A Fractured Narrative: Thabo Sefalosha Incident Highlights Police Abuses

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Last Fall, social awareness intersected with professional sports with a profound and unifying message not seen since the 60s and 70s. Now, a collision looks inevitable.

These Cops Spent a Day Enforcing the Law of Human Kindness

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For the people caught in this sting operation by the Kansas City, MO police force, this Christmas will be one they’ll never forget.

The Police Brutality Antidote: Stop Hiring Barely Educated Cops

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Is there a connection between racism, police brutality, and the education level of police officers? Charles Ellison discusses.

When Social Justice Forgets Its Compassion

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Kimberly Foster of ForHarriet.com won’t march on behalf of Eric Garner, because she’s only concerned with women at the moment.

A Mother of Black Boys Reflects on the Day She Heard Darrin Manning’s Story

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Andrea Lawful-Trainer pleads with Philadelphians to not let Darrin Manning’s suffering be in vain.

A Question About the Darrin Manning Case That Still Hasn’t Been Answered

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Why hasn’t the racial makeup of the grand jury convened for Darrin Manning’s case been disclosed?

Why I Can’t Watch the Video of the NYPD Murdering Eric Garner

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Taxpayer-funded hate crimes, like the murder of Eric Garner, is particularly traumatizing to blacks who are already distrustful of police.

Still A Crime To Be Black In New York City [VIDEO]

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Poet Michael Amity ran across this video online, and he doesn’t like what he sees.

New York Teen Jailed at Rikers for 3 Years Without Conviction or Trial

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At age 16, Kalief Browder was arrested and imprisoned at the infamous Rikers Island. After 33 months without trial or conviction, Browder was released and is now speaking out.

Federal Appeals Court Rejects Last-Ditch Effort to Preserve Stop-And-Frisk in New York City

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If Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio follows through on his commitment to drop the appeal to the case, Friday’s ruling will likely be the end to litigation over the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk program.

White Men Appear Immune to Stop and Frisk, Not Mass Murders

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Despite mass murders committed by suburban white men, it seems to be only inner-city black and brown youth that are the victims of Stop and Frisk.

What Thursday’s Surprising Ruling Means For New York’s Stop-And-Frisk Laws

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A federal appeals court panel not only put the landmark New York Police Department stop-and-frisk ruling on hold; it also removed the trial judge from the case, finding that she had violated ethics rules.

Shopping While Black: Man Arrested for Purchasing Belt

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A man is arrested for buying a belt with his own money. The stated reason? “Because he could not afford to make such an expensive purchase.” The real reason? Let’s discuss.