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#BlackLivesMatter Secret Grand Jury-White Police and Prosecutor-Dead Black Men-No Justice

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As nation mourns racist murders, Confederate Flag of hate still flies over South Carolina

With less than 90 days left before the end of the year, the timing couldn’t… Continue
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Freddie Gray Death – Homicide – 6 Police Arrested

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#BlackLivesMatter Secret Grand Jury-White Police and Prosecutor-Dead Black Men-No Justice

Late this spring, the publisher Spiegel & Grau sent out advance copies of a new book by Ta-Nehisi Coates, a slim volume of 176 pages called Between the World and Me. “Here is what I would like for you to know,” Coates writes in the book, addressed to his 14-year-old son. “In America, it is traditional to destroy the black body — it is heritage.”
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As nation mourns racist murders, Confederate Flag of hate still flies over South Carolina

By Jon Queally, Common Dreams
This isn’t the story about a flag, but there’s a flag in this story.
On the same day the nation was reeling from the mass murder of nine black churchgoers in South Carolina by a calculating white gunman who reportedly made it clear to his victims the attack was inspired by racial hatred, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday June 18 issued a ruling saying that the state of Texas is within its right to refuse the depiction of the Confederate flag on personalizedRead more…

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Freddie Gray Death – Homicide – 6 Police Arrested

We live in a dynamic time. All of the distinctions and conventions that we once took for granted are now under frequent and aggressive questioning, one might say to the point of assault. Though I’ve considered the question before, the recent case of Rachel Dolezal has brought it front of mind. What does it mean to be black?
Though you surely know who she is at this point, Rachel Dolezal is the former president of the Spokane, Washington chapter of the NAACP. Immense controversy has arisenRead more…

Freddie Gray Death – Homicide – 6 Police Arrested

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