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Bailey Williams: Oscar Grant Was Shot by Police 10 Years Ago. Now His Family Is Helping Others to Heal

The United States has the highest number of police killings than any other industrialized country. In 2018, nearly 1,000 people were killed by police, according to The Washington Post. Of those killed, 38 were unarmed.

February 7, 2019 · 1 Comment

Abby Zimet: Black Mamas Bailout Day — Because All Of Us Are Fallen

Citing the tradition of their enslaved ancestors to “free ourselves,” a coalition of 25 grassroots, black-led organizations bought the freedom of about 60 black women jailed around the country for … Continue reading

May 17, 2017 · 2 Comments

Vanessa German: Laughter and Blackness

It is not like i am ashamed of my sorrow. or even ashamed of my rage. i am rage. i am outrage. i am the blues. i am blue. i … Continue reading

October 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Video: Civil Rights Activist Sandra Bland Found Dead In Texas Jail Cell

Sandra Bland was reportedly pulled over on Friday for improperly signaling a lane change. A witness said he saw the arresting officer pull Bland out of the car, throw her … Continue reading

July 17, 2015 · 3 Comments

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