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A Still Necessary Lesson For Our Black Sons: The Police Are Not Your Friends

From generation to generation, "The Talk" remains a life-or-death rite of passage for African American males.

I was 14 when my mother first delivered “The Talk.”

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Rapper Nelly Uses College Scholarships to Elevate Black Community

His actions speak louder than words

For the past 10 years, Rapper Nelly has been supporting black college hopefuls by providing…

By Robin White Goode

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Christian Taylor, left, was fatally shot by Officer Miller Friday, Aug. 7. (Image: File)

Texas Police Officer Who Killed Unarmed Black Teen Fired

Brad Miller put himself and other officers in danger in pursuit of Christian Taylor, officials say

Brad Miller made mistakes that, the city’s police chief reported, caused a deadly confrontation with…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Michael Brown Anniversary: Gunfire Disrupts Peace and Activism Leaders Arrested as Protests Continue

#SayHerName activists use day to ensure female cases are remembered too

#SayHerName activists use day to ensure female cases are also remembered after the Ferguson tragedy.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Anniversary of Ferguson: Faith Leaders and Activists Unite to Continue Advocating for Justice

Micheal Brown's family organize march as the nation remembers teen's death and aftermath

Activists prep for events to commemorate the anniversary of the death of Michael Brown, an…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Ferguson Officials Hire Black Interim Police Chief

Andre Anderson tasked with restoring trust between the Ferguson community and police

Ferguson, Missouri officials announce Andre Anderson as the new interim police chief.

By Courtney Connley

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[VIDEO] The Weekend Update: May 18th

In case you missed it, here's some of the big news that happened this weekend

Barack takes on police militarization, unfolding drama in the NBA & WNBA, and Janet Jackson…

By Michael Tolbert

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At National Police Week, Police Are Forced To Reflect On Social Climate

Officers give their take on the current social climate, in advance of Peace Officers Memorial Day

“I’ve gotta tell you — the current situation is about as bad as I’ve seen…”…

By Michael Tolbert

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How to Handle the Emotions of Racial Injustice While at Work

In the aftermath of Freddie Gray case, here's how to cope while in the office

As our country sits enraged about numerous moments of injustice, we still have to get…

By Dr. Atira Charles

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Black Lives Matter Update: Two Blacks Get a Seat in Ferguson’s City Council

Perhaps a new day has dawned for the Ferguson community

On Tuesday April 7, two African Americans got a seat in the City Council of…

By Cristie Leondis

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Walter Scott Case: White Officer Michael Slager Charged with Murder in South Carolina

The video leaked to the public Tuesday April 7, which resulted in the state filing charges

White officer Michael T. Slager has been charged with the murder of Walter Scott on…

By Cristie Leondis

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BlackLivesMatter: The Young Woman Behind the Hashtag

Alicia Garza uses her voice and social media to fight for human rights

Alicia Garza is the 34-year-old who inspired the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter. Upon her discovery that George…

By Essence Gant

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Justice Department Preparing to Sue Ferguson Police

After Michael Brown's death, action is still being taken for justice

The Justice Department is looking to sue Ferguson, Missouri police department if they do not…

By Courtney Connley

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New #BlackLivesMatter Course Comes to Dartmouth College

New class will cover America's history of race and violence

Dartmouth College to offer new #BlackLivesMatter course this spring

By Courtney Connley

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Black Church Leaders Offer Scholarships to Students at Michael Brown’s Alma Mater

11 deserving students to receive full-ride scholarships

Black church leaders offer full-tuition scholarship opportunities to students at Michael Brown’s alma mater

By Courtney Connley

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Another One Gone: Twitter Mourns The Loss Of Antonio Martin

Facts are muddied, but anger is deeply present

Angry clashes have sparked again, this time in Berkeley, Missouri, which is just miles from…

By Kevin L. Clark (@KevitoClark)

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Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Pens Open Letter About Race, Ferguson And Injustice

The company wants to create opportunities for the community

Starbucks CEO is an advocate for taking on big issues with even bigger solutions. Howard…

By Kevin L. Clark (@KevitoClark)

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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…

By Kevin L. Clark (@KevitoClark)

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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…

By Janell Hazelwood

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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…

By Courtney Connley

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