadie, News, Plot, Protests -

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Police say they have arrested three suspects and are seeking a possible fourth accused of stealing several handguns as part of an alleged plot to harm police officers in the Baton Rouge area. Baton Rouge police Chief Carl Dabadie said in a press conference Tuesday that authorities discovered the plot […]

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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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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Officers stared down hundreds protesting against police killings near a ramp leading to an interstate in Louisiana's capital Sunday night before another squad in riot gear arrived and authorities took dozens into custody...

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Bahamas, Black lives matter, News, Protests, travel advisory, Travel and Leisure -

The Bahamas have taken the step of warning its citizens, especially young males, who will be traveling to the US to exercise caution around police. The Bahamian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued this statement: We wish to advise all Bahamians traveling to the US but especially to the affected cities to exercise appropriate caution generally. […]

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Army Times, Black Fists, Black lives matter, Mary Tobin, News, Opinion, Political Statement, Protests, United States Military Academy, Video, West Point -

No amount of education, documentaries, op-ed pieces, or books about the history of the symbol or what it means to the black community has managed to absolve it of the perception that it means, “Black people hate white people.”

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@AP, Biloxi, Confederate Flag, Genesis Be, Jackson, Mississippi, News, Protests -

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A rapper draped herself in a Confederate battle flag and hung a noose around her neck during a performance to protest Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant's proclamation of April as Confederate Heritage Month...

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Bill de Blasio, Eric Garner, Ferguson, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, New York, News, NYPD, NYPD Murders, Opinion, Protests, Shaneka Thompson -

OPINION - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is wrong to call for a moratorium on protests. De Blasio made the plea during a speech at the Police Athletic League in the wake of NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos being ambushed and shot to death in Brooklyn...

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#BlackLivesMatter, Black Women, Don't Shoot, Eric Garner, Feminism, Ferguson, Hands Up, Michael BrownF, Millions March NYC, News, Opinion, Protests, Social Justice -

OPINION - Conversations on #BlackLivesMatter and the call for #MillionsMarchNYC need to translate into an overt call for Black women’s, girls’ and queer lives lost to police brutality. This is true transformative justice...

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