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Oprah Winfrey On Ferguson And Eric Garner: “People Are Awake!”

The OWN Network CEO shares her thoughts at 'Selma' world premiere

At New York City’s Zigfeld Theatre, the cast and crew of Ava DuVernay’s Selma came…

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Black Lives Matter: Staffers Walk Out of Congress in Protest

Effort reportedly spearheaded by Congressional Black Associates

Congressional staffers walked out in a hands up protest after grand jury decisions in Eric…

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Jay Z Meets with New York Governor to Discuss Criminal Justice Reform

Leaders meet to discuss social issues and legislative reform

Jay Z and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo meet to discuss changes that need to…

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[WATCH] Black Lives Matter: Millennial Leader Takes Dynamic Stand with ‘Dear America’

Princeton student Alex Ford urges youth to unify in working toward changing America

Princeton student, Alex Ford, discusses race, justice, police brutality and the concept of American equality…

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Justice Department: Michael Brown’s Death a Homicide

Federal report marks the third autopsy done in the case

Newly released findings from a Justice Department autopsy rules Michael Brown’s death to still be…

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BILLIE HOLIDAY, 44:  Born Eleanora Fagan, Holiday was a noted jazz singer who shifted the musical landscape of her genre in the 1940s and garnered critical acclaim as a result. However, her long-stemming drug and drinking problems caught up to Holiday and her health began to deteriorate. By May 31, 1959, she was checked into the hospital due to complications with her liver and heart disease. She never checked out and passed away July 17, 1959 at the age of 44.

When Branding Goes Wrong: Texas Women Name PR Firm ‘Strange Fruit’

PR firm chooses to change name and apologizes

Two businesswomen named Texas PR firm Strange Fruit, causing backlash via social media in the…

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UC Berkeley Black Student Union Holds 4.5 Hour Campus Sit-In

Student leaders shut down campus cafe as they rally for justice

Student leaders from UC Berkeley’s Black Student Union hold a 4.5 hour campus sit-in in…

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Eric Holder to Hold Roundtable Meetings in Five Cities

The Attorney General plans to visit five more cities to encourage community.

Attorney General Eric Holder plans to visit five more cities as part of the justice…

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College Athletes Protest in Honor of Ferguson and Eric Garner

Knox College athlete Ariyana Smith and University of Maryland athlete Deon Long's protest spark social media debate

Knox College basketball player Ariyana Smith and University of Maryland football player Deon Long make…

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Newseum to Put Items from Ferguson News Coverage on Display

Museum's collection will include more than a dozen items from Ferguson coverage

The Newseum announces the display of a new collection featuring more than a dozen items…

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Michael Brown’s Stepfather Apologizes For Incendiary Comments

38-year-old Louis Head is under criminal investigation

Louis Head, the impassioned stepfather of the late Michael Brown, is currently under criminal investigation…

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Lawmakers do ‘Hands U, Don’t Shoot’ Gesture on House Floor

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus talk Ferguson and America's justice system

Lawmakers hold discussion on the House Floor about the issues in Ferguson and the need…

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Ben McLemore Pays Tribute to Mike Brown

Ben McLemore Honors Michael Brown With Shoes

The Kings guard sported sneakers with "RIP Mike Brown" at Sunday’s game

Kings guard Ben McLemore writes “RIP MIKE BROWN” on his shoes against Memphis on Nov.…

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Obama Hosted a Series of Meetings on Violence in St. Louis

The president held a string of gatherings at the White House focused on the hostility in Ferguson

President Obama held a string of meetings at the White House on Dec. 1 to…

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St. Louis Police Upset At Rams For ‘Hands Up’ Protest

NFL and St. Louis Ram sources say players will not be fined, according to reports

The St. Louis Police are up in arms at the city’s professional football team, as…

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[REACTIONS] Colleges Across the Nation Rally After Grand Jury Verdict in Michael Brown Case

Student leaders and educators stage peace protests and rallies

College students and administrators across the country gather for peaceful protests in their local cities

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#NotOneDime: Activists Demand Boycott of Black Friday

After grand jury decision in Ferguson, some urge consumers not to shop on big day for retailers

After grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting case, activists on social media are…

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Al Sharpton Responds to Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

Activist makes it clear that the decision will not be the end in a fight for justice

Rev. Al Sharpton traveled to Ferguson to hold a press conference in response to the…

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Social Media: Sports Leaders React to Grand Jury’s Decision in Michael Brown Case

Several offer support and encouragement to the family and other young men of color

From Serena Williams to Lebron James, check out sports leaders response to last-night’s grand jury…

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Darren Wilson Can Still Face Consequences Despite Grand Jury Decision

Officer in teen's shooting death can still face other federal and state investigations

Despite the grand jury’s decision to not file charges against Darren Wilson, the officer can…

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[REACTIONS] Aftermath of Jury Decision in Michael Brown Case

Public opinion ranges from indifference to outrage to support of Darren Wilson, who will not face charges

Image: FacebookA grand jury in Ferguson, Mo., decided tonight that Darren Wilson will not face charges…

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Should Darren Wilson Be Negotiating Resignation From Ferguson Police?

Main suspect in Mike Brown's death wants out

With the grand jury soon to offer their verdict, all eyes are on Darren Wilson,…

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Michael Brown’s Parents Plan to Take Case To United Nations

Advocates pushing for 'global movement against excessive force by law enforcement'

Michael Brown’s parents plan to travel to Geneva, Switzerland to discuss their son’s case with…

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Autopsy Shows Michael Brown Was Shot At Close Range

The county report concludes Brown was shot at close range

The unarmed black teen who was killed by a white police officer and has sparked…

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Protesters Champion ‘Black Lives Matter’ at Monday Night Football Game

Efforts part of the 'Moral Monday'

Protesters fighting to raise awareness about 18-year-old Michael Brown championed ‘Black Lives’ at yesterday’s Monday…

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Cornel West, 49 Others, Arrested At Ferguson Protest

No reports on whether West posted bail, yet.

Civil rights activist and noted advocate against injustice, Cornel West, was among more than 49…

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Danny Glover Talks Ferguson, Political Activism and More at Pace University

Legendary actor connects the dots between social issues today and those of previous generations

Legendary actor and political activist, Danny Glover, spoke to a crowd at Pace University about…

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10 Tweets Commemorating the #MikeBrownMemorial That You Should See

Social media serves up disdain for desecrating Mike Brown's memorial

Ferguson was again thrusted into the spotlight when Michael Brown’s memorial was torched. Twitter responded…

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President Obama Addresses Michael Brown Shooting At Congressional Black Caucus Dinner

Events are having "corrosive effect on the nation," Obama says

President Obama was speaking at the Congressional Black Caucus dinner where he addressed the Michael…

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WATCH: Video Shows Police Shooting at John Crawford III

Were the cops right? Or wrong? Speak on it below!

Video shows more detail into the shooting death of John Crawford III.

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Black Ivy League Student Leaders Form Civil Rights Coalition

Students pledge to help bring about racial equality

With the goal of bringing about social change, black student leaders from the nation’s eight…

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Reports: Read In Detail How Michael Brown Lost His Life

Based on eyewitness testimony, audio and the autopsy report

With a new poll in St. Louis County spotlighting the deep racial divide over the…

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New Witness Claims Michael Brown Was Shot With ‘Hands Up’

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the witness shares grisly details

A new witness has step forth to detail just how 18-year-old Michael Brown died.

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Ferguson Police Wearing Body Cameras

Will this change how they act around citizens?

Ferguson police have finally begun to wear body cameras, but is it enough to change…

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OWN Special Report: Face-to-face with Ferguson Police Chief And Michael Brown’s Uncle

Iyanla 'Fix My Life' episode on healing to air this Tuesday

Special episode of “Fix Your Life,” includes Iyanla Vanzant’s trip to Ferguson, Missouri, as she…

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LIVE: Watch Michael Brown’s Funeral As Community Pays Its Respect

Streaming live from Ferguson, Missouri

Michael Brown’s homecoming is today (Aug. 25), as the 18-year-old was shot dead by police…

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Tourists Disrespect Michael Brown Silent Protest In Philadelphia

Ignorance is bliss when taking a selfie

Last weekend, the protests against the villainy that happened in Ferguson, Missouri, took root at…

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Michael Brown Scholarship Fund to Help Siblings Attend College

Scholarship campaign already raised more than $24,000

In honor of Michael Brown, organizations are working together to create a scholarship fund that…

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Joe the Plumber Calls Ferguson Protesters ‘Cockroaches’

Conservative activist Samuel Wurzelbacher shares thoughts via social media

Samuel Wurzelbacher, better known as ‘Joe the Plumber,’ has risen again to voice his frustrations…

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Teacher Raises More Than $100,000 to Feed Ferguson Students

North Carolina teacher aims to provide food for youth in need

In light of the unrest in Ferguson resulting in a delay in public school start…

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Four Morehouse Professors Pen Open Letter in Michael Brown’s Honor

Professors honor Brown and encourage young black men everywhere

In honor of Michael Brown’s death, four Morehouse College professors have written on open letter…

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J. Cole, Nelly, and More Take Action in Honoring Michael Brown

Celebrities speak out in the death of unarmed teen

In the aftermath of Michael Brown’s death, celebrities use their platform to help bring justice…

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KKK Calls Michael Brown Shooter A ‘Hero’; Raises Money For Defense

The Klan calls 18-year-old Michael Brown a "punk"

The devastation rocking the small Missouri town has been dealt another blow in the form…

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Photos From Ferguson And 1960s Protests Show How Little Has Changed

Social media is in uproar with photos of police response to civil rights protests

For many, the scene in Ferguson looks like something out of the 1960s, with many…

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President Obama Speaks Out Against Ferguson Police Using Excessive Force

Highway patrol takes over security from local police

President Obama has spoken out against Ferguson, MO police department’s response to protests after shooting…

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