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Michael Brown’s Father Expresses Solidarity With Bay Area Protesters

Michael Brown’s Father Expresses Solidarity With Bay Area Protesters

Michael Brown’s father spoke in San Francisco on Monday evening, where he urged students to get an education and told of his own recently learned lessons on police violence. “It really didn’t hit hard until it hit my own backyard,” Michael Brown Sr. said about the killing of his unarmed son in August by a […]

This Is What It Looks Like When New York City Erupts With Cries For Justice

This Is What It Looks Like When New York City Erupts With Cries For Justice

  Demonstrators flooded New York City’s streets Saturday afternoon and into the evening, swarming the NYPD headquarters and demanding an end to racial injustices across America. More than 50,000 individuals joined the protests, according to some estimates. “For over three hours we marched throughout Manhattan with the survivors of police brutality and homicide,” said Synead […]

#WhiteCoats4BlackLives

#WhiteCoats4BlackLives

Medical students from more than 70 schools on Wednesday protested racial profiling and police brutality through the social media initiative #WhiteCoats4BlackLives. Hundreds of medical students wore white coats at “die-ins” and other protests on campuses to spotlight racial bias as a public health issue. The medical students joined others who have demonstrated since grand juries […]

Grand Jury Declines To Indict NYPD Officer In Chokehold Death Of Eric Garner

A grand jury in Staten Island voted Wednesday not to indict New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner, a black man who died after being placed in a chokehold. Garner, 43, died July 17 while he was being arrested for selling untaxed cigarettes. In a video of the arrest, […]

Harvard And UNC Sued Over Race-Based Admission Policies

  Lawsuits filed Monday against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill argue that affirmative action policies should be banned at colleges across the nation. The federal suits allege Harvard and UNC rely on race-based affirmative action policies that impact admissions of high-achieving white and Asian American students. The Harvard lawsuit […]

Ballerina Misty Copeland On Racism: No, All Black Women Don’t Have The Same Body

Misty Copeland knows criticism is part of being a ballerina, but she’s sick of the criticism focusing on things she can’t change. “As a dancer, when you’re put in front of the spotlight and an audience, it is a subjective art form. Not everyone is going to like you,” she said during the interview. “But […]